Magic/illusion is interesting to me, less because of the act that is being performed, and more because of the exploitation of the predictability of human perception/response. The idea that the way something is presented (like how a deck of cards is held in a magician’s hands), or the way that a “trick” is explained (like pick a card or number) can help a magician determine the outcome of said “trick” is a very impressive skill, and shows an acute awareness…
I wish that it was a little more ambitious, but overall this is a solid flick. The two leads are strong, and have good chemistry. The summation of the events is satisfying. The final punctuation is very effective, and overall I enjoyed the film a fair bit.
I do wish that the Caroline character didn't disappear in the second half of the film. I think the point of the idealism of the character balanced out the more cynical tone…
Things I would do differently.
1. Remove the food from the freezer where they put the bodies.
2. Build the wall out of something stronger than cardboard.
3. Close and seriously board up the doors behind the built wall.
4. Seduce Francine away from Flyboy.
5. Take all the guns out of the gun store.
6. Never take off the fur coat.
7. Eat a whole ton of cheese.