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  • 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: 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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

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    Amuro
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    This movie is inferior as compared to the first movie - now you see me. It is not a bad movie by itself but so many things goes wrong that it is not worth watching after one has seen the first movie. The storyline is terrible, and no beautiful female character like the first one. The script tried to twist at the end so Morgan Freeman becomes a good guy but the good guy/bad guy distinction is so obvious through the entire movie so that move is in fact useless - sad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sequel Letdown

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    Gino
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    The only reason for buying this is because I liked the first one. I am always leery of sequels and this just confirmed my conviction. It was as if the producers felt like capitalizing off the original with no real attempt to even try to entertain. I can't wait to deadpan the next sequel in the series if there ever is one. (Not likely)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Now that I have seen it

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    Michaelm
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    Definitely not anywhere near as memorable as the first one, the tricks and illusions were great but felt a little overdone. They even made mention in the dialogue that they are up to the same tricks in the same fashion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Out of the disc tray

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    jasmine
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    when i bought this dvd, i brought it home and opened it. when i opened it, the disc was out of the slot it was supposed to be placed in. I am going to guess that when it was in storage, it was improperly taken care because it did have a few scratches as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good

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    fixit
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    I liked the first one, but this one was pretty awful. Way too far-fetched. Too many clichés. The acting was strained at best. What was supposed to come across as plot twists did nothing more than scatter the story line around. It was bad..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok movie

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    Gibson7283
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    I really like the first movie and was looking forward to the second buuuut I was disappointed. I didn't particularly care for it but for only $8.99 I can live with the mistaken purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Confusing

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    Monte
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    I loved the first Now You See Me but as with many sequels this one is lacking. It is convoluted and bounces all over the place. I should have read reviews before buying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK not as good as the first

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    Purchased this with anticipation it would be as good as the first. For me it wasn't. Lots of special effects but not as believable as the first of the series.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sequel Not Needed

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    killmetal
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    The first movie was excellent,a very nice surprise.There was no reason for this sequel.Just a cash grab.Save your money & rewatch the first movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    disappointing sequel

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    JoshL1
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    the magic tricks are still pretty fun and the cast is very good, but the plot is very poor and there's an awful retcon that makes no sense. Skip.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Okay

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    Starchips
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    The 1st movie was really great. This one had too many missing function. Made the illusion less exciting. And, no Isla Fisher. Bummer

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    lost a little magic

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    rodneypeet
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    the first installment was awesome,this just seemed like a money grab,no real story or thought put into it at all in my opinion

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wait till it comes out on TV

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    DaveL
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    Wasn't much different from the first, but somehow not as good. Don't waste your money just wait til it comes out on TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good a story but still entertaining.

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    janinjax
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    From the standpoint of comparing it to the first, this was a poor sequel. As a standalone, it was just okay.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not even close to the 1st one

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    ShortCut29
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    I would proceed with caution or at least set your expectations lower than when you watched the 1st one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dull

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    Jerry
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    Did not finish movie too predictable. First move action but not second movie

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in this sequel

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    mvhouten00
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    I really enjoyed the 1st one. This one was boring and I fell asleep a few times. Oh well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend