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Learning Magic The 'Now You See Me 2' Way

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Film Editor
Updated: 9 November 2016
Culture Trip’s Cassam Looch went down to Davenport’s Magic Shop to see if he could recreate some of the magic tricks seen in Now You See Me 2. Is our London Film and TV editor about to become the new David Blaine?

Hidden away in the vast tunnels of Charing Cross Station, Davenport’s is in the record books as the oldest, continuously owned, magic shop in the world. There is a real sense of history as you walk though the entrance, with the shabby appearance hiding a stage and performance area.

The secrets behind the basic illusions we were shown couldn’t be filmed. For a short period of time, I was granted access to the fabled Magic Circle, and I have to confess it was nerve-wrecking not only trying to perform the same tricks, but to make sure I gave them my own spin. Apparently I have big hands, so I decided to incorporate that for my first act.

To get you in the mood for the film, we’ve got this exclusive clip which feature Lizzie Caplan talking about bringing magic to life.

Exclusive clip from Now You See Me 2

Next up, something completely different. In No You See Me 2, Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the cast are seen playing with cards, something we all associate with magicians around the world. Using some incredible mentalist techniques, I picked a member of the public at random (OK, the other journalist sat in the room), and flexed my supreme mind-binding skills to figure out which card he had picked at random.

If you watch closely, you might be able to see how you can do this trick yourself – but it’s all in the art of the con and diversion… so hopefully you won’t!

Now You See Me 2 is available for download now, and will be on DVD and Blu-ray from November 7