History YMMV / TwentyOne

15th Jun '16 6:44:05 PM FurryKef
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** True, but in the case of card counting being GoodWithNumbers does not amount to complex math, just very rigorous and quick mental arithmatic. Mind you, some of the more advanced techniques that were used by the real MIT team (such as ace tracking) are a lot more complex than the basic high-low running count

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** True, but in the case of card counting being GoodWithNumbers does not amount to complex math, just very rigorous and quick mental arithmatic. arithmetic. Mind you, some of the more advanced techniques that were used by the real MIT team (such as ace tracking) are a lot more complex than the basic high-low running countcount.
19th May '14 9:33:01 PM novanious
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** Considering his goal from the get-go is to get into Harvard, and most of the first act centers around him learning about the scheme and talking about how he's only joining to get enough money to afford a Harvard degree, it isn't really "Throwing the dog a bone" so much as it is the solution to the actual conflict of the film.
8th May '14 11:36:30 AM GoneRampant
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Likely to avoid actual card counters spawning out of the woodwork, the film's version of counting is more than a little impossible in real life.



* TheWoobie: Ben. He starts the film trapped in a lowpaying job and crap lifestyle, gets a taste of the high life only to have it knocked from under him in the most brutal fashion, has the money he saved for college stolen by his mentor, gets beaten up and robbed by Cole, isolates his friends and gets kicked off a project He spent a year working on, and ends the film without any benefit from his efforts. Though He at least seems to get into Harvard so maybe the ending threw the old dog a bone.

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* TheWoobie: Ben. He starts the film trapped in a lowpaying job and crap lifestyle, gets a taste of the high life only to have it knocked from under him in the most brutal fashion, has the money he saved for college stolen by his mentor, gets beaten up and robbed by Cole, isolates his friends and gets kicked off a project He spent a year working on, and ends the film without any benefit from his efforts. Though He he at least seems to get into Harvard so maybe the ending threw the old dog a bone.
19th Feb '12 3:31:14 PM thenightmareman
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* TheWoobie: Ben. He starts the film trapped in a lowpaying job and crap lifestyle, gets a taste of the high life only to have it knocked from under him in the most brutal fashion, has the money he saved for college stolen by his mentor, gets beaten up and robbed by Cole, isolates his friends and gets kicked off a project He spent a year working on, and ends the film without any benefit from his efforts. Though He at least seems to get into Harvard so maybe the ending threw the old dog a bone.
18th Dec '11 3:33:02 PM AsterSelene
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** The techniques alone in the film are a severely watered-down version of how it should be carried out. If you tried to do it exactly the way it was done in the film, you '''will''' lose money.

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** The techniques alone in the film are a severely watered-down version of how it should be carried out. If you tried try to do it exactly the way it was done in the film, you '''will''' lose money.
18th Dec '11 3:32:44 PM AsterSelene
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** The techniques alone in the film are a severely watered-down version of how it should be carried out. If you tried to do it exactly the way it was done in the film, you '''will''' lose money.
8th Mar '11 1:21:12 AM Rotpar
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* Darthwiki/WallBanger: See above. WHY DID THEY KEEP GOING TO THE SAME FRIGGIN' CASINO?
** [[FridgeLogic It was one of the only ones]] that didn't have facial recognition technology installed in their security cameras. By the end of the film, it was the ''only'' one, and even that one will have it soon, explaining why Professor Spacey is willing to go for the last big score in the one casino in Vegas with a guard holding a grudge against him.
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