Awesome / Now You See Me

  • The entire sequence of Dylan vs. Jack, from their face off in the apartment hideout to the car chase.
    • Particularly of notice is Jack's utter dismissal of the other FBI agent accompanying Dylan by tying the agent's hands behind his back with his coat, then sticking the coat into the garbage disposal. Simple, but effective.
      • What's more awesome? The 'pull the coat down to disable their arms' trick is an actual self-defense trick suggested in many defense books.
    • Initially, you'd think Jack is just mocking Dylan by imitating his voice...then he pulls out Dylan's stolen walkie-talkie and takes care of the FBI back-up team, and you realize Jack had, in two sentences, caught onto Dylan's speech patterns and intonations enough to convince an armed police unit to back off.
    • The choreographing of the fight in general is just spectacular, managing to mix sleight-of-hand magic tricks with cool combat in a breathtaking fashion.
  • Almost all of the Four Horsemen's mass-scale illusions are spectacular. For example, there are each of the Horsemen's 3 Acts, the enlarged version of the classic empty box trick, the aforementioned car chase with Jack, and of course, the final set up on Thaddeus.
  • That moment at the end where Dylan shows Thaddeus just who the Fool really is.
    • The best part is that Dylan's revenge isn't just about imprisoning Thaddeus. It leaves Thaddeus with a magic trick he'll never figure out or debunk, which is the one thing that will hurt someone like Thaddeus more than anything else.
  • Daniel's card trick at the start of the movie. It's a basic card trick, but the camera is positioned so that you're the one who the trick is being done to, and the method is basic enough that you're pretty sure it's not just movie magic or scripting, but an actual trick. If you ask around, you'll find that nearly everyone picked the seven of diamonds. You've just witnessed a real magic trick and that sells you on everything that follows.
  • Daniel is handcuffed to the table during his interrogation and- oh, wait, now you are handcuffed to the table. It's followed up with one of the cockiest lines in the movie.
    Daniel: First rule of magic: always be the smartest guy in the room.
    • This statement is beautifully turned on its head during The Reveal of the identity of The Man Behind the Man to the Horsemen, since the trick being pulled on them was one none of them saw coming:
      Daniel: When I said, "Always be the smartest guy in the room-"
      Dylan: We were in agreement.