Now You See Me… Now You Don’t…
THE BRAINS: Directed by Jon M. Chu, written by Ed Solomon & Peter Chiarelli, the cast includes returnees, Jesse Eisenberg as Daniel Atlas, Mark Ruffalo as Dylan Rhodes, Woody Harrelson as Merritt McKinney, Dave Franco as Jack Wilder, Morgan Freeman as Thaddeus Bradley, Michael Caine as Arthur Tressler, with new comers Lizzy Caplan as Lula, Daniel Radcliffe as Walter Mabry, Jay Chou as Li and Sanaa Lathan as Natalie Austin.
THE PLOT: 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.
Check the trailer out below;
Analysis: So coming off the success that was Now You See Me, NYSM 2 is a great movie that I truly enjoyed though I had a couple issues which includes the length of the movie. This I believe was due to the fact that the plot was a bit overstretched. As for the acting, the actors did not drop their standard and permit to say Lizzy Caplan did a good job of replacing Isla Fisher who could not return owing to her pregnancy at the time of filming. Throwing Daniel Radcliffe, the poster magician of Hollywood into the mix was cool. Am certain there would be a lot of oohs and aaaaahhhs when his scene comes up. Oh the magic tricks… They took it up a notch from what we saw in the first movie with the help of CGI which was balanced in the movie.
Now You See Me 2 was a great movie building up on the performance of the first though I would not complain if the producers leave it at two movies instead of adding more sequels which seems to be the norm in Hollywood these days.
FINAL VERDICT: 7/10
Arthur Tressler: Hell will look like a day at the spa once I’m through with the Four Horsemen.
Walter Mabry: You had me at “Hell.”
Thaddeus Bradley: Are you listening, horsemen? You will get what’s coming to you. In ways you can’t expect.
Dylan Rhodes: Want to know what all this has been leading to?
Thaddeus Bradley: The greatest magic trick ever created.
Daniel Atlas: I’ve been told that I have some control issues, so I’m going to control something that’s a lot easier than people.
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