Movie Review: Now You See Me 2 **

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Now You See Me 2 is the sequel to a five star heist movie that involves magic. A group of magicians known as the Horsemen have various expertise in hypnotism, cards, hustling, and escape. They are brought together to infiltrate and expose a tech guy who is believed to be illegally collecting personal information of mobile device users through embedded software. Their plan goes awry, their secrets are exposed, and they somehow end up on the other side of the world. There, they are coerced into stealing a memory card that contains the identity harvesting program. Another attempt to expose the bad guys is scheduled for New Years Eve during a live televised program.

You really need to see the first Now You See Me movie to understand the characters in this one. It is very easy to become lost in the story without the prequel. There are a lot of magic tricks and illusions. Some are good, some are not so good, and one is way too long. The good news is that each of the tricks are reviewed and explained, and the final trick is outstanding. The acting is good. There are many characters–they are good, but hard to keep straight. The illusions are good. I went in wanting to love this movie, but I didn’t. I only liked it. 2 out of 5 stars.

Published in: on June 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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