Movie Review: Now You See Me 2

Another sequel movie that has a cult following (I guess). This is not on my list of anticipated movies in 2016 but I still braved through the rain to watch this in a movie theater because I was a fan of the first film. I hoped not to get disappointed and I guess I was not.

Synopsis:

After being gone and in hiding for a year, the horsemen were setup, framed and blackmailed to retrieve a high-tech chip using their skills and magic tricks which lead to twists and revelations that almost shattered their team.

Likes:

Cast – in this sequel, they have a new character played by Lizzy Caplan which brought dynamics to the film. And of course, Daniel Radcliffe, who is my first love. *sigh*

Execution – it is not that complicated and it has the right amount of visually appetizing shots and exhibitions.

Dislikes:

Plot – it’s a little bit cliché and common and predictable and the twists made a few plot holes.

Acting – Discounting Morgan Freeman and Michael Cain, the acting of some of the cast are a little bit over the top, some are forced and some are mediocre especially Jesse Eisenberg. I liked him in The Social Network but his acting is somewhat just the same (also in BvS).

Over All Impression:

I already forgot the first Now You See Me but this second one made me smile not because I find it a joke but because I liked how some scenes were executed. I loved the scene where they infiltrated and stole the chip though it could’ve been done in a different and less complicated way – it was a fun scene. I just feel like the final heist could’ve been more epic.

Six tiaras out of ten.

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4 comments

  1. charandtheweb · June 14, 2016

    I won’t be paying to see this one on the big screen but I probably will watch it at some point. I liked the first one but didn’t think that it was anything other than a fun little movie. This one’s got an epic cast though. Great review, and nice blog, are you currently sharing your work on any other movie/tv platforms by any chance?

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    • prinsesangantukin · June 14, 2016

      Hi… thanks for your comment… 🙂
      I just review movies for fun and I am not sharing it in any other platforms yet (don’t know how to LoL)… 😀

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      • charandtheweb · June 17, 2016

        Well, If you’re up for it, I’d love to help you get your writing seen on Moviepilot/Creators. I’d love to hear from you if you’re interested. You can find my contact details on my ‘About’ page.

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      • prinsesangantukin · June 17, 2016

        wow… that would be great but I’m not really a good writer/reviewer… hahah but yeah, sure… 🙂

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