Now You See Me & The Hangover 3
Sometimes the less said the better. These two movies are prime
“Now You See Me” is a very slick film about four Las Vegas magicians
pulling off a bank heist as part of their act, as they are pursued by both a
disgruntled rival and the law. This is one of those movies where the
viewer has to suspend disbelief over and over again. Not just for the
magic tricks, but for the ongoing viewer deception. Yes, to like this
one you have to enjoy being duped.
Speaking of being duped, if you walk into “The Hangover 3” expecting
a ribald comedy like the previous two, you’ll be disappointed. It’s
not funny. It’s not even entertaining. It’s really pretty much
a revenge movie, as our hapless suburbanites somehow get caught up in chasing
gold bricks for a mobster, but really, the plot is just an excuse for these
four guys to act weird, and they do, but it plays like a stale joke that
we’ve already heard twice.
Sometimes the less said the better.
Dr. Ronald P. Salfen, Minister, St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Irving,