Daniel Radcliffe has proved to be a shrewd operator since his time as the focus of the Harry Potter franchise drew to an in depth a decade in the past. The actor targeted on longevity moderately than fame, and whereas he might have simply phoned it in and continued selecting up massive paychecks because of his built-in identify worth and star energy, he’s as an alternative challenged himself as frequently as potential.
It was solely becoming that the one and solely time Radcliffe has proven up in an enormous funds blockbuster since drawing a line underneath his tenure because the Boy Who Lived, it was in a film about magicians, and his transient supporting flip was about as self-aware as you’d anticipate. We’re speaking about Jon M. Chu’s Now You See Me 2, which has been proving vastly well-liked with Netflix subscribers this week, because it’s jumped over 20 locations to at present rank because the ninth most-watched title with viewers world wide.
Louis Leterrier’s first installment boasted a strong premise and an excellent stronger ensemble forged, however after a vastly promising begin, the third act was a complete mess, with the ultimate twist particularly virtually sinking your complete factor. However, a field workplace haul of over $350 million noticed a sequel get the inexperienced gentle, and whereas Now You See Me 2 didn’t carry out terribly nicely with critics, audiences appeared to get pleasure from it.
Sure, the plot is extra convoluted than earlier than, however there’s admittedly nonetheless loads of undemanding leisure available and Radcliffe is nice in his function. The sequel carried out virtually identically to its predecessor by hauling in just below $335 million globally, however each a possible third movie and a by-product for Jay Chou’s character have remained caught in growth hell. Still, the failure of extra adventures to materialize clearly hasn’t deterred Netflix subscribers from testing this nice Daniel Radcliffe film.