Now You See Me 2 [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2016]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1953 out of 2053)

Special Features


  • "Bringing Magic to Life" Featurette (Blu-ray Only)
  • "The Art of the Ensemble" Featurette (Blu-ray Only)
  • "You Can't Look Away" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu

Synopsis


Now You See Me 2
In this sequel, the illusionists known as the Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan, and Dave Franco) return to perform a spectacular stunt in the hopes of clearing their names and exposing the unscrupulous behavior of a tech mogul named Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe). However, Mabry soon turns the tables, and forces the group to steal a revolutionary decrypting device for him. Directed by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation). ~ Jennifer Lackman, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jesse Eisenberg
    Jesse Eisenberg - J. Daniel Atlas
  • Mark Ruffalo
    Mark Ruffalo - Dylan Rhodes
  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson - Merritt McKinney
  • Lizzy Caplan
    Lizzy Caplan - Lula
  • Daniel Radcliffe
    Daniel Radcliffe - Walter



Overall customer rating

4.4
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Most Original Parts Doesn't Equal the Same Charms

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    VandyPrice
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    2014's Now You See Me was an unexpected hit that made $351 million worldwide on a budget of $75 million and so here we are, two years later, with what is ultimately an unnecessary sequel. There is no need for this movie to exist, there was no reason for these characters to have another similar adventure to that of the one they experienced in the first film and yet, because the dollars dictate it, The Four Horsemen have returned to give us another trip through the secret world of magicians and to point out just how detached from reality they've become if they think they can trick us into believing magicians would ever garner the kind of media attention they do here. I digress, but I can't help but to be a little perturbed by the fact there is a sequel to a film that was a perfectly smart and entertaining one off story that will now forever be tarnished by the existence of this unnecessary successor. In short, NYSM2 is a whole lot of nonsense that doesn't necessarily go anywhere meaningful or comment on anything relevant, but in its defense is something of a crowd-pleaser. It is easy to see the broad appeal of what is at play here as all of the actors are engaging and clearly audiences enjoyed the first one enough to presumably show up and give what is essentially more of the same their money. NYSM2 is a sequel in the tradition of those retreaded sequels that used to be the norm, before the whole expanded universe thing came along, and thus could serve as an example under the definition of guilty pleasure. There is nothing particularly fresh this movie intends to do with the premise and character traits that were defined in the first film, but more NYSM2 desires to expand upon story aspects of the original to the point they no longer make as much sense or hold as much weight as they once did when this was a contained story. There might be new characters played by Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan, but they aren't really new-they're just excuses to tread the same water the first film did with updated facades meant to trick the audience into thinking this sequel has something new and exciting to offer. Don't be fooled. There isn't much to see here. Though the film is more consistently funny than I expected and the rapport between the actors even smoother than before the final product still feels more like a magician blowing hot air at their audience for two hours rather than actually daring to dazzle us.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh

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    AKJake
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    I thought the first "Now You See Me" was pretty enjoyable, for being a mainstream Hollywood "popcorn flick." My expectations for the sequel were not nearly as high after seeing the trailer (and missing it during its initial theatrical run--my first viewing was after purchasing the BluRay)...and that's a good thing, because the sequel falls well-flat of the original. Most of the original cast is back (minus Isla Fisher as Henley and a few of the cop characters from the first film), and replacement Horseman Lula (played by Lizzy Caplan) holds her own, but she fails to fill the void left by Henley's departure. As is usually the case, the sequel tries (too) hard to be bigger, badder and more spectacular than the original. It really does try too hard to "be its own man" and free itself from the shadow of the previous installment. There are new villains, familiar faces, the presence of "The Eye" (that never pays off), and tricks that are just getting to be too epic to be remotely possible outside the world of CG effects (or actual magic, which we all know doesn't really exist). While the story is decent, it's a bit more convuluted than the original, with some glaring plot holes that really shuts down the "suspension of disbelief" that movie watchers are supposed to experience. The finale of one of the main plot/character arcs involving Morgan Freeman and Mark Ruffalo is almost absurd to the point of being comical. It's not terrible...it just suffers from "sequelitis." Like all modern BluRay releases, the quality of the picture is lovely and the audio (and surround sound options) are more than adequate. There were a decent amount of special features included, but I haven't had the time to explore them adequately up to this point. Bottom line, if you're a die-hard fan of the original, then there's a very good chance that you'll enjoy this film and won't regret purchasing it. If you're merely curious about seeing it, I recommend saving some money and renting this one. Two stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you liked the first one, you'll like this one

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    SLL2004
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FUN SEQUEL

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    If you are a fan of the first "Now You See Me" film, you will really enjoy this follow-up. It is definitely a movie where you should have seen the first one to follow and properly understand the characters. Picking up where the first film left off, the Horsemen are in hiding, but emerge with a new plan. Things are not as they seem, of course, and the plot takes off from there. The cast is bigger, but the acting is great. I was skeptical with the loss of Isla Fisher, but Lizzy Caplan brings her own character into the story, and she is a welcome addition. I didn't feel like she was just a replacement for the female lead, but a very likable and important part of the team in her own right. Daniel Radcliff brings his own new character into play and performs the heck out of it. The effects are spectacular, and the twists are impressive, as you would expect. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, but only if you've seen the first

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ddx: Sequelitis

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    As is all too common, this is a sequel which just didn't quite match up to its predecessor. I really enjoyed Now You See Me, despite the fact that the illusions were noticibly CGI-produced. It still had that fun heist-style movie feel, and a few good twists to the story. In NYSM2, there's just something missing (besides Isla Fisher's character). There's a few twists here and there, although I had to roll my eyes at a couple of them (especially one of the reveals of a certain character's true identity). Probably my biggest frustration is how rushed the ending felt, specifically during the buildup to the finale, where it felt like the audience is getting shorted a few scenes of the magicians plying their trade, which is half the fun of this type of film. I hope they bring it back to the spirit if the first film with the next one (as word is they've already started production on it).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, not as good as original

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    The sequel suffers from multiple jumps of logic, too many lead character not getting none of their stories fleshed out, the villian is the same as the last movie and seems less believable. The new female lead has some humor but never shows anything incredible. For being a movie about magicians there was nothing new or magical about the movie. for example, in the original now you see me they have the scene where they are interviewing the lead magician and he incredibly flings off the handcuffs, handcuffs the interviewers and then puts the key inside the can of coke, it was cool, never seen before, and unique. the sequel never does any of that. they show some cool tricks but never show any magic tricks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun sequel

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    I really enjoyed this sequel. The four Horsemen have been underground after the first movie. Henley, the female character, is replaced by a new character who is equally funny and charming and can match wits with the other three horseman very easily. The stunts are amazing and exciting. Michael Caine reprises his role as corrupt billionaire with the added twist of his son, Daniel Radcliffe. It seems ironically appropriate that Daniel Radcliffe is in a modern version of a magic styled movie. This movie offers impossibly intricate tricks and the four Horsemen escape in impossibly intricate Waze. He and even some questions are answered in this movie that are fun and heartwarming. I hope this is only the second in a trilogy or more of movies like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing sequel to a surprisingly good movie

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    jackpackage11
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    I enjoyed the first movie quite a bit, while I wasn't blown away, it was a great movie and a fun time all around, and I was fairly surprised when I heard it was getting a sequel. I would've went to the theater, but didn't want to alone and no one I know was interested in going, so I waited until it came out and bought the steelbook at release. In short, don't bother. It loses a lot of what made the first great, tries to go overboard with twists and turns that don't make sense, and is just a plain disappointment compared to the first. I'm not sure if a third is planned, but I'll likely be skipping it. As for the steelbook itself, it's a fairly barebones steelbook, nothing impressive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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