To start out, I must say that my expectations are usually pretty low for movie sequels. There have been a few good ones for sure. These two, 'Now You See Me 2' and Independence Day: Resurgence' were not as good as the originals (by far) but were enjoyable flicks nonetheless.
Both had many of the original actors but depended way too much on computerized graphics rather than good acting and plausible stories.
Both movies pandered to SciFi fantasy nerds like me who really enjoyed the originals. I don't mind that but wish they were a tad better.
I am neutral about both of these. If you loved the originals you might like these. On a scale of ten, I give them both ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆.