Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Prestige: Now you see it…

When they weren’t donning capes and claws as Batman and Wolverine, Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman were illusionists, making audiences disbelieve their eyes in Christopher Nolan's thriller “The Prestige.” It’s a beautifully photographed period piece about two magicians, each willing to go to any length to prove that he’s the greatest. Their shared obsession drives them to employ increasingly dangerous methods to achieve their illusions. Even inventor Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) is asked to build a device for one of the acts. In the end you’ll learn the sacrifices they’ve each made for their craft. And like a good magic trick, it won’t be what you expect. My review from Twitter: Christopher Nolan tale of rival magicians, Hugh Jackman & Christian Bale, determined to out-illusion each other or die trying. 8 (out of 10)

"The Prestige"

Released: 2006

Rating: PG-13

Length: 130 minutes

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, David Bowie

Director: Christopher Nolan

Genre(s): Drama, Adaptation, Thriller

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