Never in my life would I have imagined that Now You See Me would be one of those movies that gets a sequel. Don’t get me wrong, I quite enjoyed it, but it had never crossed my mind that there would be a second story to it. Which is why I approached the sequel with skepticism.
And while I still think there was no need for it at all, it was good fun. The actors that charmed us in the first movie (Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman) are back, while Lizzy Caplan makes her debut in NYSM2 as a welcome addition and, quite, frankly, the breakthrough of the movie, with wits, charm and fun that matches and even surpasses her male co-stars.
The plot revolves around the Horsemen making a comeback, which of course goes wrong. That’s when the character of Daniel Radcliffe (underused in this movie) comes to play, as he wants the Horsemen to steal a chip from his former co-worker. Complications happen, lots of magic tricks and the movie ends with a big climax in London that made me wish I knew how to make rain go up.
Of course, the are some bits that are difficult to believe and way too “fantastic” (the Horsemen being broadcast on screens EVERYWHERE in the world, for starters), but if you want to have a couple of hours of fun while eating popcorn, I would recommend this one. It makes you laugh, be dazzled, and it features Harrelson doing a hilarious impression of his buddy Matthew McConaughey. Yes.