If you want a movie about magicians, and are not 12 years old, I'll recommend The Illusionist or The Prestige. This movie has one or two fun moments, but as a whole it's a complete snooze fest. And what a waste of a beautiful all-star cast, so entertaining as individuals in the early scenes. Chu and written by Ed Solomon. Re-watch the first film instead. There is no charisma in her character at all.
It makes you want to go back and see it twice to understand it better, and just like all magic tricks, some of it can't be explained and you are left with no answer but to believe that what you saw was true. Hollywood seems to think that pushing the limits beyond is a good thing, forgetting that most of us with a brain get bumped right out of movie land magic once a movie shows reminds us of how false of a premise it is. It was boring and confusing. After several fun scenes and a promising opening sequence that made me want to care about the characters, I discovered a film in search of a plot and utterly lacking intellectual integrity and respect for the audience. I mean, can they really throwing cards from one to another without anyone noticing? I had a lot of fun with the first movie, I thought it was creative, it was beautifully shot, the music was great, all the actors were charismatic, and the movie moved at a fast paced.
In this movie and anything he's tried after Harry Potter, it proves this fact. As I said the movie started out really fine, in the sense that it was doing what I wanted it to do. Oh, and it has quite dazzling action sequences. And the trailer for this movie looked like it would be more of the same, which I was completely fine with. But, unlike Oceans Eleven, for example, it has more or less handed it to you on a plate already. The opening in Now You See Me 2 is a bit slow, it takes a while to get things going; However, once everybody's in place, the movie does start to pick up steam.
If the first movie keeps you guessing until the final scene, then Now You See Me 2 just basically tells the whole story in a straight line. I couldn't buy the ultimate reveal about the real identity and motives of the Mark Ruffalo character, either. I watched the movie with a friend. For me though, it just lacks a further script rewrite to have become one of the best examples of the genre. You didn't see it coming, but not because of skillful misdirection the art of magicians, so often implied.
Spoler Alert: Stop reading here if you would like to watch this movie without knowing anything about the late scenes, reveals, and reversals!!! I focus on the twists and reveal because as a heist movie, the end is the big reveal. I love Lizzy Caplan but everything about her in this movie I hated. I did fall asleep during quite a few sequences because the movie was so boring, slow, and predictable, however, even though I missed some things, I was never lost or confused when I woke up. The entire movie appears to have been made solely for the sake of the ending and yet it was so cliche that I was actually a little angry about the way they did it. As well, if you want a film with twists and turns, this one will not disappoint.
Escaping his attempts to bind her, she escapes. We got to the movies to be entertained and lose ourselves for 2 hours for a price of an admission ticket. And if you can buy this lazy effort and pretend as if the totally super cool amazingly impossible is somehow possible -perhaps you'll like this film. It felt like a cheat. It's just plain bad To pair with the bad plot, the acting was also horrid.
I woke up after the Horsemen had executed their second job, so I missed it, but the story wasn't hard to follow. The first one was a little better, but still had the terrible acting, despite the magic of Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson, they were unable to rescue anything. Rather, you didn't see it coming because the explanations were crooked and cooked up and merely expedient. It's the kind of magic that only superheroes can pull off. I don't know what happened, but it looks like it got battered and morphed around and rewritten by multiple teams of writers.
I felt intellectually raped, to put it bluntly. To put him as a nerdy geek is one thing, kinda plays to his terrible acting, however to play him as a global criminal mastermind, that's just idiotic, for this I blame the writers and directors, shame on you idiots. The storyline turns into a madhouse of improbabilities and then rationalizes its real business like a pathological liar. As soon as Woody Harrelson's 'Brother' appeared I pretty much checked out. Its a movie about magicians right? But only once or twice because of the dialogues and numerous jokes. The cast was working the best they could and the action felt fluent and visually pleasing, there was a rhythm to it and a reason for it in particular.
Huh, come to think of it, maybe this film did do something right after all: it disappears completely, just like a real magician would. This is one of those movies that is somewhat entertaining upon first viewing but is easily forgettable and has nothing of substance to make a second viewing possible to enjoy. The script is bad enough and the acting lazy so that you can make that decision easily. . As he goes back to his apartment, he finds a woman in his apartment.