By Don Morton
Now You See Me 2
August 26, 2016
The Horsemen resurface, this time forced by a tech genius to perform their most daring heist yet. Director Jon M. Chu has a lighter touch than Louis Leterrier brought to the 2013 original, but also louder and longer.
This logic-free, talky, CG joyride has too many things wrong with it to go into here. But if you liked the first movie and can check your brain at the door, this is an opportunity to spend a few more hours with this amiable, charismatic ensemble of near-superhero illusionists/con artists. I’ll wager, however, that within a week any memory of it will have gone “poof.” Like magic. Japanese title: Grand Illusion: Miyaburareta Trick. (129 min)