Now You See Me 2
Release Date: 2nd June 2016 - Australia
Jay Chou - Li
Tsai Chin - Bu Bu
Sanaa Lathan - Deputy Dir. Natalie Austin
David Warshofsky - Agent Cowan
Henry Lloyd-Hughes - Allen
Brick Patrick - Chase McKinney
Zach Gerard - Hannes Pike
Ben Lamb - Owen Case
Special Effects Supervisor - Stephen Hutchinson
Many actors from the original have returned to be in the top-notch ensemble cast with the exception of Isla Fisher who was absent and never came back for the female lead role. Lizzy Caplan fills in the part left by Fisher to be the female member of the four horsemen only that she brings a lot of sass and energy into her role. If you recall what I said on my critique of the first movie when I stated that Cillian Murphy or Jim Sturgess would have been suited to be one of the four illusionists than Eisenberg. I have now changed my opinion about him being the uninteresting choice. It is because he is extremely witty in both movies when performing this natural born role as the lead magician. Woody Harrelson not only returns to portray one of the four horseman, but plays the character's twin brother in a dual role made especially for him.
In the addition to co-star with the leading actors aside from Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe is no longer the titular hero that we know him as Harry Potter and instead plays a crucial key role as one of the baddies who were out to expose the Horsemen and their activities. His performance is just a maniacal sheer pack of menace and nothing can prevent the actor's future after his success with the HARRY POTTER series.
I always thought that NOW YOU SEE ME 2 was in this case, better than the original in more ways that you could imagine. The plot and execution could have used some work, if it did not involve a certain area of confusion. Overall, NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is nowhere near as good as the original and people should see it, if they liked the original.