Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Prestige

How fun was this movie? Unbelievable but fun. Christian Bale was great. So was Scarlet. The story is about two magicians who started out as friends but then an accident happens and their friendship becomes a bitter rivalry neither can let go. I guess this movie takes the concept of an eye for an eye quite literally. Each magician tries to top the other with the best magic trick and in the end they destroy each others lives.

The two women in their lives stuggle with each magician's obsession. A true magician gives up everything for their craft. This movie shows how much they are willing to give up in order to be the best.

The ending was interesting although far fetched. But you're either a believer in magic or you're not. So think about what's true magic or a great trick and measure this movie as one or the other.

Worth the money rating: $$$ 1/2

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