To convince with magic in the cinema is difficult, because basically anything is possible on the screen. The surprise hit The Unbelievable (2013) mastered this challenge brilliantly. The sequel also stages itself like a big magic trick: fast-paced, captivating, full of distractions and surprising twists. Director Jon M. Chu has probably copied some of co-producer David Copperfield and puts the audience into a magic show.
Tricks, illusions, deceptions, as in the first part is nothing like it seems at first glance, and anyway again very different than you think. The playfulness of the high-profile casts is infectious (especially noteworthy: Woody Harrelson, who masters his special challenge excellently), the new addition to the team of riders, Lula (need not hide her mouth certainly: Lizzy Caplan), fits in surprisingly fast, and ex-wizard Daniel Ratcliffe as a villain is a lot of fun to watch.