The Prestige

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 14 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Saw The Prestige last night. Quite a film. Very reminiscent of The Usual Suspects. I think the best way to describe the film is to quote the opening line:

Every great magic trick consists of three acts. The first act is called “The Pledge”; The magician shows you something ordinary, but of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn”; The magician makes his ordinary some thing do something extraordinary. Now if you’re looking for the secret… you won’t find it, that’s why there’s a third act called, “The Prestige”; this is the part with the twists and turns, where lives hang in the balance, and you see something shocking you’ve never seen before.

And that is The Prestige.

I give it an: A


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  1. I also enjoyed The Prestige. That quote does a good job of summing up that movie. I found the story to be very intriguing, right up to the last few minutes of the movie.

    Also, with Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman you have a good cast, but to then add Michael Caine to the mix really fills out the cast. Scarlett Johansson is also a good, if less necessary, addition to the cast. Also, I enjoyed the visual style of the movie.

    The director, Christopher Nolan, has done some other cool movies: Memento, Batman Begins, and his style manifests itself well in this movie.

    I recommend it as well.

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