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Friday, November 24, 2006

The Prestige (2006)

So I did not think this movie was as great as the buzz out there says it is. It was alright but the ending totally killed it for me. I will not give away the ending for those who have not seen it but it was very hard to follow. The movie follows two magicians Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) in the early 1900s. They work together as plants for another magician. Their precarious friendship ends when tragedy strikes the magic show. They both move on and attempt to become the greatest magician alive. When Robert finds out that Alfred has created a trick called the Transported Man he becomes obsessed with learning Borden's secret. He sends his assistant Olivia (Scarlet Johansson) to spy on Borden. When she steals his notebook for him Robert follows Borden's clues and goes to Colorado. There he meets with the man, Tesla, who can build him a machine to make the trick better. However, once back in England something goes wrong and Angier dies - and it appears that Borden has killed him. The film is told in flashback sequences which I really do not like. I did not care about the characters and like I said earlier I hated the ending. I wish I did not waste my $9 on this movie.

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