Now You See Me 2

Reviewed
Mon. 7/4/16
Now You See Me 2
2.9166666666667
Acting
3.5
3.5/5
Morality
1.5
1.5/5
Music
3
3/5
Story
3
3/5
Visuals
3.5
3.5/5
Kernel Factor
3
3/5
Let me show you an average magic trick
Reviewed By: Steven Siwek
Viewing Environment:
Theater
Viewing Crew:
Family
Times Watched:
1
Genre:
Comedy
Payment Method:
Regular Ticket
Review:

I remember I really liked the first one, so we (my family) went to this version (although the name is absolutely pathetic). This film is building upon a bigger idea of magic vs science. It's a pretty cool premise and there are some big-name actors in this movie. Surprisingly I think they mostly act well together. For the most part the film continually tries to outdo itself - magic trick beating magic trick. It gets a little ridiculous - not to mention the amount of CGI needed because none of the tricks are possible. That being said, it makes you think and it's entertaining. Lots of characters and things to follow, but good film. One note, they rarely swear but only use the Lord's name in vain when they do, which I found to be very distasteful. In addition, they showed a couple instances of man being better than God via magic, and were very forthright with it. They get away with it all because it's all in the name of doing good - we're seeing a lot of films doing that and I really wonder what are the repercussions of teaching kids it's okay to break the law so long as it's "good".

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