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Now You See Me 2
(2016)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Brad Warnaar
Dana Niu

Performed by:
The Philharmonic Orchestra of London

Co-Produced by:
Joe Lisanti
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(July 1st, 2016)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you fell for the trick of Brian Tyler's Now You See Me and desire an engaging extension of the same action and caper styles into another equally wild ride.

Avoid it... if you expect the strong singular highlights of the sequel score to equate to a better defined narrative, because this music unsurprisingly remains an unpredictable moving target.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,736
WRITTEN 9/12/16
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Now You See Me 2: (Brian Tyler) The 2013 caper film Now You See Me is living proof that poor critical response sometimes means nothing to the right cult viewership, and the 2016 sequel is enjoying the same audience embrace despite intellectual indifference. The majority of the principle cast returns for yet another set of logic-defying twists and turns in a most improbable plot. The remaining members of the squad of magician heist artists known as "The Four Horsemen" returns, adds a new babe, learns more about the mysterious organization of magicians known as "The Eye" that they become a part of, and strives to out-maneuver their former employer and his son in a chase after high-tech gadgetry. Regardless of the endless quantity of plot holes that defy gravity in Now You See Me 2, the style of the story rules over its substance, and the intrigue of the ensemble cast and the concept of magical deception have yielded enough enthusiasm, especially in foreign markets, to justify yet another sequel. Much disagreement existed in regards to composer Brian Tyler's hip but extremely obvious score for Now You See Me, its prominent placement in the film distracting for some viewers while others appreciated its ability to almost singlehandedly propel the film through its various improbabilities. Unquestionable was the uniqueness of Tyler's approach, which avoided all the pitfalls of a David Holmes knock-off effort for the heist element and the obvious Remote Control beckoning from the action portions. Tyler's own keen sense of style, likely fueled in part by his own enthusiastic performances on seemingly half the specialty instruments in the score, resurrected the mannerisms of jazz and funk spanning the 20th century and managed to emulate the best of Lalo Schifrin and Marvin Hamlisch without failing to offer the muscularity necessary for any modern action-oriented topic. One cannot fault some listeners for rejecting Tyler's often over-the-top demeanor in that work, though, and it remains a "love it or hate it" prospect for film score collectors. Tyler's involvement in Now You See Me 2, despite a shift in director and writers, is a most welcome development, in part because it allows the sequel score a proper album release that has, in the years since 2013, remained absent for the prior entry.



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122 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.41 Stars
***** 26 5 Stars
**** 34 4 Stars
*** 35 3 Stars
** 19 2 Stars
* 8 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 77:47
• 1. Now You See Me 2 Fanfare (3:20)
• 2. Now You See Me 2 Main Titles (3:00)
• 3. 300 Seconds (7:25)
• 4. The Setup (5:45)
• 5. Sleight of Hand (5:52)
• 6. Revelatory (1:24)
• 7. A Special Invitation (4:38)
• 8. Equivoque (3:18)
• 9. Off the Grid (Walter's Theme) (2:13)
• 10. Trifecta (3:53)
• 11. The Fool (1:55)
• 12. Buffy the Chippie (2:58)
• 13. Behind the Curtain (4:10)
• 14. Thaddeus' Game (2:23)
• 15. Octa (1:37)
• 16. United (1:36)
• 17. Deliverance (4:10)
• 18. Diversion Tactics (4:34)
• 19. Sibling Rivalry (1:55)
• 20. Bazaar Getaway (2:09)
• 21. The New Horseman (1:05)
• 22. See You in 3 to 5 (1:41)
• 23. The Big Finish (3:56)
• 24. Finale (2:40)

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