The Prestige | ★★★★★★

Ann and I viewed this movie the other night on DVD and found it to be very entertaining.. frankly I liked it better than she did. It is somewhat of a suspense thriller type with a flare for the dramatic. I thought that it was packed with great actors in pretty good roles.. I am a huge fan of Michael Caine.. I thought that Christian Bale did a good job of playing a creepy sort.. Hugh Jackman was okay in a role that reminded me of his character in Kate and Leopold. Overall I thought that the acting was pretty good and the characters were developed in a pretty good and believable fashion.

The movie is about two magicians and their competition to be the best Illusionist in London.. but the movie is really all about revenge and how people carry grudges and often cannot forgive offenses. For this reason I found the movie to be a bit dark. There are plenty of turns in the movie and you have to pay attention (or rewind) to get the significance of what is transpiring.. a lot of twists and turns that you have to think about - Ann thought that she liked it better today than she did right after she saw it.

In retrospect I think that the movie was a tad too long and and dragged a bit in parts - it could have used more editing to bring a bit of focus to it. I did like it though and would recommend to anyone who enjoys a decent mystery.

On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★


  1. Don and I have this movie in our collection, and we really enjoyed watching it. Love the twist and turns and I too think the characters and story line is excellent.

    Thanks for the I want to go watch it again. It's been a couple of years since I've seen it.

  2. Well, at least you found the suggestion blog worthy. I like the moral connundrums the writer/director puts the characters in, as he did in momento (great flick) and Dark Knight. What I alway think about is the idea of who ends up in the box. Obviously Jackman never knows, but doesn't care either.

  3. I haven't seen it but I love it!!! (Hugh and Christian!)

  4. A bit unrelated, but your post made me realize how much of a misnomer 'rewind' has become. Thanks to the widespread popularity of DVDs, there's rarely any tape that needs to be wound again.


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