Now You See Me 2?
By: Connor Lenahan
Hey, do you remember Now You See Me? No, you’re not crazy, of course you don’t. That was that movie with the absurdly good cast that was about magicians that pulled off heists? It had Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman somehow? Seriously you definitely kind of remember it.
Now, although this movie wasn’t a gargantuan hit.. wait, it was? Apparently Now You See Me made 351 million dollars. Huh, you learn something new every day. Well, that suddenly makes this article make a lot more sense. Seemingly due to magic the film has gotten a sequel, and almost impossibly improved the cast. Now You See Me 2 is due in theaters next year and will add Lizzy Caplan – possibly the most underrated comedic actress alive – and Daniel Radcliffe to the fold. No, really, they got Harry Potter to join a movie about magicians.
Now You See Me was decently reviewed – it’s got a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite the fact that the plot pretty much stopped making sense by the end, it was one of the more entertaining move experiences I have had over the past few years. My expectations aren’t for Oscar glory here, or even all that high alone. I think this sequel will be fun.
Think about it. Magic, capers, heists, conspiracies, the cast – are you not sold for a rainy Thursday night? Hell I might see it twice. Ladies and gentlemen, here’s the trailer for Now You See Me 2.