A glittering sequel by Woody Harrelson is trending for streaming

By Chad Langen | Released

Woody Harrelson, who recently admitted to drinking snake blood with Michael J. Fox, has proven to be a mainstay in Hollywood, starring in several feature films year after year. The Oscar-nominated actor landed a standout role in 2013 Now you see Me, which turned out to be an unexpected hit for Lionsgate. Obviously, as a follow-up to 2016, the franchise still has some magic up its sleeve now you see me 2 is ranked 10th on Amazon’s own streaming platform Freevee.

now you see me 2 begins a year after the Four Horsemen (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan) outsmarted the FBI with their Robin Hood-style magical spectacles. They reappear for a comeback performance to expose a tech magnate’s unethical practices.

The man behind her disappearance is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the team to pull off their most impossible heist yet, and their only hope is to pull off one last unprecedented illusion to clear their names and take down the mastermind behind it expose all.

Like its predecessor now you see me 2 features an ensemble cast. Alongside Woody Harrelson and the rest of The Four Horsemen, the sequel brings back famous actors like Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and David Warshofsky. Mark Ruffalo also reprises his role as Dylan Rhodes and Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe makes his franchise debut as the villain Mabry.

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Even though Now you see Me Open to mixed reviews, traditional viewers were blown away by the unpredictable plot and elaborate illusions. Additionally, Woody Harrelson and the rest of the cast were praised for their top notch performances, which managed to infuse the film with fun, style and excitement. On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of 50% from critics but a solid 70% from viewers.

now you see me 2 It may not have fared so well with audiences, but the film’s box office numbers are certainly nothing to sneeze at. The sequel grossed over $22 million in its debut weekend and grossed more than $334 million worldwide by the end of its theatrical run.

Although critics slammed the film for its heavy use of CG and boring magic tricks, they gave credit to cast members like Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg for their strong performances.

Woody Harrelson might not be what some would consider an A-list star, but his resume should be more than enough evidence that he’s an accomplished actor. In 2022 alone he appeared in the dramedy triangle of sadness and the Netflix action comedy The man from Toronto. The 61-year-old star will next appear on the small screen as E. Howard Hunt in the five-part television series The White House plumbersscheduled to premiere in 2023.

Further out, Woody Harrelson has signed on to star in the comedy master, alongside Ernie Hudson, Cheech Marin, Matt Cook and Madison Tevlin. The upcoming feature focuses on a basketball team that trains under the guidance of an imperfect but dedicated coach and competes in the Special Olympics. The film, directed by Bobby Farrelly, is currently in post-production and is set to hit theaters on March 24, 2023.

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