In this section of our Colossus Movie Guide for Hypnotic, we answer questions you have about the movie. If you’re curious about plot explanations, meanings, themes, lessons, motifs, symbols, or just confused by something, ask and we’ll do our best to answer.
- Danny Rourke – Ben Affleck
- Diana Cruz / Vivian – Alice Braga
- Minnie – Hala Finley
- Dellrayne – William Fichtner
- Nicks – J.D. Pardo
- River – Dayo Okeniyi
- Carl – Jeff Fahey
- Jeremiah – Jackie Earle Haley
- Written by – Robert Rodriguez | Max Borenstein
- Directed by – Robert Rodriguez
Hypnotic | Questions and Answers
Why did Minnie build the giant domino toppling design? What’s it mean?
So the house Danny walks into and that whole domino toppling aren’t real. They’re part of a construct created around what’s revealed to be a shed in a basin. Minnie didn’t actually spend what would have had to have been a day or more assembling all those dominos just for Danny to knock over. It was a hypnotic construct she sent his way. It seems like maybe it was something they used to do for fun? Maybe part of her training?
In so far as the meaning, you could view it as a demonstration of how elaborate Minnie’s constructs are, establishing her power level as a Hypnotic. But we’re also at the end of what had been a multi-year plan to bring the Division to this exact moment. Danny and Diana set up a lot of dominos and have been, for three years, knocking them over. Now, finally, we’re at the end of it all. So the domino toppling can represent this elaborate concept and how many things had to line up for it to work.
How many people know Dellrayne lived?
I’m asking this one. I saw Hypnotic in theaters in Austin. There were 30+ people in the theater. Smaller theater but good crowd. When the credits hit, the only ones who stayed were me and four others. That means less more than 83% of the people who just watched Hypnotic missed the actual end of the movie. They left convinced that Dellrayne was dead and the characters had a perfectly happy ending. When, in reality, Dellrayne lived and will likely rebuild the Division and go after Danny, Diana, and Minnie. It’s a setup for a sequel. But how many people will know that’s what happened? I love the idea that when Hypnotic comes out on streaming that 80% of people might turn it off right at the credits and have a completely different sense of how the movie ends than the 20% who see the scene. It’s a Mandela Effect situation in the making.
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