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Now You See Me 2
Now You See Me 2A hard act to follow; but the makers
  of Now You See Me have set the elite
  magic-makers an impossible task
  accompanied by a whole new range
  of magnificent special effects to give
  this stunningly-presented tale with
  a twist the extravaganza and lightning-
  paced action of the first with Now You
  See Me 2
...”


IN THE FIRST OF THE ILLUSIONISTS' ADVENTURES, the four hugely-talented magicians belonging to the elite magic society known as the Four Horsemen were seen to have robbed a Paris bank from a stage in Las Vegas and to have fleeced an insurance magnate out of millions of dollars before outwitting the FBI and vanishing.

Having disappeared for a whole year, J Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) — but minus Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) — are being pulled back into the limelight and forced into another corner.

The sparkling, eye-
deceiving stunts pulled
by the Four Horsemen
get even better
in this creditable,
highly-enjoyable romp
with magic as
Now You See Me 2
takes special effects to
a new height
Great Fun!”
Mystery man Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) is serving time in prison, put there by FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) who believes that Thaddeus was responsible for the death of his father, escapologist Lionel Strike (Richard Laing).

Thaddeus has always maintained that the Four Horsemen would re-emerge and promised that when they did come back they would get what's coming to them. But when Atlas, Merritt, Jack and new girl Lula (Lizzy Caplan) do make an appearance at the launch of Octa, a company run by an unethical tech magnate, the FBI raid the building and Dylan's link to the four becomes known.

Using one of their well-planned escape techniques, the Four Horsemen find that instead of getting safely away they end up in a dangerous situation in Macau, China, where they are given no choice other than to clear their names by pulling off the most impossible heist yet.

With no recollection of how they got from the USA to China, the four are faced with Merritt's twin brother Chase (Woody Harrelson & Brick Patrick) and tech prodigy Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), who lost a great deal of money when the magicians hijacked the ill-gotten gains of Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine). Mabry demands that the Four Horsemen steal a powerful chip that will enable him to gain access to every computer on the planet.

To get everything they need, Walter sends them to Iongs, the oldest magic shop in the world, run by the mysterious Li (Jay Chou) and his grandmother Bu Bu (Tsai Chin). Once suitably kitted out, so begins the elaborate plan to steal the chip and escape the past. Nobody should ever underestimate the Horsemen…

The sparkling, eye-deceiving stunts pulled by the Four Horsemen get even better in this creditable, highly-enjoyable romp with magic as Now You See Me 2 and takes special effects to a new height. Great fun!

The movie has taken some knocks and it is a bit of a slow starter as it sets the scene, but its twists and turns and fantastic visuals keep your eyes on the screen. "The eye. It may not lie but don't think for a moment it can't be lied to," says Thaddeus. Blink and you'll definitely miss the switch.

Now You See Me 2 also features: Sanaa Lathan as Deputy Director Natalie Austin; David Warshofsky as Agent Cowan; William Henderson as Young Dylan; Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Allen Scott-Frank; and Savannah Guthrie as herself.

Music is by Brian Tyler; Director of Photography is Peter Deming, ASC; Screenplay is by Ed Solomon; Story by Ed Solomon and Peter Chiareli; Based on Characters Created by Boaz Yahin and Edward Ricourt; Produced by Alex Kurtzman, PGA, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen, PGA; Co-Produced by legendary magician David Copperfield; Directed by John M Chu.

* With a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions, Now You See Me 2 is released on Blu-ray, DVD, Double Pack DVD and Exclusive Bonus Disc Edition by Entertainment One (eOne) in the UK on 7 November 2016. The film is available to download on 28 October 2016.

DVD/Blu-ray Product Details: Certificate: 12 | Running Time: 123/129 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue Number: SUM52047D/SUM52048BR. Extras: The Art of the Ensemble | You Can't Look Away | Bringing Magic to Life | Audio Commentary With Director John M Chu.

Double Pack DVD Product Details (Now You See Me & Now You See Me 2): Certificate: 12 | Running Time: 111/123 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue Number: SUM52063D. Extras NYSM: Audio Commentary with Producer Bobby Cohen and Director Louis Leterrier | Now You See Me Revealed | Theatrical Trailer | Teaser Trailer | Easter Eggs. Extras (NYSM2): You Can't Look Away | Audio Commentary with Director John M Chu.

DVD Bonus Disc Edition (ASDA Exclusive) Product Details: Certificate: 12 | Running Time: 123 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue Number: SUM52071D. Extras (DVD): You Can't Look Away | Audio Commentary with Director John M Chu. Extras (Bonus Disc): The Horsemen Return | Onset Diary.

"The sparkling, eye-deceiving stunts pulled by the Four Horsemen get even better in this creditable, highly-enjoyable romp with magic as Now You See Me 2 takes special effects to a new height. Great Fun!" ~ Maggie Woods