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Now You See Me 2

Can the franchise create magic again by taking their sleight of hand overseas?

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John Hintz, Film Critic

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IMDb Synopsis: The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Why is it that movie sequels have to make everything “bigger and better?” If you can recall: in Ocean’s Twelve, the team traveled to Europe; in Pitch Perfect 2, the Bellas entered an international competition; in The Hangover Part II, the boys travel to Thailand. Likewise in Now You See Me 2, the Horsemen end up in China. What do all these movies have in common? They all take place internationally -thus making it a “bigger” movie- and are sequels to great movies and, quite frankly, were nowhere near as good as the originals they respectively followed. What I loved about Now You See Me was its unpredictability, and the sequel just didn’t seem to possess that same quality. Although, I will admit that the very final scene of the movie did come as a shock to me. Also, there was a really cool scene where the Horsemen had to hide this card/chip thing from security and they kept throwing it back and forth to each other that was really cool to watch.

 

That being said, Now You See Me 2 is not as great as the original but is still a fun time at the movies. Therefore I rate it 6.3/10.

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