06-16-2013, 03:33 AM
Now You See Me
This film benefits from an original and topical premise (magicians "fighting the power" with Robin Hood-style crimes), a fantastic cast, and some amazing visuals. Arguably, these elements raise expectations beyond what you might otherwise hold. For NYSM, it's a moot point; by even pedestrian movie standards, there's very little to enjoy beyond the pretty colors.
The most glaring problem is the complete lack of character development on every level. The only backstory given...