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Movie Review: Now You See Me 2 – It Isn’t As Magical As It Should Have Been

By Salil Sand / Published on Friday, 17 Jun 2016 14:29 PM / No Comments

now you see me-01One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their magic spectacles, the remaining members of the Four Horsemen – J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), are in hiding, awaiting further instructions from the Eye, the secret society of magicians they’ve been recruited into.

The group’s leader, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) hatches a perfect plan for their comeback. This time, they have a new horseman, a rookie magician Lula May (Lizzy Caplan).

However, they soon discover that the man who has maligned them and has them trapped in Macau is Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who aims to use them for his own benefit. They must find a way to take him down and clear their name. Meanwhile, Dylan Rhodes is on his own pursuit of truth, hoping to avenge his father’s death.

We now get to see loads of magic and a few smart action scenes, but then what’s confusing is the fact that there are too many people with too many hidden motives. You will actually find yourself grappling to find yourself rather than sit back and enjoy the film.

From Daniel Radcliffe to Mark Rufallo, Jesse Eisenberg to Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, to Michael Cane, the film is star studded. The incredibly talented set of actors try their best to justify their parts, however, it’s the script that lets you down.

Directed by Jon M. Chu, Now You See Me 2, a sequel to the 2013 film Now You See Me, begins where the first ended. But unlike the first film, the sequel somehow doesn’t leave the desired impact.

If you are a fan of thriller movies, then you can barely sit through this one, if not, then better to sit and home, grab a DVD of the prequel, Now You See Me, as that’s more entertaining than this one.

Rating: Two

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