#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – One year after outwitting the FBI 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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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.
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**Not seeing what’s coming to them, but overcoming is their task to complete.**
I never thought a sequel would be made. Now it seems this will going to be an unstoppable franchise, we could expect more, the next one was official, especially after considering how this film fared at the box office. All the main cast returned with the new ones. I think Daniel Radcliffe was good, first time I had impression like that on him after Harry Potter series. So good to see the two legends, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. The rest of the cast was good, but nothing to praise like they have pulled off the impossible. Overall, this is a good follow-up, but not best I was looking for. Though, the writing and direction were decent with some nice Chinese locations.
The story follows after some time where the first one ended. After the biggest heist, now they are back with the new public shows. A new member was included, a female to balance with the existing ones. While performing a show, they had to abort it in the middle when the cops raid them. This time they are tricked by some unknown people and land in a foreign territory. In order to escape from there, they had to play what was instructed to them and so they comply with it. When their boss comes to their rescue, the things around them begin to change. So how it all ends was another twist.
The film was two hours long, but not bad to hook for that long when pace and the story looked better. I’m not fully satisfied, particularly about the China. I know Hollywood found its second home, but that does not mean they have to add China flavour all the time to just make money in China. They might succeed from it, particularly from earning Yuan, but I’m the not happy, the world is not happy about that. You can make full length China subject film, but this kind of altering script is becoming sick. Because all the major films trying to do the same thing. I disliked this from that perspective. So sorry Hollywood, better luck next time.
“We are going out with a show people will never forget.”
Now You See Me 2 wins the title for most unnecessary sequel, maybe of all time. The first film was a surprise with decent twists and performances. It was a success, apparently to the point where the studio thought the audience needed more. We didn’t and this film doesn’t really offer anything new and it expects us to really be invested in these characters and their story. Yet neither of these things are really compelling enough for a second go-around. As a result, this sequel just manages to be serviceable.
The Horsemen are in hiding and the FBI are on the hunt for them. It’s been over a year and now the stage is set for their triumphant return. Just when they reappear in the limelight, the trick seems to be on them. Their entire stage was hijacked and they find themselves at the mercy of Walter, a mad genius who needs their skills to steal a microchip. In this battle of wits, which magician has the upper hand?
I begged my wife to see The Conjuring 2, but she was terrified of the original and absolutely did not want to see the sequel in theatres. Double that for the fantasy adventure film Warcraft, so we were stuck seeing the magic heist flick Now You See Me 2…why this wasn’t called Now You Don’t, me and millions of others apparently will never know. Most of the cast has returned with the exception of Isla Fisher and Mélanie Laurent, with the former disappearance explained away with a few bits of dialogue. In her place we have Lizzy Caplan, who seems a lot more at ease with the cast and the material. One of the welcomed additions to this sequel.
While the original was somewhat refreshing, this one treads the same waters. I was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns the original offered us, here everything is telegraphed and predicted a few scenes beforehand. Thus the magic is gone, to a degree. The spectacle is still there is some sequences, yet the revelation is timid. I had to stop thinking about logic a lot of times in order to enjoy the spectacle. One sequence involving the team throwing a card between each other to keep it hidden from people inspecting them, was really well done. But why do they need to throw it to each other? Why not just have one of them keep it and continuously hide it? I don’t know. Double goes for a plot hole that I simply do not understand involving a fake chip and the real one. NYSM2 doesn’t bother to explain much that makes sense and instead tries to explain what we already know.
As I said before, Caplan is the one good addition the film does. Most of the cast seems to sleepwalk through their roles, especially Eisenberg. The second new addition is Daniel Radcliffe, who despite playing a “magician” does his best to shed that Harry Potter persona. Between his role in Horns, here and the upcoming Swiss Army Man, I hope he manages to do it. NYSM2 is again, a pointless sequel that manages to entertain enough to warrant a view if you’re a fan of the original.
There Are Cheaper Ways to get some sleep
All I can say was that this film was really boring. I guess the main reason that I saw it was because I ended being caught up with all of the advertising, and also I was wanting to kill a bit of time on a Friday night (and my local cinema has a permanent half-price on all tickets). I had seen the first film in the series and it was okay, but nothing all that spectacular, however, not surprisingly, the sequel ended up being a lot worse.
Like most sequels, this film begins about a year after the first film ended, where the Four Horsemen became members of a secret society of illusionists (the film is not so much about magic, but rather about illusions), however they are also on the most wanted list. The thing is that they are really bored and want to get in on a bit more action, and then an opportunity arises – a telecommunications firm is releasing a new smart-phone, however what this smart phone does is that it takes all of your information and sells it to the highest bidder. So they crash the party and attempt to expose the fraud for what it is.
The problem is that somebody is way ahead of them and end up exposing not only them, but the ring leader (who is still masquerading as an FBI agent). They flee, jump into a chute, and suddenly discover that they have been magically transported to Macau. Remember, the film is about illusion, not magic – all of the magic tricks in the film actually have a rational explanation behind them, including how they managed to magically travel from New York to Macau in what seemed like a matter of seconds.
This was probably the most interesting aspect of the film – how they actually performed the illusions, but that didn’t actually do all that much to save what is in effect a really boring movie. Like most sequels, the main characters, including the bad guys, come across from the previous film, though there are a few new faces, including Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame. The problem was that Radcliffe’s character was actually really pathetic. I won’t so much as say that it was his acting ability (though it could well have been), it is just that he simply did not seem to be able to play the part.
In the end there is nothing really all that great about this film, and as far as I’m concerned, there are much better films out there that will simply leave this one for dead (which isn’t all that hard).
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Jon M. Chu
Writer Ed Solomon (screenplay by), Ed Solomon (story by), Peter Chiarelli (story by), Boaz Yakin (based on characters created by), Edward Ricourt (based on characters created by)
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco
Country USA, Mexico, France, Hong Kong
Awards 5 nominations.
Production Company K/O Paper Products
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)