Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The final scene was filmed on the Pont des Arts in Paris, France, which, as shown in the film, was famous for having an estimated one million "love locks" attached to its railings. However, on June 1, 2015, city council workmen started to remove the padlocks following years of complaints from locals. See more »
For Henley's trick she has handcuffs chained to her and is dropped into a tank. In one of the reverse angles, she has both of her arms stretched out. But in a close-up of her arms, she now has her arms extended with them in front of her. She is saying the same line during all of the shots as this happens so it couldn't have had anything to do with several seconds passing between shots. See more »
You little shit!
You little shit!
What game ya playin'?
What game ya playin'?
[Jack is an expert impersonator; now that he knows he can mimic Dylan's voice, he speaks confidently into the walkie-talkie]
We're all good at six; move to seven.
[Dylan's police obey and run up to the seventh floor]
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About halfway through the closing credits a scene is shown where the four horsemen arrive in the desert at an abandoned, dilapidated amusement park in Las Vegas. Appears in both the Blu-Ray Edition and the iTunes Extended Cut. See more »
trying desperately hard to be more intelligent than it is
Overall a showman of a film. Flashy, loud with bells and whistles and
big personalities, an exciting premise... illusionists rob banks using
(supposed) magic but the four horsemen are just puppets in a game, but
the hype is more than the substance of the film itself.
You'd expect suspense, twists, intelligent plot misdirection and all
sorts of thrilling viewing? No. This film tries to be a lot more
intelligent than it actually is. Like Atlas (Eisenberg) says, "Always
be the most intelligent person in the room" or something similar, this
film thinks it is being intelligent but actually it's not challenging
enough. It gives too much away, isn't as unpredictable as it should be
(really, you couldn't see that ending coming?) and just isn't as clever
as it promises. The tricks I really wanted explaining weren't... the
ones that were more obvious, were explained. The ending actually isn't
a denouement, as it's been laying clues all along - and anyone who's
seen a lot of films can see the "twists" coming a mile away. I focus on
the twists and reveal because as a heist movie, the end is the big
reveal. But, unlike Oceans Eleven, for example, it has more or less
handed it to you on a plate already.
The actors were good. Morgan Freeman and Woody Harrelson stealing the
show, of course, with Dave Franco doing a bang up job with some
incredible physical acting, stunts and so forth. I'm afraid Jesse
Eisenberg didn't convince in his character and was annoying after a
while, Franco rather underutilised really. Isla Fisher was good but
clearly the "glamour" rather than a serious character, which was a
shame as she was good.
This was supposed to be a big blockbuster film, big back drops, epic
stunts and huge crowd scenes, but it failed to deliver. As heist/magic
genre films go it's not that great, and The Prestige was far more
cerebral and gripping. Entertaining to a point but I got a bit bored,
and some of the scenes were too long - chases etc. If you are a fan of
heist films or magic you'll enjoy it, or are a fan of particular
actors, or will just enjoy it for what it is and don't want to be
challenged intellectually, it's a great film. I think Hollywood endings
are just too commonplace. 6/10 for me.
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