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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

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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 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. Written by Production

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Irish Magician Keith Barry can see as the man that has the bird fly out of his pants. See more »

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When Dylan and Thaddeus arrive at the magic shop and speak to the grandmother, Thaddeus translates her response. Dylan replies that if Thaddeus's Mandarin was good, he would tell him. However, Macau Chinese - like Hong Kong - speak Cantonese, not Mandarin. See more »

Quotes

J. Daniel Atlas: [tying Lula's wrists] Okay, come here. What is it that you want?
Lula: I wanted to meet you. Everybody, really. I want to be a part of the Eye, okay? I said it. I do. And I want to use my magic for good, like you and Merritt and Jack especially. Oh, that's right. I know that Jack is alive. I know that he faked his own death. I am a huge fam of faking deaths. That was crazy!
[Atlas finishing tying her wrists, and she slips the bonds immediately]
Lula: What is this? A trucker's hitch?
J. Daniel Atlas: Yeah.
Lula: It's terrible. ...
[...]
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Featured in Now You See Me 2: The Horsemen Return (2016) See more »

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Freedom
Written by Pharrell Williams, Vin Rock (as Vincent E. Brown), DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Shawn Criss)
Performed by Pharrell Williams
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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"We are going out with a show people will never forget."
13 June 2016 | by Matt_LaydenSee all my reviews

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.


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