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Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
In the Daniel Atlas practice sequence near the start of the film, we see the hands of Dan or Dave Buck digitally composited with Jesse Eisenberg's face. These twin brothers are acclaimed sleight of hand artists, as well as pioneers in the art of cardistry. Their skills can be seen in Smokin' Aces (2006), and LazyTown (2004) as well. Cardisty is an open display of skill with cards, similar to juggling. The sequence of moves performed in the film, is called "Pandora", and at the time of filming it was considered one of the most difficult moves in cardistry. See more »
Before the New Orleans show, Alma Dray and Dylan Rhodes are talking in their seats, Alma's arms alternate between crossed and down on the armrests. See more »
[the four have just met outside the locked door of the apartment room to which they were given Tarot card clues to visit]
No way. J. Daniel Atlas? Dude, I've seen everything that you have ever done. I mean, you're, like - I, I idolize you, seriously.
J. Daniel Atlas:
A true fan. It's so nice to meet you.
[They shake hands]
I'm Jack, by the way.
Question. Did you get one of these?
[Merritt holds up his Tarot card, and Jack fishes his own out of his pocket, grinning]
Yeah, oh, yeah. Death.
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About halfway through the closing credits a scene is shown where the four horsemen arrive in the desert at an abandoned, dilapidated amusement park in Las Vegas. Appears in both the Blu-Ray Edition and the iTunes Extended Cut. See more »
This movie really leads you to believe that its going to be exciting, intriguing and thrilling. Instead, you may come out of it feeling like you yourself have had a magic trick played on you.
The characters are cocky and annoying. Its hard to develop any sort of connection with them. All the magic tricks and illusions are very unrealistic. The "romantic" element of the story is incredibly forced; almost thrown in at the last moment because the producers were like "oh ya! we forgot to add the romance".
There's nothing subtle about the tone of the movie. You're constantly reminded that there is a mysterious element that you are not seeing. And when it is finally revealed at the end, there is hardly any surprise at all.
Worst of all, there are too many things that happen in the movie inexplicably. You find yourself waiting for information that never comes. Questions are posed that leave you wondering why something happened, but then they're just abandoned and never reexamined.
This movie made me angry. I felt like it was condescending to me the entire time. Fast talking "quick witted" characters using dialogue spoken so fast with convoluted vocabulary, camera shots that were shaky and always moving. It was trying to confuse me with smoke and mirrors to make me think that it was exciting, intriguing and thrilling, but realistically it was not.
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