FX2 is like a party guest convinced he's a real card, regardless of all evidence to the contrary; it's a movie that revels in its own cleverness without being clever enough by half.
Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown), ace special effects designer, has retired from creating illusions of mayhem for the movies. He's also retired from working with the police, since his last real-life effects adventure was too violent for him. He'd rather design elaborate, high-tech toys to delight and
amuse children. Rollie has a new girlfriend, Kim Brandon (Rachel Ticotin), whose small son Chris (Dominic Zamprogna) thinks Rollie is a pretty cool guy. Even her ex-husband Mike (Tom Mason), ...