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Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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

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Jon M. Chu

Writers:

Ed Solomon (screenplay by), Ed Solomon (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... J. Daniel Atlas
Mark Ruffalo ... Dylan Rhodes
Woody Harrelson ... Merritt McKinney / Chase McKinney
Dave Franco ... Jack Wilder
Daniel Radcliffe ... Walter Mabry
Lizzy Caplan ... Lula
Jay Chou ... Li
Sanaa Lathan ... Deputy Director Natalie Austin
Michael Caine ... Arthur Tressler
Morgan Freeman ... Thaddeus Bradley
David Warshofsky ... Agent Cowan
Tsai Chin ... Bu Bu
William Henderson William Henderson ... Young Dylan
Richard Laing ... Lionel Shrike
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Allen Scott-Frank
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Storyline

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. Written by Production

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Now You See Me 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,383,146, 12 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,075,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$334,901,337
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

A third installment of the Now You See Me franchise was announced over a year before this movie, and is set to come out 2019. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel is performing in London, there is a wide angle shown in the scene, with Daniel under blue lighting. In all other shots in the scene, he is under casual, white stage light. See more »

Quotes

Walter Mabry: I'm able to control quite a few companies, including my old partner Owen's, as a consortium of so-called anonymous shareholders.
Lula: And that violates how many SEC laws?
Walter Mabry: I believe it breaks all of them.
Lula: [surprised] All of them!
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Chu Shen Ru Hua
Written and Performed by Jay Chou
Courtesy of JVR Music Int'l Ltd.
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Reviews are fake, big names don't help a bad movie
19 June 2016 | by imdb3-3See all my reviews

How this movie even received a 7 rating is a good example of how the studios clearly pay people to stuff the ballot boxes. Don't be fooled by the great cast. This one is straight to VOD and everything in this film says "cash in on the mild success of the first." What makes fun is the "how did they do that?" question. But in this one, they tell you. It's only possible in a movie like this where you get the help of CGI and ask you to believe that the dumb things you see and know couldn't happen just happen. They will definitely not make a third.

The first movie in this series was something of a failure because it decided to foolishly allow it's "heroes" to pull of feats of wonder that were simply impossible without help from CGI. Hollywood seems to think that pushing the limits beyond is a good thing, forgetting that most of us with a brain get bumped right out of movie land magic once a movie shows reminds us of how false of a premise it is. The suspension of disbelief is gone and you're left just with disbelief.

So this film has a problem that is evident early. How can we top the preposterous nature of the first film with something even more improbable and ridiculous? Ten minutes into the film they use CGI twice in one scene that is so absurd that you can't help but feel insulted. No!!! It really IS magic! THIS is what you should expect from this movie. And if you can buy this lazy effort and pretend as if the totally super cool amazingly impossible is somehow possible -perhaps you'll like this film. It's the kind of magic that only superheroes can pull off. And that only works because it's never meant to be real like this is.

I hated it. I only stayed with it because of company. Save your money. And even if it's free, save your time. And if you're really curious, just wait for that scene 10 minutes into the movie to decide whether you really want to be dumb enough to waste another hour plus. The script is bad enough and the acting lazy so that you can make that decision easily. At least I've helped you gauge whether you want to watch this film or plan on having an alternative plan to escape from this movie.... like magic.


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