Writing a heist/con movie is difficult, believe me. The audience demands surprise, yet you have to lay it all out. You have to think of a believable, workable crime that no-one’s done before. In the shooting script of my film Doppelgangsters, the would-be outlaws sit struggling to think of a con that their identical appearance actually facilitates, other than “stealing candy from a baby”. I couldn’t come up with anything good so I ultimately hid behind meta tomfoolery. Now You See Me can’t come up with anything either, and so resorts to mixing up real magic tricks with fake movieness to trick the audience into thinking they’re one and the same. If you don’t keep up with the movie, you’ll think it’s outsmarted you, but its frequent twists and obnoxious red herrings are largely inconsequential, and always the result of contorted filmmaking.