Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 2

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Directed by : Jon M. Chu

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After fleeing from a stage show, the illusionists (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson) known as the Four Horsemen find themselves in more trouble in Macau, China. Devious tech wizard Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe) forces the infamous magicians to steal a powerful chip that can control all of the world's computers. Meanwhile, v...more

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Mediocre sequel to a reasonably good original!

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Daniel Radcliffe makes a surprise appearance as the bad man in this sequel to the fairly entertaining Now You See Me. He plays the illegitimate son of defamed Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine), the man taken apart by the Four Horsement in the first movie. However, the context for Now You See Me 2 is too frail and weak. The magic isn't half as fascinating as it was the in the first movie and the shocks are more gimmicks than magical tricks, something that separates the good movies like Prestige from the bad. Mark Ruffalo's esoteric charm has been greatly toned down and Morgan Freeman's Thaddeus Bradley seems almost confused with a twist on his part that is ridiculously forced upon us. There is a lot of Woody Harrelson and surprisingly, that isn't really adding to the charm of the movie. The eventual reveal of the movie isn't awe inspiring, leaving you a little underwhelmed. The movie did have its moments especially when the Horsemen go for a heist and show up with some killer card tricks as they try stealing a card-like chip that Daniel's Waltry desperately needed. Lizzy Caplan adds to the enthusiasm of the cast, with her unconventional take and excellent comic timing. However, bereft of substantial magic or a real screenplay, Now You See Me just comes across as an attempt to squeeze everything out of the first movie's popularity.

Ed Solomon's writing like Caine's role is a shadow of its original attempt, jaded and almost exhausted. The revenge saga that kept the first movie exciting, disseminates into shades that are illogical and poorly built with the first fifteen twenty minutes, growing amorphously without sense. All in all, a disappointment.

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