Now You See Me

 March 15, 2013

It's hard to watch Jesse Eisenberg's turn as Michael Atlas in the new trailer for Now You See Me without just imagining him as a better-dressed Mark Zuckerberg. But what makes Atlas different from the petty young billionaire (aside from the suit and the silly, sideswept hair) is that in addition to being very intelligent and very condescending, he is also—brace yourself—a big-time, Las Vegas magician. And since Now You See Me is a heist film, he's only one member of a whole team of these Criss Angel motherfuckers, which also includes Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Eisenberg's Zombieland co-star Woody Harrelson, this time in a pork pie hat.

It's unclear from the trailer what the movie is actually about (probably some kind of big, clever, magical caper, with magic), but it is clear that there will be some fighting and some car chasing and lots and lots of smug grinning. One thing's for sure: You don't want to be Mark Ruffalo in this movie, because if the preview is any indication, he spends the whole thing feeling like a big, fat dummy who doesn't believe in magic. Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are also involved somehow, playing two old guys in a bar who don't seem to have anything to do with the rest of the action, but who also, presumably, love magic as much as everyone else does.

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