Monday, February 3, 2014

Movie Monday: Now You See Me


I watched today's movie for the first time over the weekend, and it was so enjoyable that I figured I'd immediately bump it to the top of the Movie Monday list (I'm lying, there is no list. It's a constant shit storm of "What do I feel like watching that I haven't yet covered?") while it was still fresh in my mind!


Reasons why Now You See Me is awesome:
1. Jesse Eisenberg. Normally, I can't stand this dude's movies. But in this? He was brilliant.
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2. A giant safe full of balloons.
3. Isla Fisher. Her accent confused me at times (it seemed to flip flop between her native Australian and an adopted American accent), but she was pretty fabulous.
4. The chase through New Orleans.
5. Woody Harrelson. There are no words for how much I love Woody Harrelson's work in recent years. This has just added to that love.
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6. The final twist.
7. Dave Franco. I'm not usually a fan of the Francos, especially not with James' tendency to star in stoner movies. But Dave was pretty great in this.
8. The card in the tree.
9. Floating around in bubbles.
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10. Mark Ruffalo. I had a small problem in that I kept expecting him to turn green and smash up Manhattan because he was angry the whole time, but he was still fantastic.
11. The piranha tank trick.
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12. Morgan Freeman. The minute he's in something, you can basically guarantee it's going to be great.
13. The opening card trick.
14. Throwing the handcuffs in FBI custody.
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15. Michael Caine. I mean, come on. He's amazing in everything ever.
16. The bank robbery.
17. Hell, all the illusions ever.

Plus, the following quotes:
- "Want to know how they did it? Just say the magic word."
- "I did NOT see that coming."
- "Please convey my deepest apologies to your colleague out there. I'm really sorry about this whole Tranny Tuesday thing, I was out of line." "Tranny Tuesday?" "It's an arrangement he and his wife have, or might not have, if you believe everything Agent Fuller's saying. Correct me, but isn't there a proud tradition in the FBI of men wearing dresses?"
- "Really? Can you be any more of a condescending ass?" "Yes."
- "FBI! Sort of... I need your car."
- "If by "has-been" you're referring to me, I just wanna say I'm flattered, because I always considered myself a never-was."
- "Don't worry about it. I'll call you." "You don't have my number." "I'm magic. I'll find it. Have a good night."
- "Whatever is about to follow, whatever this grand trick is, is really going to amaze. Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you'll actually see."
- "First rule of magic: always be the smartest person in the room."
- "Nothing is ever locked."
- "If you could reenact that look of absolute befuddlement, it would be perfect for the cover of my DVD."
- "I'm just trying to create the space for wisdom." "Okay, so you're like Buddha, if he wasn't so enlightened." "And you're like Jesus, if he was arrogant and all of his miracles were fake."

Have you seen it? What did you think??

K xx

9 comments:

  1. I've seen it! I loved it too; it was really fun and clever, great lines, and the illusions were awesome. Very good fun all around!

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    1. I was really surprised by how much I liked it, because the trailers always seemed a bit meh, which is why I waited until it came out on DVD. I guess that'll teach me to judge things based on a trailer!

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  2. I've heard this one if pretty awesome. I need to see it!

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  3. Everyone I know hated that movie, but I liked it. Maybe it's because of my long-standing crush on Mark Ruffalo... Also, I think Woody Harrelson is a secret genius because he's great in everything.

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    1. YES. Except for maybe The People vs Larry Flynt which, for some reason, I saw when I was like 14 and it was kind of traumatic as a result...

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  4. I haven't seen it but I love everyone in it, so I have to check it out. I actually like Jesse Eisenberg, maybe because I love Zombieland so much. Another Eisenberg/ Harrelson team up? I'm in.

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    1. DUDE. I always forget that was Jesse Eisenberg. I guess it's another one of those roles where I get him confused with Michael Cera (who I can't stand) outside of Scott Pilgrim.

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  5. You sold me with this post. I'm watching it! Thanks, MomM.

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