Now You See Me 2 (2016)
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
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I'll start by saying you'll probably need to watch the 1st part over again, it was difficult for me to remember who is who, the script should probably have included some sort of 'reminder'? It is not a movie for oscar nominations nor will it be memorable but is entertaining all the same, a typical 'pop corn movie'. Nothing bad about it. Some of the plot could have been simplified a bit, it looks like the writer needed to add some spice but it got a bit overdone. Do not try to think what can be possible or not, is just a movie, a make believe thing to pass the time, not a tutorial video for magician :D
If you have any intelligence at all, you will, not only by seeing on IMDB page it says "COMEDY", but also, find by watching the film that is is a PARODY. For instance, there's (the actor of) Harry Potter that doesn't believe in magic and believes in science instead.The issue is though that in my opinion, FIRSTLY it should've tried even harder to make things go overboard, with all the effects and stuff. I mean the CGI is exactly the point to the parody -- but people also mistook it for a serious film because the film doesn't go crazy enough with it. SECONDLY, it's should've parodied all the characters heavier. The characters clearly are meant for parody as well but they don't strike you like that hard enough leaving the experience a little blunt.Don't skip the film just because unintelligent kids here couldn't figure out it's a parody.Overall, it's decent entertainment if you understand you are watching a comedy (parody), not a serious mystery film which it clearly doesn't claim to be.
Just writing this to warn people : don´t watch it! The acting, the dialogue and the plot is terrible. I´m thinking How on earth did the actors even agree to do this movie? I am happy I watched it on Netflix, because I fast forwarded most of the second part. It was so boring, and it really didn´t have a point! A big pile of mindless tricks just doesn´t do it. I literally can´t believe this movie is rated 6.5 ??!!!
It can be a fun film if you know what you are getting into, but is lacking in parts. The concept is interesting but sometimes is too far separated from reality. The acting is just okay, nobody gives a fantastic performance. Daniel Radcliffe's character is very strange and his dynamic with Michael Caine is under developed. Furthermore, the comedy is rather misplaced or just has bad timing. The cinematography is bland but the final shot is quite unique! One scene - despite being a little silly - is very fun. As they have to pass a card to each other without being noticed, the film gets creative with the way the magicians pass it to each other. The settings are pretty, and can stand out from just a typical city. Overall, a fun action film but nothing groundbreaking.