Thursday, 2 June 2016

Now You See Me 2

The original was such a surprisingly enjoyable film and the sequel is almost equally entertaining. Some of the formula is repeated, but why fix something that is not broken? Now You See Me 2 is essentially a comedic heist film with a lot of magic trickery, culminating in an unexpected twist at the end. The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, and this time Lizzy Caplan replacing Isla Fisher) finally resurface after their last caper and are soon forcibly recruited by a rich tech genius (Daniel Radcliffe) to pull off their biggest job yet. Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman also return, adding gravitas to the film, and both are exceptional. There are also some mesmerising moments of “magic” and one lengthy scene in particular when the horsemen each sneakily take turns hiding a card with computer software on it during a security search. Writer Ed Soloman has done well to push the story forward, while director Jon M. Chu capitalises on the visual stunts at his disposal. Now You See Me 2 may be a little long and silly, but it is a fun way to spend a couple of hours.  


1 comment:

  1. I would love to see this...your review has convinced me :)

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