When Now You See Me released back in 2013, my main motivation for watching the movie was Dave Franco. Now, however, it is, by far, my favourite movie. I love every single part of that movie.
Now You See Me 2 opens with Thaddeus Bradley ( Morgan Freeman ) threatening the Horsemen for putting him in jail and letting him rot. It soon moves on to show that ex-cast member Isla Fisher is replaced by Lizzy Caplan (and she’s got brilliant reviews for her sassy character, I missed Isla Fisher though!) The minute Lizzy Caplan’s character enters the screen, she relentlessly begins to flirt with Dave Franco’s Jack (and I hated that so much, ugh! These pretty girls can get away with whatever)
All in all, the movie delivers with a stunning cast as all the major actors returned for the sequel. However, Daniel Radcliffe playing the super bad villain doesn’t really sit well: All you really see is grown up Harry Potter doing magic without his wand. The movie runs the same way as its prequel, with the Horsemen exposing frauds and showing the world how their magic really works. For obvious reasons, my favourite part of the movie was Dave Franco and the gigantic amount of screen time he gets in this one as compared to the previous one.
The movie revolves around Daniel Radcliffe recruiting the Horsemen to steal something for him in exchange for their lives out of hiding back. As the Horsemen reluctantly agree and race around Macau, Dylan Rhodes ( Mark Ruffalo ) realizes how much he cares for the Horsemen and has his own personal battle to save them.
Out of all the million tricks and scenes, I have two absolute favourite ones: The first is when Jack Wilder ( Dave Franco ) finally comes back to the streets and performs for the people and smiles so widely that you just want to melt away!
The second one is when Daniel Atlas ( Jesse Eisenberg ) controls the weather! (Yes, he really does!)- Go watch the movie to see what crazy magic he does!
I LOVED 99% of the movie, the only part I hated was a little reveal at the end. Other than that, Now You See Me 2 clicks all boxes and I say if you’re a fan on the first one, you should most definitely watch the second one. If you aren’t a fan, firstly, WHY ARE YOU NOT A FAN? And secondly, just watch it for Dave Franco!
LOOK AT HOW APPEALING HIS FACE IS AND WHAT IS THAT JACKET. Seriously, why would you even need a reason when he’s in the movie!?
8/10 for this fun, happy movie!