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The 2006 film about rival magicians desperately trying to learn the secrets of each others tricks.

[SPOILER] Stupid Question

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lionsaulter wrote:the tank is taller than a person so it would be dificult to climb and have the strength to pull her of the tank, even with a ladder

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Yup, basically.
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horsehead wrote:Perhaps they figured if Julia was unable to slip the knot, she wouldn't be able to get to the surface of the water even if they opened the top. By the time someone was able to to climb up there, get the top open, help Julia out of the water by having to jump into the tank themselves (and who knows how difficult it would be in that small space to come in on top of her and then try to pull her up), then for one of the other men to help pull her out so she could get a breath...maybe they assumed the axe method would be quicker. Maybe they just assumed the axe would work without testing it.


^^^^
This.
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And to think that if Cutter had only made the tank a little less needlessly thick, we wouldn't have had a movie.
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WilliamABW wrote:And to think that if Cutter had only made the tank a little less needlessly thick, we wouldn't have had a movie.


We still would have had a movie. It just would have been a different movie.
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The point is that they care about their trick more than their lives - if Cutter unlocked it, then everybody would know the trick, and that's all they care about in the end.
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christophmac wrote:The point is that they care about their trick more than their lives - if Cutter unlocked it, then everybody would know the trick, and that's all they care about in the end.

Well... it's not really a "trick" if a stagehand has to use his own key to unlock the tank for you.
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WilliamABW wrote:
christophmac wrote:The point is that they care about their trick more than their lives - if Cutter unlocked it, then everybody would know the trick, and that's all they care about in the end.

Well... it's not really a "trick" if a stagehand has to use his own key to unlock the tank for you.


The stagehand doesn't use a key to open it because it's a trick padlock.
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