Movie Review: The Prestige

After receiving the movie from Netflix.com, we were intrigued by another movie about magicians, especially when this one was released in theaters so closely to The Illusionist. But alas, even so, there was but another reason to view this. For the men, there was the actress Scarlett Johanson, and for the ladies: Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman. Yes, Wolverine was back playing a ruggedly handsome brute that can sell the turn.


A trick, a legerdemain.
There’s definitely a turning point in this movie. If this will spoil the movie for you, quit reading from here on out even though it probably won’t trigger anything for you.
One word: Tesla.
That’s all you need to remember. For me, that word basically turned the movie from a great magician movie and great acting, into a cheesy film. It wasn’t quite a B-rated film, but it definitely didn’t pull me into it as much as the beginning of the story. It was like the script writer suddenly got this whiff of science fiction and had to mix in some kooky Back to the Future type science or else the script would have not made it. A tragedy.
Not my favorite by any means, although even with the crazy script, the acting was superb being that the star cast was played out here.
Prestige, The (Widescreen) [affiliate] runs for around seventeen dollars. I personally wouldn’t waste the money on the cheap magic trick, but if you’re a big fan of any of the cast, then by all means.

  • Hi darkmoon!
    Bowie did a good job with Tesla. But, as you say, they did cheese him and his surroundings up a bit. Still, better Bowie (and Tesla) there than not.
    Tenny rate, what do you think of
    this little amateur movie review?

    Peter

  • Hi darkmoon!
    Bowie did a good job with Tesla. But, as you say, they did cheese him and his surroundings up a bit. Still, better Bowie (and Tesla) there than not.
    Tenny rate, what do you think of
    this little amateur movie review?

    Peter