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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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Also Known As:

Now You See Me: The Second Act  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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€941,969 (Italy) (12 June 2016)

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$65,075,540 (USA)
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This the sixth time Morgan Freeman and Sir Michael Caine appear in the same project. They previously starred together in Freedom: A History of Us (2003), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Now You See Me (2013). They appeared a seventh time in Going in Style (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Walter is speaking to the horsemen, he speaks of a high-tech piece of hardware, however, instead of referring to it's ability as "decrypt", he refers to it incorrectly as "unencrypt". For someone who's supposedly ahead of the rest of the world in technology, not sounding very tech-savvy. See more »

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Li: My grandmother wants to know, why plastic? Plastic is cheap.
J. Daniel Atlas: Sorry. Yeah, we need plastic because we're... uh. We're going through a very sensitive metal detector, okay? So plastic, nothing. Metal...
[Atlas waves his hands and makes alarm sounds]
J. Daniel Atlas: It detects.
[Bu Bu speaks Mandarin, also waving her hands and mimicking alarm sounds]
J. Daniel Atlas: What did she say?
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Meng Gao Lu
Written by Kelvin Boon Hern Tan (as Kelvin Boon Hern), Matt Hirt
Performed by KO Star
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
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Disappears from your mind as soon as it's over
6 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really love the first "Now You See Me," like, a lot. It's just a really light, breezy, nonstop fun movie, and it knows it. And the trailer for this movie looked like it would be more of the same, which I was completely fine with. Unfortunately, the trailer is infinitely better than the actual film.

Honestly, this movie was embarrassing to watch. From the childishly annoying character that Lizzy Caplan plays, to the horrendously unfunny identical twin that Woody Harrelson plays, I was cringing in my seat and praying for deliverance. Now, one could argue that Lizzy Caplan's character was intentionally annoying, and that Woody Harrelson's twin character was intentionally unfunny, and while I would agree with that, it still didn't make for an enjoyable viewing experience, especially when these two characters had a significant amount of screen time.

I can't deny that "Now You See Me 2" did have some very entertaining sequences, with one particular scene involving an elaborate card trick being the definite highlight of the film. However, these few scenes couldn't save this forgettable mess of a film. I mean honestly, I'm having a hard time writing this review because I can't even remember what I disliked about this movie. It's just a completely forgettable film in every way that will leave your mind as soon as the credits start.

Huh, come to think of it, maybe this film did do something right after all: it disappears completely, just like a real magician would.


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