Forgive me if I complain for a few moments about our society here, but there are certain things about which I feel strongly. Somewhere in these strong feelings is my belief that experts are experts for a reason, that intelligence is to be admired, and that reading an article on a subject doesn’t give someone the same knowledge as an individual who has studied an issue for decades.

That is, genius should be admired. Genius should be respected. Genius should be appreciated.

Not all genius is created equal though, nor is it all represented equally. Today, we look at two very different representations of smarts — “Genius” and “Now You See Me 2.” Both films are hitting home video this week and they couldn’t deliver a more disparate viewpoint on the intelligence if they tried.

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