Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Illusionist - 2006

Chandler - 1/23/13

Didn't I just watch this movie?

Ohhh... it's another movie about a magician getting revenge for the death of his lover, while some other dude who is into magic tries to figure out his secrets. And it came out the same year as The Prestige?!?

Here are a few things I learned watching this film:

- Edward Norton does a good job playing a monotone, lifeless wandering magician... until he's required to show anger and grief. Then he sucks at acting.
- Jessica Biel continues to be famous for no reason, with zero "breakout" performances on her résumé.
- Paul Giamatti is an underrated actor, which is probably his own fault.

The movie is OK. Nothing special with a disappointing conclusion. The yellow-tint gets annoying too.

Rating - 2

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