One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me: The Second Act only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.Wikipedia
Now You See Me 2 Reviews
Now You See Me 2 is, in many ways, exactly the sort of sequel everyone dreads: Needless, uninspired and empty. Even with expectations in check, it somehow manages to disappoint. Like its flamboyant heroes, it relies on the notion that you are too dumb to notice illusion from reality.
If you are a fan of fast-paced heist thrillers, this one's watchable if not as entertaining as the prequel.
Nothing quite as entertaining as the first film. And that's saying a lot more than I should. It'd take something of a magic trick to pull off a win with this one, despite some clearly winsome performances.
Now You See Me 2, on a whole doesn't work as a film, let alone a sequel. It uses lots of special effects, blinding visuals, blaring background score and one-liners to steer the audience away from its ridiculous, convoluted plot twists. What the makers forget is that the movie is ABOUT deception and not deceiving the audience.
Now You See Me 2 is a desperate attempt to pull a franchise out of thin air. But this glitzy Hollywood hoodwink is nothing more than a slavish pull of wool over the audiences eyes.
Director Chu keeps the narrative moving at a smooth pace with Stan Salfas' editing which layers the visuals churned out by cinematographer Peter Deming's widescreen lensing and Brian Tyler's otherwise overstated score. But overall, this film does not succeed to wow.
The movie extends beyond necessity, and the final reveal does not create the excitement it means to. With on-going plans for a third movie, the franchise seems to have fallen prey to toxic sequelitis, and we can only hope that 3 works out to be the lucky number for the magicians.
Director Chu keeps the narrative moving at a smooth pace with Stan Salfas' editing which layers the visuals churned out by cinematographer Peter Deming's widescreen lensing and Brian Tyler's otherwise overstated score.But overall, this film does not succeed to wow.
Characters from part 1 are brought back with lame justifications clearly because they are star names. It doesn’t help that the film, like the first one, treats people as a dummy crowd that seem to be cheering at anything that comes their way. If that’s what the makers thought of us, then they are way off the mark
Director Jon M Chu tries hard to make the sequel lively and more amusing, but the story is more far-fetched and bloated and too dependent on special effects. Casting the former Harry Potter as a bad guy incapable of any magic is admittedly funny. Now You See Me 2 gives the illusion of being a clever deception. While it might be more fun and flamboyant, the sequel is not magical enough.