If you put the fakeness of the magic to the back of your mind Now You See Me 2 as a whole Is actually a really enjoyable film. you can see the whole cast are having fun here and the story, if at points a little over the top, seem to work well. Isla Fisher's Henley character is no where to be seen in the film, being replaced with a new female Horseman Lula played by Master of Sex star Lizzy Caplan who is the love interest of Jack Wilder. This is actually nice to see, you find in so many follow films that a new female character automatically falls for the main member of the group (in this case Atlas) so to have a love interest declaring she fancies a lesser member of the team is a good thing. We have a returning villain in the form of Morgan Freeman's Thaddeus Bradley who uses his influences from inside prison to make the groups life hell while Horns and Swiss Army Man star Daniel Radcliffe plays a sub par villain Walter Mabry.
Overall Now You See Me 2 is a good watch with some good performances from everyone involved. The story is a little bit poor at points and the magic was over the top but in the world of 3D cinema this was bound to happen to a film like this. Definitely worth watching.