Watch: Now You See Me 2 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – One year after outwitting the F.B.I. and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen 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, 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..
Plot: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
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**Now You See Me (but why would you)**
Stage magic and movies are very much alike. The more convincing, the better. Unfortunately the action in this film, magic tricks, sleight of hand, hypnotizing people, is simply unbelievable – in a bad way. This is not an alternate universe with different rules of physics. This is not a group of super heroes using their powers, this is not a tale of magic becoming reality, this is simply unrealistic garbage.
As for the actors, most notably we have Mark Zuckerberg (played by Lex Luthor) trying to take away the leadership of the “Horsemen” from “Jack” (played by someone without any screen presence whatsoever). Then we have a new person in the crew, an obnoxious girl, replacing someone from the prequel who I can’t remember, because they were just as forgettable as the whole drivel that makes up both stories. We have Woody, Morgan Freeman, Caine, and Harry (Potter). In other words no one likable, unless you like them. Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) also shows his unlikable side.
I tried to keep this on to help me sleep, but during the action scenes they cranked up the volume (as is customary in movies for some reason) so I ended up switching it off.
The extra star I gave is for production value.
25 August 2016
I am migrating my reviews from a different site which has become like the reality of this flick. TMDB looks awesome and I look forward to be a part of it.
A SCREEN ZEALOTS REVIEW www.screenzealots.com
Most moviegoers weren’t clamoring for a follow-up to 2013’s smart magic heist thriller “Now You See Me,” but here’s one of the rare instances where the sequel is actually better than the original. While viewing the first film would be helpful before seeing “Now You See Me 2,” it’s not necessary. Even newbies can follow along with this slick magic show.
The Four Horsemen are back, this time fighting the powers that be with even greater illusions. Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt (Woody Harrelson) and Jack (Dave Franco) are now joined by Lula (Lizzy Caplan, a welcome replacement for Isla Fisher as the “girl Horseman”). Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe) plays a tech nerd who forces the Horsemen to steal a chip so he can control all of the computers in the entire world — but who is really pulling the curtain? Mark Ruffalo is back as FBI agent and magician Rhodes. Here he still aids the Horsemen (and seeks to find some closure with Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman), a man Rhodes blames for the death of his father). Yes, there’s a lot going on in this convoluted plot, but it is exciting from beginning to end.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the movie is the elevated performances. I love the trend of casting accomplished actors in fun summer movies; I think audiences get a better movie for it. These are talented actors who visibly enjoyed working together; they play off each other with an effortless believability. Their repartee is lively and their visible enthusiasm for their roles (and the film) is contagious and as a result, I was smiling throughout the whole movie. Harrelson will probably be taking some jabs for his partially silly turn (I don’t want to say how because I don’t want to spoil it), but I thought he was ridiculously amusing. No matter how you feel about the film, you have to agree that these characters are a hoot to spend a few hours with.
As with the first film, this one is packed full of entertaining twists and fun “gotchas!” A lot of it is, of course, ridiculous, but interspersed throughout the flashy trickery are some truly funny and memorable moments. Most of the stunts are CGI animation but even though they are fake, they’re still pretty damn cool. The big finale may be predictable but that makes it no less fun. I love the all of the misdirection this film includes (it’s the perfect homage to real magicians and tricksters), and it’s done in a witty and skilled fashion. Is this film as clever as it thinks it is? No. But so what? It’s a fun, wild ride.
A SCREEN ZEALOTS REVIEW www.screenzealots.com**
Go enjoy it! It’s fun!
This is a worthy follow up to the first movie (coming from someone that as a rule doesn’t believe in follow-on movies). It’s fun, it’s got its twists and hidden surprises, & ends up being a well put-together, bit of entertainment. I went to see it with my my teenage daughter and we both really enjoyed it! It’s a great, light, holiday movie, that leaves you with a smile on your face and “oh, gee, I didn’t see that coming”. It is a good mix of slight of hand that admittedly are fun to watch, good action and some rolling humour. Do yourself a favour – if you saw the first one and enjoyed it then go see the follow-on. Don’t be put off by the nay-Sayers. Listen to the Inspector!
Disappears from your mind as soon as it’s over
I really love the first “Now You See Me,” like, a lot. It’s just a really light, breezy, nonstop fun movie, and it knows it. And the trailer for this movie looked like it would be more of the same, which I was completely fine with. Unfortunately, the trailer is infinitely better than the actual film.
Honestly, this movie was embarrassing to watch. From the childishly annoying character that Lizzy Caplan plays, to the horrendously unfunny identical twin that Woody Harrelson plays, I was cringing in my seat and praying for deliverance. Now, one could argue that Lizzy Caplan’s character was intentionally annoying, and that Woody Harrelson’s twin character was intentionally unfunny, and while I would agree with that, it still didn’t make for an enjoyable viewing experience, especially when these two characters had a significant amount of screen time.
I can’t deny that “Now You See Me 2” did have some very entertaining sequences, with one particular scene involving an elaborate card trick being the definite highlight of the film. However, these few scenes couldn’t save this forgettable mess of a film. I mean honestly, I’m having a hard time writing this review because I can’t even remember what I disliked about this movie. It’s just a completely forgettable film in every way that will leave your mind as soon as the credits start.
Huh, come to think of it, maybe this film did do something right after all: it disappears completely, just like a real magician would.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director Jon M. Chu
Writer Ed Solomon, Peter Chiarelli, Boaz Yakin
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson
Country United States, France, Hong Kong
Awards 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Panavision Primo and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Red Epic Dragon (some scenes)
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex, Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Redcode RAW (6K) (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)