NOW YOU SEE ME 2 [ 2016 ], directed by #JonMChu.
A fun and innovative first movie gets an entertaining follow up, which, I think was just as good, but not better.
Follow the #FourHorsemen (#JesseEisenberg, #DaveFranco, #WoodyHarrelson, and #LizzyCaplan, who replaces #IslaFisher for some reason) in another crazy adventure as they take to the streets of #Macau to pull off the craziest stunt yet in order to expose a new threat that tried to end them for good.
Now, as for the cast, I didn't really have a problem with Caplan being introduced as the new character, rather then taking on an existing role, previously played by Fisher. I didn't care much, 'cuz Caplan was pretty much fine. #DanielRadcliffe, on the other hand, stole the show in my opinion. He is really interesting to watch as the antagonist. I really don't see any more #HarryPotter tags on him. He's proven to everyone, that he is not just another actor of one role, but is capable and is willing to challenge himself, like he did here for example. Also, #MarkRuffalo, #MorganFreeman, and #MichaelCaine all reprise their roles. Woody Harrelson here plays two characters this time, and is actually great at it.
As for the plot, it has a few tricks up it's sleeve, but its just so freakin' predictible, that I almost never was surprised or cought off guard.
Dialogs are witty, clever and well-written, and it compinsates for the lack of freshness the first movie had.
This movie did, however, manage to loose it's focus later on, as it just ceased to cooperate with logic and realism. Some rediculous tricks were just left unexplained, and that kinda bothered me.
Yet, I was open-minded, coming into watching it, and it turned out to be quite an amusing watch, much less serious or intriguing as the first, but just as well mounted and executed.
I'll go with a 7/10, despite all the hate.
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