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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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In general, there is a support member of the crew hidden within reaching distance of the star who will hand them an oxygen supply on demand. In this case that wasn't possible as the stunt was performed in a tank of water. Fisher admits to panicking and not following the proper procedure of pushing a panic button although it should be said that due to the ...


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I remembered an article from an older copy of rbc ministries' Our Daily Bread that may be somewhat relevant. After digging through my train-wreck of a room for approximately 5 minutes, I decided it was easier to google the article. I found the article here. Here's a quote of the first paragraph: Many people who come to Marc Salem’s stage shows think he ...


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Flash Paper ignites into a brilliant flame when touched by a lighter, match or any extreme heat source. So he could have concealed a lighter, heat device into his palm like he did with the red wine. As for the paper money in the bank, The bank was already closed. So it wasn't necessary that the paper money was ignited at the same moment while the stage ...


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It's combination of 3 separate cable cam shots with a lot of CGI crowd duplication work. The FX house was Rodeo FX and they posted YouTube videos of how it was done. In a major sequence inside the Las Vegas MGM Grand, which was more than a minute long, RODEO FX stitched and morphed three different cable cam plates together to form a 720-degree spinning ...


13

Taking into account that everything magic in the movie was actually not, and that there was an extensive use of gadgetry by The Eye; the obvious answer to this question would be - technology. Or to be more precise - projectors, holographic displays of some sort. Earlier in the movie, when the Horsemen are first summoned, we see a holographic projection ...


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In the airplane scene, right after the first act when they are with Arthur (Caine), they play mentalist tricks on him. Daniel tries to guess incorrectly about Arthur's life. Each time, Arthur himself presents the correct information - Daniel: You had an uncle who had a manly name...? Arthur: No, his name actually was... So you can see that Arthur ...


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The in-universe explanation is that she's germophobic. From an interview: Does Henley wear gloves so often for any particular reason? Jesse: Germs. Isla: She's germ-phobic. That said, she is not wearing gloves during the piranha stunt.


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Apparently Rhodes (Shrike's son) held the bank in Paris at least in part responsible for not paying out the insurance money after his father died. To quote Wikipedia (emphasis mine): At the Pont des Arts in France, Dray is met by Rhodes, who reveals himself to be Shrike's son. He masterminded the Horsemen plot as revenge on those involved: Bradley, for ...


9

There wasn't much explanation for this trick because there really wasn't much to it in the first place, they just hacked his bank account and transfered the money to the accounts of all the people in the audience, which they knew, since they selected them especially as guests for the show beforehand. Given that the movie made use of some very elaborate ...


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Yes, I'd say that they were indicative of roles. Jesse Eisenberg as J. Daniel Atlas (The Lovers), a street Magician In his intro, we can see that women are crazy about him and one of his marks actually attempts to seduce him. The innuendo between Atlas and Henley suggests that they have slept together as well. He is good with banter and plays the role of ...


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If you're looking for any reasoning in that movie, you're looking for the unattainable. To answer your question, you might recall that Morgan Freeman explained that the magicians stole the money as it was being loaded on the truck. They replaced the money with flash paper, which ignites without leaving any residue or smoke. That flash paper is what ended ...


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Whether there were any interrogation scenes with Jack and Henley in the first draft(s) of the script, or if they actually made it as far as production, I can't answer. But, I can tell you why they didn't make the final cut. Unlike Daniel and Merritt, Jack and Henley simply didn't have anything to contribute that would either drive the plot forward or set ...


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I most certainly agree with you; this seems to be not much more than just a glaring plot-oversight. In reality (I surmise), a brilliant robbery will have its share of vanity and stupidity, but I can't think of any reason why a mastermind thief would: make his "getaway" car literally unusable have all his money be un-contained in a public place (the floor ...


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Bank accounts in the US (I believe this was a US bank, but not sure) are covered under an insurance provided by the FDIC. Assuming all of his money was in one account, as seems the case, the deposit would only have been covered for $250,000. From a realism point of view, no person with that sort of money would have kept all of their money in one account or ...


5

Just because The Eye only takes members twice a century, doesn't mean the inductions are exactly 50 years apart. Remember as well, this group was in the beginning of this century: Rhodes could have been inducted anytime during the last, though I would assume it was towards the latter half. (NOTE: At the request of @SonnyBurnett, I'm reposting this from a ...


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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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The bank itself wasn't robbed - the truck delivering the money to the bank was hit before the money was delivered and the money was replaced with fake money made from flash paper which would later be burned to make it look like the vault was emptied overnight even though no robbery had taken place on site at the bank.


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As Walt guessed, this is one of the differences between the theatrical version and the extended cut: Rhodes first contact with Alma and Thaddeus Bradley is different. In the Theatrical Version, the scene takes place at a restaurant. In the Extended Version, Rhodes and Alma are being informed about Bradley's importance by his assistent while she's leading ...


4

When the FBI brought in the Horsemen for interrogation, they led them to separate rooms to be interrogated separately. Consider that the interrogation was totally planned, and was an opportunity for the Horsemen to steal Rhodes' phone. And to intimidate the FBI into following false trails. McKinney was the mentalist, he tried to goad Rhodes into getting ...


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Each person among the four horsemen had an area of expertise. Daniel and Merritt had their area of expertise in manipulation and psychology (mentalism) while those of jack and henley were stealing and (I guess) getting out of tight spot. Now clearly Daniel and Merritt's area of expertise was strong enough to seem to be useful and intimidating. Also these ...


4

What we see in that scene is basically a bit of a funny setup for a possible sequel that doesn't really have much bearing on the actual plot and only tries to end the movie with a notion of "On to new adventures!" and wasn't part of the theatrical release (as pointed out by Oliver_C in his comment and as Louis Leterrier confirmed in an interview). To recap ...


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I'm inclined to say we just don't know and neither are we supposed to know. While the movie followed to a large degree the concept of a heist movie and explained many of the Four Horsemen's schemes and tricks as just that, it also ultimately lived from the fascination with magic and illusions and still left some things to just that in turn. There are many ...


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This is actually explained by Thaddeus Bradley when he examines the trick with the FBI afterwards. The French guy (who was preselected because of the exact bank they needed) was not teleported. Instead, the "teleportation device" he was placed in just threw him right under the stage, where the Horsemen built an exact replica of the bank safe's interior. ...


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Essentially there were four tricks shown.. The rabbit trick, the bubble trick, the card throwing and the hypnotism. Now these aren't connected to each other but they are connected to things that happen later on in the movie. They are clues and foreshadowing of things to come. We are the ones being told that they are connected to later events we will see ...


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I would say that Dylan Rhodes would have planted that card in Thaddeus's pocket, and would have told Four Horsemen to make it look like they did it. That would make him look like an idiot in front of them.


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I think it can be safely assumed this is a gaffe. It appears on a few sites online where it is identified as a Movie Mistake and there are forums over at Reddit and other such sites with people citing this issue as something that brought the film down. I've yet to find a comment or response from the film makers about this, but like with any movie, there are ...


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He did. The money that they frame Thaddeus with at the end of the movie is the money stolen from the safe by Jack. That safe is made by Elkhorn, the same company that made the faulty safe that caused the death of Dylan's father. Whilst it is likely that Elkhorn would either get the money back after it is released from evidence, or claim it back on ...


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Almost everything is explained on the second movie of Now You See Me. But let's go through this by parts: Yes, they are still wanted criminals They weren't caught, but hell yeah the police still wants them. The second movie starts and Daniel as well as the other horsemen complain about being held "hidden" for so long. Nobody would have believed Thaddeus ...


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There is a reference to the trick earlier in the movie. When they arrive in New Orleans they set up in the apartment and Alma tells Dylan about the trick (showing him the book where it is described) Lionel Shrike. In Central Park, he has a guy pick a card and sign it. Then he goes to a tree that has been there 20 years. They saw the tree in half. ...


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