Now You See Me 2
- MPAA Rating:
- 129 mins
- Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan
- Jon M. Chu
- Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
Content at a Glance
man and woman kiss; mild innuendo; woman slaps man on the rear
bs-3; a-2; og/omg-9; h-11; j-4; gd-2; s-1; b-1; frickin’-1
fight scene resulting in a bloody lip; punching and kicking a few times; a man drowns during a magic trick; woman appears to cut her head off, although the scene is not graphic; woman appears to cut arm with some fake blood
alcohol consumed on two occasions
deceptions, both visual and verbal
The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.
For those of you who remember the first film in this series, you are in for much of the same deceptions, distractions and misdirection that you saw previously. The plot continues one year from the previous film’s conclusion and features the story of the magicians knows as the Four Horsemen. A new member joins the protagonists as they attempt to make a comeback by righting another wrong. However, this time, the plan quickly goes awry and the FBI is hot on their trail.
The Horsemen find that a new foe has set them up, and they must steal a special type of computer chip in order to save themselves. With many twists and turns, the team embarks on a journey as they try to discover who this new enemy is while they pretend to go along with the nefarious plan.
While the illusions and performances are all impressive, the film does contain a lengthy and unnecessary scene involving a slight of hand with a specific playing card. Additionally, the unfortunate inclusion of excessive profanity prevents us from considering this a family movie.