October 4, 2022

God this movie is dumb… As I expected, but still.

The first Now You See Me movie was an incredibly dumb, but fun …thriller? I liked it. It’s incredibly stupid, but the cast is excellent and it just has a charm that appeals to me. But it’s also a movie that I never imagined would get a sequel. It kinda salts the earth as it walks out the door.

God this movie is dumb… As I expected, but still.

The first Now You See Me movie was an incredibly dumb, but fun …thriller? I liked it. It’s incredibly stupid, but the cast is excellent and it just has a charm that appeals to me. But it’s also a movie that I never imagined would get a sequel. It kinda salts the earth as it walks out the door.

And yet here we are, and why we’re here made perfect sense once we wind up in Macau for no good reason. So… This movie was basically just made for the Chinese market I guess. (Or at least with a large focus towards it) That kind of explains some of the nonsense here (Such as the FBI being the only police force in London for some reason.)

This movie is even dumber than the first, while still basically just being a retread. As a result I kind of just let the dumbness wash over me and had a good time. It’s too long at over 2 hours, but it’s basically just like shoving empty calories into your face. The cast is still likable and the silliness is so ridiculous that I can’t help but kind of admire it.

Like how Woody Harrelson’s character suddenly has an evil twin (and played by Woody himself) brother who’s working for the bad guys just to screw over his brother.  Or how the movie takes out time to explain the mechanics of the magic tricks but never how anyone was able to set up those tricks in the limited time available.

This is stupid trash, but it’s stupid trash I like.