I won't break down the preposterousness of most of the action scenes in 'Now You See Me 2' the final one is a doozy, by price tag standards alone , but I do want to talk about one that really annoyed me. The Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech company getting ready to put out a revolutionary new cell phone product, the Octa 8. If you mildly liked the first film, then you owe it to yourself to check Now You See Me 2 out this September. Then, for no reason whatsoever, he tosses the card to another Horseman, who then uses slight of hand in the same way. The four are being promoted by megabillionaire Arthur Tressler Michael Caine , though in the group's follow up performance in New Orleans, something rather unexpected happens which won't be divulged here in order not to reveal too much about the twisty-turny plot , but which makes Tressler and Bradley grudging allies. Our story takes place one year after the events in the first film. When the denouement is finally revealed, it depends on so many well laid plans that have panned out exactly as hoped for, that the ultimate trick seems to have been played on the audience.
For the week of September 3rd, Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are releasing Now You See Me, Louis Leterrier's surprise hit about bank-robbing magicians. Gone is Isla Fisher who played Henley , reportedly because the actress was pregnant right when this follow-up started shooting. The grain in the beginning does soften a few scenes here or there, but nothing to seriously ding this one over. There, the audio shows off some immersiveness once again, particularly during the Eisenberg character's manipulation of a rain storm. The featured track here is an English Atmos one, which downgrades to a 7. The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights in hopes of clearing their names and exposing the ruthlessness of a dangerous tech magnate. It's a huge letdown though, and something most viewers will not want to sit through more than once.
Either way, I think it's totally up to you to decide for yourself when you watch this film, but be sure to watch Now You See Me before watching Now You See Me 2. Woody Harrelson plays his original character as well as the brother to said character and there is a definite sibling rivalry and a sense of yin and yang between the two. For more about Now You See Me and the Now You See Me Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on August 28, 2013 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. For the second movie, you could call what was going to happen for just about every situation which was not the case for the first movie.
Now You See Me frankly never reaches the inspired heights of Christopher Nolan's defining despite also featuring Michael Caine , but it's head and shoulders above lesser fare like. I don't know what you think, but that's what I believe. Dialogue is cleanly presented here and is very well prioritized in what can sometimes be a fairly busy soundscape. Reviewed by , August 28, 2013 Here's a twist ending that even pretzel maker extraordinaire M. The Horsemen are threatened into pulling off one of their most impossible heists yet to not only save their hides, but they have their own ulterior motive in mind.
My advice to anyone coming to Now You See Me is to not follow the film's tagline and look closely at the plot machinations, because if you do, you'll soon discover they ultimately make little sense. Lionsgate did not skimp in the audio department here. The film quickly introduces us to a quartet of magicians who have a certain hustler's edge to them. Instead it excels at just providing a no-nonsense, fun time. This time around, the Horsemen don't even perform for an audience until the end of the movie — and it's not for any audience gain.
It is a wonderful escape from reality and a sequel of high entertainment value. All of these extras below are found on the 1080p Blu-ray disc. The script is well written and features some great quips between the characters that serve to provide some comedy relief as well as round out the personalities of the individuals involved. The neon lights of Macao and moments of flame explosions, fire, etc. This Blu-ray features great looking video and sounding audio, and the commentary is unusually excellent. Also, for all the fun and humor of the first film, it never delved into caricatures.
This one is also all about building all that detail into everything you see in this film. This is a movie that desperately needs to allow its characters of which there are many to breathe, but the filmmakers are afraid they might bore the audience if the action doesn't keep moving. I loved the addition of Daniel Radcliffe who is playing a maniacal bad guy for the first time hope they bring him back in the 3rd movie. The feature is a sequel to the 2013 film Now You See Me. Fidelity is top notch and dynamic range is extremely wide. Not quite the first one. Even funner, the whole cast went through a magic camp to prepare for filming here.
I'm not going to rehash the plot or give a deep analysis of the characters. In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate is preparing '' for Blu-ray and on September 6. Hit up the pre-order link down below to start your magical journey. This is a fantastically sharp and well detailed looking presentation that boasts near impeccable fine detail, and not just in the expected close-ups. Only the actors themselves and some cool visuals make this movie totally dismissible. Sure, parts of its plotting are preposterous, but for entertainment value alone, that film is a real gem. It was just a fun popcorn movie that is worth watching for a lazy weekend.
This one's worth a rental, but you're probably not going to want to own it. The wide color gamut of the palette here beautifully and accurately renders every onscreen event. Whether it was robbing a bank on the other side of the world or magically moving money in to the accounts of audience members, those scenes had viewers glued to the screen because they were immensely entertaining. From the vastness of the Octa building to the lengthy Vegas-like streets of Macao the depth in many scenes here seemingly goes on forever. The plot is pretty predictable, and the characters are not that interesting this time. The image is generally crystal clear and benefits from very strong contrast, nicely saturated colors and deep, solid black levels.
I have zero complaints or nitpicks here. I love how they also take you from the storyboard art to the animated pre-viz and to the actual onscreen choreography. The cast all loves him too. It's also patently ridiculous to have a coterie of high powered investigators tailing a bunch of magicians, which in fact is the film's central cat and mouse gambit. Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy.