Friday, June 7, 2013
by: Stephen Operach
I did not know much about this movie, only the bare minimum, which is sometimes a good thing. Honestly, I don not think it would matter if a knew more about this movie because it is perfectly mediocre. It defiantly has star power behind the movie with a cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, and of course the great Morgan Freeman. The plot revolves around a group of magic and brought together by a mysterious group. Jump a year forward and the start to steal from the rich and give to the poor in full daylight. At this point the FBI start to get involved along with Interpol and the chase is on. The illusions and tricks are pretty good and well planned and there is a pretty good car chase scene. It moves along quickly and really there is no lull in movie, its a very tight movie. It's a movie that knows what it is for sure a popcorn movie, pure and simple. I was not a great movie but was not upset that I saw it. Will I forget this movie in a year, yes I will.
Acting: ** 1/2
Direction: ** 1/2
Technical: Not even Morgan Freeman could bring this movie up to OK from mediocre.
Verdict: ** 1/2
Will This Movie end up in my collection? No.