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Now You See Me

by Christian Cintron
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Friday Sep 6, 2013
Now You See Me

"Now You See Me" blends the adrenaline-driven heist movie with the esoteric world of magic. With a great cast, amazing special effects, and shocking WTF moments, the film has all the makings of a genuinely entertaining movie. The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack comes complete with a decent amount of bonus features.

A sleight of hand magician (Jesse Eisenberg), an escape artist (Isla Fisher), a mentalist (Woody Harrelson), and a street magician (Dave Franco) unite in hopes of joining a secret society of magic. On their trail is an FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo), a French Interpol agent (Mélanie Laurent), and a professional magic de-bunker (Morgan Freeman).

Your allegiance shifts throughout the course of the film as new secrets are revealed and the perspective shifts to new characters.

The deleted scenes include some alternate takes of the ending and certain pivotal reveals.

The special features expand on some of the greatest elements of the film. There is an extended version that includes some additional footage, but luckily, it does not change the pace of the film. The deleted scenes include some alternate takes of the ending and certain pivotal reveals. The alternate ending is more satisfying in some ways by tying up some plot points and showing some flashbacks. The commentary is kind of interesting as Producer Bobby Cohen and Director Louis Lettelie discuss some of the special effects in more detail.

"Now You See Me Revealed" is the typical making-of featurette that showcases how much everyone loved working with Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. Also, the cast seems to have a general chemistry that made the movie fun to watch. "A Brief History of Magic" is hosted by the magic advisor for the film, David Kwong. It breaks down the different genres of magic and the notable magicians of each style.

Ultimately, "Now You See Me" is a fun movie. It's entertaining, energetic, and something you can watch over and over again. Luckily, the combo pack includes multiple versions for you to enjoy.

"Now You See Me"
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy
$ 39.99

Christian Cintron is a writer, actor and stand up comedian. He attended Vassar College and has worked in marketing and social media. For more check out YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CintronicComedy and www.obscureathon.com


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