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'Now You See Me 2' is more slight than sleight of hand

'Now You See Me 2' is more slight than sleight of hand

“Now You See Me 2" is more fun than "Now You See Me," which says something, I guess. It fits snugly in the long list of easygoing nothings, the narrative equivalent of a Fruit Roll-Up, designed to be forgotten in as many minutes as it took to watch.

The cast remains the chief reason it squeaks by, but it's also a matter of the change in directors. Jon M. Chu directed two of the "Step Up" movies, which I enjoyed. In the context of this grandiose-deception caper, strung together by some absurdly complex and elephantine illusions staged on a large, public scale, Chu's brand of flash and digital trickery is more to my taste than the Roll-Up served...

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