Mark ruffalo, Morgan freeman, and woody harrelson. When the first movie was released, I passed on the theater experience. So one day, I actually sat down and watched Now You See Me after hearing a lot of mixed reviews about it. Now they decide to add one of the worst actors ever in the history of acting, Daniel Radcliffe. It's just a completely forgettable film in every way that will leave your mind as soon as the credits start.
And what a waste of a beautiful all-star cast, so entertaining as individuals in the early scenes. They will definitely not make a third. I guess what I'm trying to say is: If you like movies that are fast paced, where they try to cram as much as possible into the movie in as little time as possible, kind of a movie directed by a hamster or something, then you'll probably like this movie. Be warned, you will lose over 2hrs of your life watching this crap. And it looks like the final edit came after the director and all concerned were out of steam and over budget. But, unlike Oceans Eleven, for example, it has more or less handed it to you on a plate already. I watched the movie with a friend.
As he goes back to his apartment, he finds a woman in his apartment. So after hesitating a little, I decided to try this one, because I wanted to watch the kind of movie where you can disconnect your brain and enjoy. I mean honestly, I'm having a hard time writing this review because I can't even remember what I disliked about this movie. If you ignore my advice and still watch this, then prepare to have your disbelief suspended, battered into screaming submission and then vomited onto the floor. Its a movie about magicians right? Huh, come to think of it, maybe this film did do something right after all: it disappears completely, just like a real magician would. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
I focus on the twists and reveal because as a heist movie, the end is the big reveal. This movie has a lot of thrills and some questions are yet again left unanswered,but this time it is forgivable. Honestly, this movie was embarrassing to watch. And somehow the magicians have stuffed a replacement body from the morgue into an identical car just before turning it into a time-bomb. I think I have written a handful of reviews but here is my short take on it.
The original did a perfect job of blurring the line between magic as an illusion and magic as supernatural. Not necessarily, but it's a fun movie that deconstructs the acts of modern magicians. The opening in Now You See Me 2 is a bit slow, it takes a while to get things going; However, once everybody's in place, the movie does start to pick up steam. The characters were painful to watch act as the lines and script was so awkward, they could not even make it look good. It's now all about making as much money as possible, the art aspect of film making has taken a beating. To put him as a nerdy geek is one thing, kinda plays to his terrible acting, however to play him as a global criminal mastermind, that's just idiotic, for this I blame the writers and directors, shame on you idiots.
I don't know what happened, but it looks like it got battered and morphed around and rewritten by multiple teams of writers. There is no charisma in her character at all. All the tricks were kinda impossible, but at least its all make sense after they showed us how they did it and added with an interesting plot twist at the end. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. Spoler Alert: Stop reading here if you would like to watch this movie without knowing anything about the late scenes, reveals, and reversals!!! Lizzy Caplan's addition to the quirky loudmouth lady sidekick is just odd, can't tell if it is her acting or just terrible symmetry for the role. Lizzy Caplan was beyond tragic. And even if it's free, save your time.
Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. The entire movie appears to have been made solely for the sake of the ending and yet it was so cliche that I was actually a little angry about the way they did it. Especially, by late in the film when they start tracking backward to earlier events to show you how you were fooled and what was really going on the whole time -- the explanations presented are less convincing than simply believing in real magic. Because there is really nothing very believable in it. 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. This movie is 100% predictable even if you fall asleep , it's boring, it's slow, and it's just a lazy cash grab. I wasted 2 hours for nothing.
It's the kind of magic that only superheroes can pull off. This is kind of a mix. Unfortunately, the trailer is infinitely better than the actual film. I'm afraid Jesse Eisenberg didn't convince in his character and was annoying after a while, Franco rather underutilised really. The script is bad enough and the acting lazy so that you can make that decision easily. The scene is supposed to be impressive with special effects but makes no sense.