Chris Brown, Michael Ealy Interpret Final 'Takers' Scene

Stars of hit film explain why their characters make critical decision

[artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] and [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist]'s new film [movie id="359489"]"Takers"[/movie] had another hefty haul this past weekend, bringing in close to $12 million after last week's $20 million-plus #1 finish. We've given you ample time to see it, so now we can reveal a spoiler. Warning: Stop reading now if you haven't seen the flick. We'll catch you on the rebound.

One of the climactic scenes in the film features brother bank robbers Chris Brown and [movieperson id="293594"]Michael Ealy[/movieperson] having a showdown with the police. The Takers' identities have been discovered, and police officers are dispatched to take them out. At the heist-master's hangout, a jazz club, Ealy arrives and learns that his girlfriend has been murdered by T.I.'s character, Ghost. Minutes later, the police amass in front of the venue. Ealy asks his brother, Brown, whether he wants to leave through the back door or through the front, where a SWAT team is waiting. The duo choose the front, and are subsequently gunned down. You don't actually see them die, but it is highly implied.

So, why not slip out through the back?

"I think it was that inevitable circumstance. We had to be like, 'You know what? We're gonna get caught, and we don't wanna do life in prison,' " Brown explained about the last scene. "We knew the risk we were taking when we did it. 'Let's go out in a blaze of glory.' "

"I had nothing else to live for," Ealy said about his character.

"Yeah. His girl was all dead," Brown added. "That's bad. He didn't wanna see me get locked up."

Ealy jokingly said his character really wanted to take an alternate escape route, but Brown's character wouldn't listen.

"I tried to tell him to go through the back door," Ealy said with a laugh. "But, even the back door, they had us surrounded. There was no getting around it."

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