Release date: 10 June 2016 (USA) Ratings: 7.0/10 from 33,904 users (IMDb)
The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.
This film tells the story of a group of magicians who are going to reveal the secrets of a corporation. However, they get outsmarted and blackmailed. They have to try get an upper hand in a seemingly difficult situation.
I enjoyed the first “Now You See Me” because I was wowed by the mystery and suspense it had. This installment, however, does not provide me with the same experience.
This time round, the film spends a lot of time introducing the new characters and to set the picture. Then, there is a constant stream of trickery, which are unrealistic and unlikely. The plot becomes so far fetched and random, events happening so conveniently that it loses believability, which is the key that made the first film great. There are some scenes in here that’s good, but most of the time I am left to wonder when the film is going to end. Unfortunately, I can’t see the wire factor in “Now You See Me 2″.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writers: Ed Solomon (screenplay & story)
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson..
Trivia: Lizzy Caplan replaced Isla Fisher due to Fisher’s pregnancy, but Fisher is set to return for the third installment.
J. Daniel Atlas: We are going out with a show people will never forget.
Merritt McKinney: Have I ever told you about the guy who screwed me over everything? This is my twin brother Chase.