Monday, December 17, 2012

The Prestige - 2006

 Chandler - 12/17/12

Hey! A movie about feuding and dueling (literally) magicians!

Alright, so The Prestige is pretty entertaining. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale do a great job and there are some really disturbing themes explored in the film. But it could have been left as a dark movie that parallels the fight between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, with the one-upping of actual magic tricks. Instead it only alludes to that rift and then springboards off a cameo by Tesla into a supernatural pool of death.

Most people are going to like this film and think it deserves a 3. But I guessed the ending well before the final twist was revealed. And I think the supernatural aspects ruin the credibility of the historical fiction in the movie.

I'm probably being too harsh with this one. But alas:

Rating - 2

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