12 Stupid Mistakes That Somehow Made It Into 2013 Movies
12. Do The Magicians Know ACTUAL Magic?! - Now You See Me
If you're writing a complex heist-style movie, you should probably be sure that your writing is nailed on and every element of the plan is incredibly well mapped out, especially if it's going to involve a twist that will draw further scrutiny to it. That is even the case when your plan involves magicians, because you can't just hide behind the magical card to cover up holes, which is clearly exactly what Now You See Me attempted to do. Because despite the fact that the four key magicians are each given a card that reads simply "MARCH 29 - 4:44PM - 45 EAST EVAN ST. - NY", they know exactly which apartment they are supposed to go to. How did they know? Magic? Probably not. Bad writing? Definitely. And that bad writing pops up again when Evans hears his trigger word "bullsh*t," and begins pretending to play a violin, despite the fact that earlier, he's within ear-shot when Cowan says "Despite their bullsh*t Robin Hood razzle-dazzle, your magicians are nothing more than common thieves." Apparently trigger words only matter when the plot needs them to.