- Alfred Pennyworth and Lucius Fox
- Bruce Banner
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Haymitch Abernathy
- Rebel Alley
- James Franco’s Brother
- Shoshana from Inglourious Basterds
- …and Common
What do they all have in…common?
Every one of those characters are far more interesting and well-established than the cardboard personas written and acted for the same actors in Now You See Me.
- The secrets of a few cool magic tricks were revealed
- Dave Franco is criminally underused and continues to show tremendous promise. (He was also the only good thing about that regrettable final season of Scrubs)
- A few of plot of twists were clever
NOT GOOD THINGS
- Pretty much everything else.
- Much of the final plot reveals were hinted at in giant skywriting and graffiti (metaphorically) all throughout the film.
- No one actually seemed like they were acting real people. Instead it was if everyone was given 1 personality trait and told to read all their lines with only that in mind.
- The plot twists, magic, end result, and more do not hold together unless logic is ignored. (perfect for a movie whose tag line is “The closer you look, the less you’ll see.”)
- Not a single character was actually interesting. I couldn’t root for anyone. I also couldn’t root against anyone. Except Mark Ruffalo who is actually the protagonist of the movie and is uncharacteristically exasperating.
Ultimately, it is a forgettable film with a forgettable name and a good cast. Should be an excellent entry on Doug Loves Movies’ Leonard Maltin Game in 10 years.