Now You See Me
There’s no The Prestige into taking Mementos from other films. Pure Larceny.
The film itself is just CGI magic tricks, Vegas-style with massive flashes of light and stuff. Complete bullcrap. Recommended only if you like canned woos, ahhhs and applause, with the camera spinning like crazy. I think the camera never stops spinning around the characters, not even when they are in hallways. Not even Michael Bay puts spins the camera so much.
Michael Caine was cast as the antagonist, but he barely has any screen time. Neither does Morgan Freeman, for that matter.
Proves that if you spin a turd, shit will hit the fans.
This is my place for ramblings about sequences of images that exploit the human visual limitation know as persistence of vision.
- Ephemera of Vision