danm_999, on 27 December 2012 - 12:18 AM, said:
This movie is one of the worst examples of "makes zero sense in hindsight" plots I've ever seen, as June sort of alludes to.
If OG Nick planned Affleck and Sinise to act as patsies to rob the casino all along (so he could steal the money after), why didn't he give Affleck correct information on the layout or the location of the PowWow safe in prison? For his plan to work, he stills needs the robbery to occur, and he still needs it to be a success. But instead, he basically throws a car thief with no background in robbery, no good intel and no loyalty to the heist into the pot and expects it to work.
Oh, and to do this, he has to sacrifice his girlfriend to a trip to the bone zone with Ben Affleck, and run the risk that Affleck at some point escapes and tells the police.
This to me is like Ocean's 12 where the last 45 minutes of the movie didn't need to happen. This movie, for being a cheap action movie, had one of the most complicated plans by a bad guy so that he may score some money. I think he didn't give Rudy all of the information so that it wouldn't seem too obvious to him. That way he would have a chance of being killed if they found out he wasn't Nick, because either way OG Nick and Charlize would still double cross the Sinise gang and with Rudy dead, it would be one less person to worry about.