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Last Sunday we saw Now You See Me 2. It was a hard act to follow in the footsteps of the first movie and, although better than Independence Day – Resurgence, they didn’t make it.
The cast was good, like it was the first movie. They swapped Isla Fisher for Lizzy Caplan though and added Daniel Radcliffe. I like Daniel Radcliffe. Yes, he will always be Harry Potter to me, but I like how he just moved on from that franchise and made a career of his own. I could see how they cast him as a son of Michael Caine and I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Radcliffe’s name would be as big as Caine’s.
Even though the cast was great, the double role of Woody Harrelson a fun add, there was something missing in this movie. There was a scene where they had to smuggle a card-like chip out of a secure area and the card flips and tricks were so over the top that it felt rather overplayed. Why not just stick the card under a shoe and be done with it? There were many more instances where you would think ‘why’ and ‘where did that come from?’ The twists and turns were just a few too many. Not that you would lose the plot, but it was just too unreal, drawing out too many ‘yeah, right’ moments.
Music: good, but not spectacular, suspense: too unreal, drama: not real enough (apart from Radcliffe’s acting), flow: non-existent, clothing: too unbelievable (the suit changes were fun, but totally unbelievable).
All in all I wouldn’t shed a tear if I never saw this movie again. I give it a 6/10, just because I like Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Daniel Radcliffe.