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

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,383,146 (USA) (10 June 2016)

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$65,030,563 (USA) (19 August 2016)
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Lizzy Caplan replaced Isla Fisher due to Fisher's pregnancy. In September, 2016 Caplan was officially announced as Fisher's full-time replacement, as Fisher won't be returning to the franchise. See more »

Goofs

Since the climax of the film takes place on New Years Eve, the beginning must be happening sometime in December, yet the establishing aerial shot of New York City includes trees on Liberty Island and other islands which are lush with green leaves. See more »

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J. Daniel Atlas: We are going out with a show people will never forget.
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Followed by Now You See Me 3 (2019) See more »

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Reviews are fake, big names don't help a bad movie
19 June 2016 | by (New Jersey) – See 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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