NOW YOU SEE ME 2 (Theatrical Release USA 2016)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Now You See Me 2—a sequel to the magician show Now You See Me—uses the same high tech antics that marked the first film. This movie tells a little of the back story of Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), why and how he went into the magician business and a little about his father. Overall, it doesn’t pack the wallop the first film did, but that is partly because the first film was such a surprise and now we’re prepared for the unique showmanship this series offers. The casting department’s choice of Daniel Radcliffe, from the Harry Potter series, with Michael Caine does not work in this film. Michael Caine’s sophistication overpowers the still young Daniel Radcliffe persona. You have to be quick to catch the story’s line and to put the pieces together. It’s a good DVD watch for that reason.

Storyline

The Four Horsemen embark on a mission to expose corrupt businessman, Owen Case (Ben Lamb).

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Jon M. Chu for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Kevin De La Noy, Louis Leterrier, Qiuyun Long, and Ed Solomon for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), Merritt McKinney/Chase McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), Lula (Lizzy Caplan), Li (Jay Chou), Deputy Director Natalie Austin (Sanaa Lathan), and Arthur Tressler ( Michael Caine).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s re-watchable. The third sequel, as of this time, has been scheduled for release in 2019 (IMDB).

Ben Meyers

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