The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights in hopes of clearing their names and exposing the ruthlessness of a dangerous tech magnate
Now I've Seen It Too, and It Rocked! A Solid Sequal! Would You Like Some Tea? Oh, Thank You!
By ThatOneGuy on September 3, 2016
A few reviewers seem to be finding disappointment through comparison. A sequel can never be the original, and rarely are they as good as the original as they are frequently made just to capitalize on the success of the first film. Here we have the same characters (minus Isla Fisher as Henley Reeves) from the first film doing what they, as the Horsemen, do.
As we expect, their productions are elaborate, their illusions are grand, and their adventure is filled with twists that actually bring even more satisfaction to the original by adding another layer to a story that you thought you already knew. Also, the addition of Lizzy Caplan as Lula May was a bonus. Caplan is funny and delivers a performance that seems very natural for her. If they make another one it would be a mistake to not include Caplan. Ultimately, as a sequel, Now You See Me 2 delivers what one wants to see in a sequel and it does it with the right dose of humor, action, and adventure, and the ending is reasonably satisfying. Five Stars!