I watched Ocean’s Twelve the other night and while it was okay I was not overwhelmed. But I do have a question. What was the reason for the gang’s plan to steal the egg from the museum? As was later revealed, they had already stolen the actual egg on the train and knew that the one in the museum was a duplicate. The whole point was to beat the Nightfox to stealing the egg and once they had done that the competition was over. So why go through the charade of pretending the egg was still in the museum and getting almost everyone arrested?
I realize the real explanation was because it part of the plot to keep the movie going but was there some explanation given in the movie that I missed?