"Now You See Me"
featured Woody Harrelson (Merritt), Jesse Eisenberg (Daniel),
Dave Franco (Jack) and Isla Fisher (Henley) as The Four Horsemen.
It opened with the scene of each character receiving an invitation
telling them to go to an apartment at a certain day and time.
In the first stunt,
they were illusionists who played at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Their performance consisted of robbing a bank in France and giving
the money to the audience. It was the first time something like
that has ever been done on a Vegas stage. The audience benefited
from the first heist because the money was showered from the ceiling.
The FBI got wind of
this and was on their tail trying to prevent their next heist.
They followed them to the next performance in New Orleans and
hunted them down in a game of cat and mouse following one step
behind the magicians. Mark Ruffalo (Dylan) played the FBI agent
who was teamed up with Interpol agent Melanie Laurent (Alma) to
try to catch them.
They also contacted
Morgan Freeman (Thaddeus) who explained how the magic tricks were
done, but only gave out clues. The FBI thought he was somehow
involved in the acts.
The third heist was
going to be the grand daddy of it all. It took place on the roof
of a building in New York City. Their final performance was going
to be a disappearing act.
By the end of the film,
you'll be able to answer: Did they ever get caught? If so, what
were their consequences? Go see the movie to find out.
It is directed by Louis
Leterrier. He is best known for directing "Clash of the Titans"
and "The Transporter." It is rated PG-13 for language,
some action and sexual content. Scenes for this film were shot
in New York City, Las Vegas, New Orleans and in Paris, France.
The movie was fast
moving with car chase scenes and being one step ahead of the FBI.