Now You See Me 2 Review

The Plot

The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe.

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate.

The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

The Good

It’s a vast improvement from the first movie which isn’t always easy for sequels. There’s a bigger cast and it works for this movie.

There’s a card scene in particular that is probably the best scene in the movie so that alone is worth the ticket.

Newcomer Lizzy Caplan also impresses even though I wasn’t so keen on her joining the cast. She does warm up to her role gradually throughout the show.

Jay Chou’s appearance will also be a treat for many of his fans in Asia.

The Bad

No Isla Fisher…’s unfortunate that she missed out on this sequel due to her pregnancy because I would have preferred for continuity.

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Worth the watch, if you can watch part one and then this one back to back, even better!!

Now You See Me 2 opens in cinemas 16 Jun

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