@Methodical @MMSex @yo moms I like the idea that the film itself is playing a trick on the audience. I can buy that Borden didnt notice it was Root on stage and I can buy that the scene that shows the machine working was just a final lie by Angier and I can even buy that David Bowie set up the rabbits and hats to trick Angier. Everything in that theory is mostly all plausible...EXCEPT this: Lol uh WHAT? When and why and HOW exactly would Cutter find DOZENS of random corpses that all looked like clones of Angier, "obtain" them, and set them all up in identical costume in identical water tanks in Angier's own theater space without him knowing anything until the set up with Borden? This suggestion is entirely ridiculous, there's absolutely zero evidence supporting it in the film and its pretty much the backbone of this entire "the machine didnt work" theory, which is a shame because its an intriguing internet theory. Im afraid thats all it is, though. You couldnt quite pull it off.