A buddy of mine tried to show me The Room. I couldn’t stand it, but the movie has a cult following that, despite the fact it is an awful movie, there’s something to it that a lot of people find enjoyable.
Now You See Me takes a look into that phenomena by comparing bad movies to good ones that have, perhaps, unexpected way.
Movies like The Room and the various Sharknado films wouldn’t seem to have anything in common with the likes of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarrantino, and Aaron Sorkin. But there is in the way these movies and moviemakers use (or misuse) accepted film tropes and techniques. What is that mystery ingredient? See for yourself.