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You walk into "Now You See Me 2" knowing what you will get! You check the logic sense of your brain at the door entrance to the theatre because while some of the magic tricks are explained even the screen writer Ed Solomon couldn't or doesn't explain them all just like the nerd in us couldn't explain what was going on except some guys wanted a computer gadget that would let them rule the world.

This is a movie where you try--and won't succeed--in keeping count of the chases, windows and all sorts of glass that crash, the fights, the double crosses, motorcycles going wild, impossible turns in the story but the cast will keep you on the edge of your seat at certain points though you don't know why or even know how the scene will turn out.

The director Jon M. Chu, the film editor Stan Salfas and visual effects supervisor Matt Johnson had their work cut out for them and they all succeeded as did the actors from Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, David Warshofsky, Tsai Chin to the good, always reliable, veterans Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. The only misstep is Woody Harrelson's twin but you'll have to see the movie to know what I am talking about though, looking back, it may not have been a misstep.

"Now You See Me 2" is just for sheer entertainment though at 129 minutes it is asking a bit too much from the audience. It may not make sense, it may be all over the place--and world--but it has laughs, suspense, a lot of noise, some thinking for nerds, enough action for fight and chase seekers, even a hinted at love story and certainly an ending that leave a "Now You See Me" open for another sequel!



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