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Now You See Me movie

Now You See Me, Now You Were Paying Too Much Attention to Tiny Details

So I’ve been reading a lot of discussions and criticisms of Now You See Me, and while some of them make good points about pacing or character development, the ones that I find the most ridiculous criticize the “magic.”

Look, kids. We all know that there’s no such thing as magic. Or, at least, not in the Harry Potter sense. The “magic” we see is an illusion—a deception that tricks the brain into thinking something amazing happened because it can’t find a logical solution. We also know that there’s no such thing as Jedi (I wish). Yet we don’t criticize Star Wars for being unrealistic—unless, of course, we’re arguing about parsecs being a measurement of distance, not time. So why do we criticize a movie like this for its “magic”? Continue reading