REVIEW: NOW YOU SEE ME 2
OVERVIEW: The Four Horsemen are back for a second act to pull off their most impossible heist yet as they try to clear their names in Now You See Me 2, arriving on Digital HD August 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) September 6 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. The star-studded follow-up to the multimillion-dollar box-office hit features Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games franchise), Dave Franco (Nerve), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet), Sanaa Lathan (Repentance) with Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption).
The Now You See Me 2
Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD release will include
audio commentary by the director and three
behind-the-scenes featurettes looking at the creation of
the magic in the film, and discussions with the cast and
crew about their work in developing and mastering the
magic tricks seen in the film. The Blu-ray Disc of Now You
See Me 2 will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed
specifically for the home theater environment to place and
move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The
Now You See Me 2 DVD will include audio commentary with
the director and one behind-the-scenes featurette. Lionsgate will also be launching a Now You See Me hidden object game in partnership with SideKick VR, which will be available on mobile devices including mobile VR headsets from Samsung, Google and others.
SYNOPSIS: The Four Horsemen (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Franco, Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late Night-Listening, English Descriptive Audio
English SDH, Spanish
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Audio Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu
“The Art of the Ensemble” Featurette
“You Can’t Look Away” Featurette
“Bringing Magic to Life” Featurette