What really makes me happy? OK, yes, the ocean, good food and good movies make me pretty happy. But what else? Spending time with my near and dear friends. The happy-meter only goes up when you combine friends with good food and a movie. So last weekend I reunited with a dear friend and we watched the Four Horseman reunite for another impossible heist in “Now You See Me 2.”
Three years have passed since the first ‘Now You See Me’ came out to the big screen. Now, audiences have the chance to see a new installment in the magic-oriented action comedy. ‘Now You See Me 2’ brings back familiar faces fans know and love as well as a number of new and mysterious faces. Will the magic still be there for part two of this act? Or will it be curtain call for the Four Horseman?
In this movie the Four Horseman are given a target. As they make an attempt to end their target’s fraudulent act, a bigger magic trick is being prepared. Old enemies resurface and interrupt the Horseman’s attempts and ultimately causes them to run from the FBI. After a series of unexpected events, the bigger picture is revealed and the Four Horseman are now forcibly hired by a mastermind who needs them to pull off a heist to acquire technology once stolen from him.
I found “Now You See Me 2” just as entertaining and hilarious as the original. The team of actors and actresses in the movie brought a certain kind of presence to the screen with each scene. The film continued with their trend of unexpected twists that few may expect and I continued to love just as much as the first film. As I sat there at the end of the film. I was attempting to figure out which one I liked more and to be honest, I couldn’t pick just one. I had a brief moment of being bored in the middle, but as soon as the magic tricks and acts began again, I was instantly back into the film and being entertained.
‘Now You See Me 2’ is not going to win a major award, but it’s nicely meshed together with film and stage magic. If you have the chance, check this one out and if you haven’t seen the first, you should rent it first and then see 2.