I wasn’t that big of a fan of the first movie. So despite myself, I did not rewatch the first movie before I went to see this one. I mostly saw this movie to see some fancy special effects and magic tricks. And I got what I wanted. That was the only good part of the movie. The story, acting, all predictable. The same plot twists that you saw in the first movie, happen again in this one. It’s all people having secret motives and trying to be the one to get one up on the other. It gets old.
But the tricks are cool and entertaining. There’s a few good comedic moments. Just don’t go expecting too much in the lane of good acting and plot.