Anime – Cowboy Bebop [REVIEW] – See You Space Cowboy…

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,81/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space
Studios: Sunrise
Author: Shinichiro Watanabe (Story) Yutaka Nanten (Art) Hajime Yatate (Story)
Seiyuu: Kouichi Yamadera, Aoi Tada, Megumi Hayashibara


Cowboy Bebop is one of the anime that can be regarded as the best science fiction anime in the 90s era. I’ve also been watching this anime for a long time and this anime is very different from many aspects when compared to anime nowadays. We know that nowadays, fans are more interesting in an idol, moe, waifu, harem, and so on that the story in the anime is forgotten. I also really like the things like that but this is one that causes why the anime is best compared to the anime of the 90s. If watching at the present time, Cowboy Bebop loses the sensation of the terms I mentioned earlier but if glanced from various aspects ranging from artwork to storyline, Cowboy Bebop is said to be the best sci-fi anime of 1998.

Spike

“Cowboy Bebop,” tells about Spike Spiegel (Kouchi Yamadera) is a bounty hunter who has an easy going nature but is very reliable in the world of martial arts. Taking a back spot away from the future, Spike Siegel teamed up with Jet Black (Unshou Ishizuka), Faye Valentine (Megumi Hayashibara), and Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV (Aoi Tada) crossed a galaxy to search for high-priced fugitives every day.

Cowboy Bebop is a masterpiece of Sunrise Studio that tries to produce something different from others series. It might be rather difficult to explain why this anime is so great for reviewers and critics. In fact, even in the international world is always glorified by this masterpiece. First of all, let’s try to think that this is not an anime. Cowboy Bebop is like a series made by a successful American from its novel adaptation. This series is made as if it were watched by adults only, who love the action movie and science fiction. Cowboy Bebop like a Trigun or Black Lagoon that can only be watched by adults only, although for the present is also very difficult to find anime of this kind. If it’s made, it may fail greatly because of the market demand that is off the mark.

Knockin' On Heavens Door

Cowboy Bebop is an image that successfully raised the anime to the international world. That is why outsider more prefer this anime over other anime. As Orson Scott Card says, an American novelist, critic, and public speaker: Cowboy Bebop has turned a perception of what people always say badly about anime. Cowboy Bebop managed to make the anime better than its stereotype as a story that made it a big achievement in the sci-fi genre. Cowboy Bebop is more aimed at the episodic system and focuses more on becoming itself like an American Serial TV that always has a continuous plot from time to time like one of the anime that I have reviewed also titled Monster. Both series have a continuous plot so that many people who are very interested to watch both the series even those who don’t like anime will also like it.

For the size of the Cowboy Bebop series, it can be said to be like the Samurai Champloo series which I have also reviewed. Both series are more focused on a genre of action even though the author seems not to focus on that genre. Both series also sometimes have an unpredictable story ranging from characters to existing stories. Each episode feels random because sometimes we will be made laughing, sometimes we will be made touched, and sometimes we will be amazed of his action. In essence, both series are very difficult to guess. Just like the Monster series, sometimes we are always surprised to be plot-twisty in every episode. Cowboy Bebop has an impressing story that neatly and sensibly enough to be surprised because of this series.

Spike Siegel

One more thing about this series is that although this series is titled “Cowboy” in its title, this series doesn’t focus on the theme of the cowboy. We will be amazed by a very cool space-shaped cowboy. Sounds weird, right? For some people, it may sound strange. Why you have to create a nonsense story like this? Hold on, dude. Cowboy Bebop takes on the feel of exoticism and the culture of outsiders like the Indians living in a desert on Mars, a Red Dragon syndicate who always believes in mystical things, Vicious who relies more on katana in some of his battles, and Spike Siegel who owns Jeet Kune Do. Of course, the sci-fi elements aren’t lost out like a western movie with sophisticated technologies.


Overall, Cowboy Bebop is a masterpiece that everyone should be obliged to watch it. Although this series has been long enough, this series still remains to watch but for you who like it. I was also a bit lazy to watch it when the beginning of the first episode started, but I forced myself to watch it to the end and managed to understand what this series is trying to explain us.

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Movie – Zootopia [REVIEW] – Welcome To The Urban Jungle

IMDB Rating: 7,9/10
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Byron Howard
Writer: Rich Moore
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba


Disney has always never run out of creative ideas for creating a quality movie with a very simple animated story that has a meaning contained in it. Therefore, in 2016 made an animation about the anti-discrimination called Zootopia and won an Oscar award in the category of Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. For the theme of the movie, this movie will take us into an adventure of the animals life, where all animals behave like humans.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Nate Torrence in Zootopia (2016)

“Zootopia,” tells about the life of the animals in which they have solved a problem that is always appreciated by the laws of nature. The equation of these animals distinguishes between predators and prey animals. After Zootopia was built, this republic ceased to exist in the animal food chain. Everything can live in peace, safety, happiness, and comfort. A conspiracy suddenly arises where predators are accused because their personalities become wild and want to prey up. A fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) and a rabbit police named Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) work together to solve this conspiracy.

Zootopia is very different from other animated films, especially if the moral is also very relevant in real life. Disney always makes us amaze with the animations that he created and always make us touched at the same time. For this movie, we can see it very clearly and clearly visible in this movie. The world is already like this, how the government wants to remove a racism and always in hearts of every human being.

Maurice LaMarche in Zootopia (2016)

In this film, we will see how the predators are accused because their wilds are rising again for no apparent reason. Take for example in the real world such as black peoples with white peoples, Muslims who are always regarded as terrorists, or Jews who are always regarded as world troublemakers. This film seems to have no more peacefulness which breaks the opposing classes with other classes, no longer a race that senses the stereotype, and no more human and ever-present differences of humanity. The world is perfectly safe when viewed at a glance, but the racists never escape in human mind. The government will always make a strict regulation about anti-discrimination, but the racists will always be there.


Overall, Disney always not made us bored about the films that he made like Zootopia. This movie is great for viewing from all aspects from animation, voice content, and dialogue to existing and all existing meaning looks neat and very hit for real life.

Movie – WALL·E [REVIEW] – In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean

IMDB Rating: 8,4/10
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Director: Andrew Stanton
Writer: Pete Docter
Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin


Another one of the films from the collaboration between Walt Disney and Pixar entitled WALL·E. This movie is hilarious and touching at the same time. How is it possible if the story when the earth is no longer inhabited by humans and only live on an artificial planet called Axiom while the earth itself is full of garbage. It is not unexpected if this film is able to make the audience touched and laughed at the same time while watching it. Successfully brought 1 Oscar award in the category of Best Animated Feature Film of the Year in 2009, this film is very suitable to watch even though this movie is animated.

WALL·E

“WALL·E,” tells about a world that is already too full of rubbish and all humanity left the earth to live on an artificial planet called Axiom. A robot named WALL·E (Ben Burtt) or referred to as Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth-Class is one of its very lonely residents. This robot is tasked to clean up all the waste on earth after humanity has gone. Suddenly, a robot that attracts the attention of WALL·E named EVE (Elissa Knight) or Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator comes to earth to find signs of life by carrying evidence of a plant. WALL·E who have found it first tracing EVE and the adventure of that robot junk is started.

When compared with the animated films in general, WALL·E has its own uniqueness mainly on the part of characters that only communicate through emotional and physical. So as long as you watch, this movie will be a lot of a pantomime conversation between characters that is easy to understand each movement.

WALL·E (2008)

Of course, even children can understand when watching it and adults will also be interested to watch it. The depiction of the earth in this film where the future is already filled with garbage looks real if we imagined. How the robots look alive and there is a romance story that’s also no less touching with other animated films.


Overall, this movie is very suitable to watch with family, especially with children. Where the lessons we get in this movie are very much in touch with a life that is beginning to be filled with junk as well. Humans do have to keep the earth where they live, not to pollute it.

Anime – Spirited Away [REVIEW] – The Tunnel Led Chihiro To A Mysterious Town…

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,92/10
Genre: Adventure, Supernatural, Drama
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Author: Hayao Miyazaki
Seiyuu: Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi, Tatsuya Gashuin


For you who love animated films or fans of films, in general, you’ll definitely familiar with this masterpiece from Japan. Who else if Hayao Miyazaki is known for his very legendary studio, Studio Ghibli. Spirited Away is a film made by Miyazaki who won an Oscar for the Best Animated Feature in 2003. Because of this film, Miyazaki catapulted his name until he was famous in the International.

“Spirited Away,” tells about a girl named Chihiro Ogino (Rumi Hiiragi) entering a world of quarrels filled with everything that fancies with a fantasy and difficult to grasp the human common sense. When Chihiro’s father was about to enter a foreign territory, her parents insisted on exploring the area. Until the eve of the night and a variety of strange creatures that form and strange shape began to appear. Her parents then turned into a pair of fat pigs and Chihiro trapped in the unseen world. When she meets a young man named Haku (Miyu Irino), he suggests that she ask for a job on Yubaba (Mari Natsuki) in order to change his parents back to normal.

In general, Miyazaki’s films are a fantastic masterpiece when compared to other Miyazaki-made movies. Although I have never seen Princess Mononoke that is practically similar to this movie, Spirited Away is a film that prefers a fantasy whose emphasis is also cloaked to have a drama element. Spirited Away is like a work that is rich in imaginative.

Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Miyazaki presents a slow-moving plot but introduces the complex story, deepening of characters and the story remains. The audience will be introduced slowly who Chihiro’s character, Haku, Yubaba, and others. This movie does give us time to get carried away with that fantasy world. The art of this movie also looks like very detailed, so maybe not exactly this is an anime. Starting from this Yubaba character, the setting that looks like in detail, to the small elements that exist. I just don’t think how Spirited Away can produce a very thorough illustration and only manually with this Miyazaki artificial pony. Only with the utmost imperfections, Miyazaki can build a dynamic feel like a painting that seems to be alive.

Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)

Just like the other Studio Ghibli films, Spirited Away brings us a richly colored scene, gently presented, to follow the flow of the movie. Because Miyazaki’s chosen approach tends to be realistic, the fantasies he presents here fill the scene. This movie doesn’t require a message that we should take in it. Sometimes also despite present a dark theme, until very bright and intriguing.


Overall, the audience will be carried away to a world full of wonders so you can forget the time because you have entered into it. Hayao Miyazaki makes a masterpiece so dazzling that this classic movie will never get bored despite being watched over and over again. This movie is a family movie that is suitable for everyone to watch, especially for those who don’t like anime can also watch this because of tending not like other anime.

Anime – Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale [REVIEW] – Following The New Craze

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,23/10
Genre: Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Author: Reki Kawahara (Story), IsII (Art)
Seiyuu: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Sayaka Kanda


After the success of the two-season anime series and some game titles adapted, this time in 2017 will be present an adaptation of animated films. This Reki Kawahara work’s aired in so many various countries, including Indonesia. The story in this film is also directly written by Reki Kawahara and Tomohiko Ito again directed this film which previously also directed 2 seasons of Sword Art Online.

4 years passed after the incident Sword Art Online, the Japanese people loved the presence of a new device called AUGMA that using Augmented Reality. The workings of this device are unique because it can be used anywhere with a function as a medium of communication, entertainment, and play games. In this device, there is also a MMORPG game named Ordinal Scale. Kirito and his friends didn’t want to miss trying the game. But while others get used to the game, Kirito still cannot be fully interested in the Ordinal Scale because it claims to be more comfortable playing VR than AR. One day, Ordinal Scale presents an event featuring boss monsters from Sword Art Online. Amid the presence of various monsters from Aincrad, the presence of a virtual idol named Yuna and also the 2nd ranked Ordinal Scale named Eiji opened a mystery of Ordinal Scale and also the tragedy of Sword Art Online.

Ordinal Scale 1

I just admit it this Sword Art Online movie is better than the previous 2 seasons. In my opinion, there are so many interesting things that we can see in this movie although the core story is still related to the tragedy of Sword Art Online. SAO Movie: Ordinal Scale is an anime that produces a very new story but still has a relationship with SAO in both anime and light novels.

Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale also presents a stunning visual that uses a 3D structure with an opening from Aincrad tower building which originally became the background of SAO. It is impossible if the 2D animation isn’t in this movie because it is also something that is its own appeal in terms of visual. The 2D animation in this movie comes with a very riveting. Various kinds of animations are very smooth to flashy and filled with a very tense fighting scene that makes Ordinal Scale can give the impression of exciting in this film. Instead, the character’s design is also improved in such detail such as the characters of both Kirito and his friends.

Ordinal Scale 2

This film also brings a very far different from SAO, ALO, and GGO. Players who use Ordinal Scale are required to move their own bodies, running in reality and swinging weapons. Therefore, Ordinal Scale brings all its players to play natural, following the player’s body movements. For Kirito, he prefers VR-based physical movements determined by player status compared to AR requiring to move his own body.

Sword Art Online Kirito

Like the Sword Art Online anime, it also brings a feeling of drama and romance that makes some development of the characters. But this romance story is not only Kirito and Asuna alone, but the story of Eiji drama with the virtual idol Yuna as a new character in the introduction in this film. Of all the character development, Yuna has interesting points. Although she is an AI program, Yuna is based on deep-learning technology that makes Yuna look like a human with other players. Yuna here is also the main story for this movie.


Overall, this movie is quite suitable to watch by all teenagers either SAO fans, action anime fans, MMORPG, or even for those of you who don’t like anime can also watch it. The animation shown does look quite interesting. By the way, the last ending song performed by LiSA is good enough to be heard. Also, a surprise is prepared in the after-credit section of this film.

Movie – Inception [REVIEW] – The Dream Is Real

IMDB Rating: 8,8/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page


Christopher Nolan is a director who has a very genius idea through his films. Call it like Memento that makes the audience play his mind because of this movie. If Memento is a film that has a very genius idea, then Inception will also say that. Back in 2010, that year was indeed filled with really cool movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Black Swan, Shutter Island, Despicable Me, and Toy Story 3. That year was filled with a lot of really cool movies, especially Inception that brought its audience with a very different experience compared to other films.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, and Dileep Rao in Inception (2010)

“Inception,” tells about a shrewd thief named Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) who always performs his actions in the subconscious of a dream person. Together with his partner Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), they enter a state of mind when the person is in a dream. This ability is often referred to as extraction. Because of their action, Saito (Ken Watanabe) is amazed because of Cobb’s ability and provide a more tough task that is to instill an idea in a person’s mind or so-called inception.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ken Watanabe in Inception (2010)

If by just reading the synopsis may be somewhat difficult to understand because this movie does have the essence of a very important story. In this film is also definitely Leonardo DiCaprio role in this movie let alone he plays here as a dream thief. To watch this movie also required a very high concentration level like watching other thriller films like Memento. Inception is a genius film that is strong evidence to crown Christopher Nolan as the most genius director.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Berenger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, and Ken Watanabe in Inception (2010)

In addition, Nolan is also very meticulous in choosing the actors. Call it like Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, and Tom Hardy. The actors have indeed made the audience amazed by their names. Nothing stands out and nothing is lacking when all the actors play in this movie. All presented so well balanced. Not to mention the special effects that look smooth in it with the soundtrack that makes the audience beat faster.


Overall, although I don’t write much for this movie, you better watch it yourself rather than having to find out what else is in this movie. This is a masterpiece that can be phenomenal, although this movie I also watch twice to be understood. Fans of Christopher Nolan films certainly love this movie, especially for movie fans with a very complicated story in it and the best actors in it.

Movie – Suicide Squad [REVIEW] – Justice Has A Bad Side

IMDB Rating: 6,2/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: David Ayer
Writer: David Ayer
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie


This movie is the most I await his arrival in 2016. Unlike films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or even Captain America: Civil War, this movie I’ve been waiting after I saw the first trailer. But, this movie isn’t as I think too. And more annoying again, this movie is the most overrated of all time in 2016.

Joker

“Suicide Squad,” tells about a group of governments who want to design a secret mission. This group will be named Argus. Argus is a group where all its members are the most famous and most dangerous criminals. The criminals are Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Joker (Jared Leto), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).

Diablo

From the beginning of the first trailer I watched, this movie has been getting a lot of good response from the appearance of Joker, Bohemian Rhapsody song, and the amazing editing. This film managed to become a trending topic on Twitter by beating Finding Dory movies and other 2016 movies. However, Suicide Squad is just one movie that is very deceptive if by looking at its own poster.

Deadshot

From stories to conflicts, they are very flat. From the first beginning of the film, introduced in detail and slowly from the introduction of the character. Until the conflict, the film is somehow like something is missing. In my opinion, this film is only able to steal the attention of the audience just like the characters Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, and Rick Flag. Some members of the Suicide Squad who aren’t too direct attention are just ignored and abolished. What’s more, Joker should be the main star of this film even got a lot of negative responses. Jared Leto is just someone who can’t describe a figure that looks so much like a Joker. Unlike Requiem For A Dream or Fight Club, Jared Leto only has at least appear in this movie. Harley Quinn who became successful and managed to steal the attention of the audience. Salute for successful Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn.

 

I don’t know what David Ayer, the author, and director thinking of this film. The cinematography David Ayer used was pretty good and interesting, but only the script and the story were so superficial. This film doesn’t show how and what the purpose of this film. And the storytelling written by him is also so weak.

Harley Quinn

On the other side, this film also uses some dark-comedy like other DC films. However, only a few and only this time using dark-comedy. In the end, this film is just making the audience and critics talk too much about this movie. Although the film received so many negative criticisms from famous critics, there are some positive points that can be taken from this film. One of them is action and comedy that always appear in every film. With music that is full of distortion that can be perceived by the audience, this film so covers the shortcomings. Visual Effect that Ayer made also not bad it feels like playing games. CGI is really neat.


Overall, this film shows many flaws that are not realized by the audience. That’s why some of his positive points mask the shortcomings. If you want to watch this overrated film, I will never forbid you. I just assume this movie is like a click bait on YouTube videos or food that has a beautiful name to a price that is expensive but not according to expectations that we imagine.

Movie – The Martian [REVIEW] – Bring Him Home

IMDB Rating: 8,0/10
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Drew Goddard
Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig


What would happen if you lived on Mars with limited food or no food at all? Maybe, I’ll just give up rather than survive on Mars. But, this film says not. This film shows how a person is harvesting a potato on Mars. Why? It’s very impossible, but this movie will explain it.

Mark

“The Martian,” tells about a team of researchers facing a storm and required to go back to earth immediately. Suddenly, one person was stranded and left for allegedly dead. Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is an astronaut botanist who survived the storm and was forced to survive on Mars with limited inventory.

The main actor of this film is Matt Damon who plays as Mark Watney and directed by Ridley Scott. This film also features some famous actors such as Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, and Sean Bean. Initially, the book is written by Andy Weir who can be downloaded for free on his blog. However, someone asked to make its e-book and can be downloaded on Kindle.

I have never seen the trailer. I also originally heard of this movie from all of my friends. But they also recommended me to watch it. And this movie makes me feel excited with the visual effects and plot. Just like other space movies such as Gravity or Interstellar, this movie makes the audience more amazed and curious about what happens in this movie.

This movie teaches us that if you face some problems, it’s not to escape the problem. In fact, who can escape the problem if he is just a Martian? No one else? If you encounter some problems, don’t escape for whatever the problem is. Quite calm and be patiently is important.

Mars

Initially, I think will cause some bored with this film. However, during the duration of two hours more, this film is very dissatisfied with the duration of it. Ridley Scott is very clever to draw stories from one scene to another. If you really want to find a plot-twist in this movie, then this movie doesn’t present it. The Martian is a film that doesn’t give a special impression but is very interesting to watch.

This film also slipped small comedies inside. Like, Mark always makes videos while living on Mars. He always said some funny jokes. Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a 93% Tomato rating, while the IMDB rating was 8.0. From rating, you don’t need to hesitate to watch this movie.


Overall, I very recommended watching it. The beauty of visualization on Mars and also how NASA and outer space work is great. Especially, for Gravity movie fans, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moon, or Interstellar, I recommend this movie.

Anime – Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? [REVIEW] – Fanservice Became You Strong

MyAnimeList Rating: 7,85/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Studios: J.C. Staff
Author: Suzuhito Yasuda, Omori Fujino
Seiyuu: Inori Minase, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Saori Oonishi

Warning, this review will contain a spoiler!!!

There are so many cliches in anime. Like other mainstream anime-themed fantasy, action, main characters are initially weak and become strong, and much more. For this one anime, it looks like there isn’t much I will write. This anime is very mainstream for me, but I don’t offend who like this anime. There aren’t too many memorable scenes for this one anime. The title is also very long, so I’ll mention the short,”DanMachi”.

Hestia

“DanMachi,” tells about a teenager named Bell Cranel (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) goes to the dungeon with only his courage and ventured into the dungeon. Inside the dungeon, a monster is out of control and makes Bell cornered. Suddenly, a beautiful girl named Ais Wallenstein (Saori Oonishi) save Bell. Bell then fall in love with Ais. But Bell himself was a weak man. Bell then gradually gains strength and is determined to pursue Ais. Ais is known as the princess of the sword, while Bell himself is a very weak person. So, Bell himself thinks it’s impossible to pursue Ais.

For myself, the storyline is very mainstream. No surprises, no plot-twist, nor memorable scenes in it. This anime also issued a lot of fanservice scenes. The story is arguably flat. However, there is one scene that is very memorable to me. That scene is a battle of Bell against Minotaur Level 4. This scene is arguably very nice and cool to enjoy.

Visual, nothing is special. As always, this anime is fantasy and visual itself just like any other fantasy anime. However, the characters in this anime can be looks cool. Especially on the character Bell. Bell itself is the main character of this anime. He is very weak at the beginning of his appearance. His own strength is very rapidly developed due to bully by the people around him.

The opening and The ending are also very common for me. From “Hey World” by Yuka Iguchi to “RIGHT LIGHT RISE” by Kanon Wakeshima, nothing special from their respective soundtracks. This anime is perfect for anime fans. For those of you who love action, fanservice, and don’t make you confuse, this anime is perfect for you to watch.

Movie – Now You See Me 2 [REVIEW] – A Good Film For A Worst Sequel

IMDB Rating: 6,5/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writer: Ed Solomon
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

For the second sequel of “Now You See Me”, this seems a bit disappointing. In fact, this is getting worse than I thought. This follow-up story is like a lot of mistakes and coercion. The director was also replaced by Jon M. Chu. In fact, Louis Leterrier may be better than Jon M. Chu. But, I really know to make a sequel movie isn’t easy.

Many additional characters in this film like Lula (Lizzy Caplan) and Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe). And of course, there are other characters like Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco).

In this second sequel, it’s told about The Four Horsemen had a year to hide their identity from FBI. For some reason, the character of Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) disappears without a trace. The Four Horsemen is planning to re-appear in public by hijacking a new mobile phone launch event. Both of these films seem to use too much CGI. Starting from the scene where Daniel Atlas changed his clothes and to control the fall of rain water. Suddenly, this action is disrupted by a person named Walter Mabry, a technological ruler who then managed to trap The Four Horsemen. They were threatened for a near-impossible theft act.

As a sequel, it’s bigger and more lively. However, everything becomes chaotic if the audience continues to yawn and complain in the first hour. The plot is very predictable, the quality is much worse than the first, until the magic that continues to rely on CGI.

“Now You See Me 2” is the same as before. Describes a pretty neat trick as well as impossible. But, that makes the audience disappointed this is a very compelling plot-twist. There were no early signs of the plot-twist. But at the end of the film, the plot-twist appeared instantly. Although like that, “Now You See Me 2” is arguably interesting and very entertaining to watch.