It's a great reveal, but totally falls apart under scrutiny. And we're not just talking about the insanely lifelike masks they can now manufacture with laptop-sized devices (presumably because in this universe, the CEO of Microsoft is a reformed Scooby-Doo villain). The movie specifically shows us that Cavill was leering at a surveillance video of Lane's cell the whole time. Meaning there was no way for the two to switch places without being super obvious about the whole thing.
Slate actually asked director Christopher McQuarrie about this scene, and it turns out ... yeah, it doesn't make any sense. McQuarrie admits that he spent "ages" trying to work out the logistics of the switch. While they did end up cobbling together a "sleight of hand" method for Benji to trade spots with Lane, the filmmakers concluded it would "kill the momentum" of the movie. They even shot some of these explanatory moments to satiate potential nitpickers, but according to editor Eddie Hamilton, test audiences "didn't give a fuck," and were "just dozing off during those scenes." So they took them out, and no one missed them. Mission accomplished.
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