Kevin James latest magic illusion of sawing a man in half has to be one of the most jaw-dropping optical illusions anyone has seen in a long time.In this mind-boggling act he uses a chain saw in a slapstick kind of way, swinging it and accidentally sawing off a man. You know it is optical illusion but you just can’t figure out how it is done.
The top half of the body is placed on an operating table. The dismembered upper portion of the body lifts itself in the air resting both hands on the table. Kevin James waves his hand underneath him to show that there is no lower half or any support under the body cut off at the waist.
There are many theories and many smart rejoinders such as ‘You-can’t fool-me-that-easily’. Many feel it is done with ‘animatronics’. Kevin and his lovely assistant proceed to place the upper half on a rolling table and wheel it to the front of the stage, followed by retrieving his bottom half and “stapling” it back together. The part that dumbfounded most people including me was once the patient was stapled back together he jumped up in the air and walked off stage; this is currently not possible by today’s robotics, at least not something that moves so fluently. It is beyond me as to how this trick was pulled off.
There are theories that a dwarf squatting could be the upper half of the body and the lower part is an electronically controlled dummy. Whatever it is, it no doubt makes you hold your breath and try to crack the puzzle!