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No, you shouldn't. The second film is a direct sequel to the first film with most of the major cast returning and with a similar context. There are a few new characters and it has a new arc but it's heavily dependent on the previous film and serves as a continuation. It takes place one year after the events happening in the previous film. And the character ...


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Somehow. It works small-scale in controlled environment, it is shown in the Macao trick shop. There it is a small box. You need a controlled frequency of drops and a synchronised strobe. You don't see the same drop lit moving upwards but the next drop a bit above the last one so it seems that it moves upwards. I doubt it is possible to recreate it large-...


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1. Why was the fake chips stolen by the Horsemen? Because the real chip had been stolen prior. The Li from the Magic shop was the guard walking behind the Four Horsemen just before they are passing by the security metal detector in the science building. So presumably Li had stolen the real chip before them, as he is part of the EYE community...along with ...


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Just my take of course : Each of the horsemen is subject to not just one search, but two. There is the initial frisking, but that is followed by the "magic wand" detector. The second is the more worrying, since anyone carrying the card when they are "wanded" would be detected. So Daniel, who we see being searched first, after being frisked is then being ...


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It was explained by the end of the first movie From the script And Elkhorn? What's the connection to Shrike? Elkhorn started as a safe manufacturer. They used cheap steel. They cut corners. When he got to the bottom of the river, the safe warped. And he was trapped.


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Well the whole sequence takes approximately 5 minutes and a hugely complex sytem like that would take some considerable time to complete a full diagnostic which is ordered by this guy.. That said, the "chip" stolen would seem to be a highly important component so you would have thought that it would be the first thing checked. The Horseman don't swap out ...


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The truck arrived at the hanger, with the plane inside Everyone boarded the plane The plane was towed from the hanger onto a barge Then the barge was towed into the river.


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The effect is called "Levitating Water". There are a lot of YouTube videos showing it in a smaller format. I'm actually pretty sure there's no way to do it like he did it in the movie, because as soon as you touch the water, the illusion breaks and you can see the water "falling".


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The Horsemen stole a fake in the first place. The "host" guy works for the Eye (the one who asks where he has seen Atlas before), as shown at the end of the film. He has already procured the chip by the time the Horsemen show up, who steal the fake chip he has placed. Notice that when the host orders the techs to run a diagnostic while the horsemen are ...


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No... They clearly acted together...here's one example Now, it's possible that some scenes (or coverage) were filmed using stand-ins. Morgan Freeman is not a young man and you don't necessarily need him to actually be in shot when all you are doing is actually shooting the back of his head.


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Merrit was intercepted earlier in the day by his brother Chase, before the evening's street magic took place. Jack was there to help him out as they had expected this to happen. After which they went off to their separate locations for the evening's public tricks.


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I wanted to add an official answer of what the phenomenon is called. On the Today show, David Copperfield who served as a consultant for the movie actually explains what the reverse rain effect is based on. The trick is based on the Wagon-wheel effect or also referred to as the stroboscopic effect. Essentially what happens is by playing around with lighting ...


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The Li from the Magic shop was the guard walking behind the Four Horsemen just before they are passing by the security metal detector in the science building. So presumably Li had stolen the real chip before them, as he is part of the EYE community...along with the other guys. Ok this sounded interesting but it's completely wrong. Li isn't one of ...


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I agree partly with so many of the answers, but people are overlooking a major part. THE EYE was organizing so much of what was being done. At the end of the movie, there are plans for just about everything that they did, including the OCTA event where they got kidnapped in the first place. Which means that they knew what Walter was planning all along. ...


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Wow. Talk about over complicating things. A lot of the "answers" are plausible; that is just people trying to make up congruency. It was a long con. Think backwards instead. They all said "it was real?" (with intentionally bad acting). It was also verified by Radcliffe, so at this point, we know it was real. Backtrack to the dock where Jack says it's a fake. ...


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The chip was fake all the way. Yes, its the only possible way that Walter pretended it to be real. Here is what wiki has to explain: The Horseman infiltrate the facility and steal the chip, evading the authorities, Atlas waits in a marketplace in order to give the chip to the Eye. He is then confronted by Mabry and his men, Mabry revealing that Atlas had ...


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