Friday, February 4, 2011

The Prestige vs The Illusionist // Part 1

Sorry again for yesterday, almost had no access to the PC, you can also see I haven't checked any of your blogs yet :/

I will start the review with The Prestige.


plot:
"In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. "

The movie is directed by Christopher Nolan. The number of good actors is really surprising in this film as well. The Prestige scores, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson... and even a surprisingly good play by David Bowie as Nicola Tesla. As you can guess the story is about two competitive magicians. It would be a normal movie is they were only trying to copy each other with new tricks and stuff. However, there is so many elements added to this movie to make it interesting.


I don't want to make this a review containing spoilers because I see this movie as an experience and everyone should watch it and then get an opinion for themselves. Giving out any spoilers about The Prestige would be ridiculous. All I can say is you have to watch it! The last scene can really shock you when you figure out how some stuff worked in the movie!

I give it 8.5/10!



Tomorrow I will be doing a short review of The Illusionist and I will compare it to this movie.

How did you like the movie?


P.S. I will check all you posts a bit later! got some more stuff to do first =]

39 comments:

  1. Never heard of this before but I'll check it out when I have the chance.

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  2. I have the DVD but I haven't watched it yet, I know I should! thanks for the review.

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  3. Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson... With this cast you know it must be a great film, and for me, it really was

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  4. I haven't seen it, but it looks interesting.

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  5. This movie was good, I've seen it twice. I like that you're comparing the two. I've seen them both but can't really remember the other, but I do recall them being similar.

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  6. They are similar in theme and setting, but the mood and plot vary. With Nolan directing, it's a great film, but the edge still goes to The Illusionist.

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  7. I was genuinely surprised in a good way when I watched The Prestige. It has a very solid, unpredictable plot, and even a little bit of sci-fi in it.

    Tesla is a boss.

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  8. wow wow wow i didnt know this movie was that good. i will definitely watch it

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  9. Sounds like a great movie! I'll check it out!

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  10. Seen this movie a year ago, Bale did a great performance and yeah, Tesla as the mad scientist and the cloning stuff was a great idea!

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  11. great movie, i should re-watch it sometime soon.

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  12. Looks like an interesting flick.. Thanks for the no spoilers! Too many folks give too much away... >:o. Gonna give this film a shot. :)

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  13. i havent seen the prestige so ill definitely check that out

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  14. This is in my top 10, I've seen it many times and enjoyed it every time. It's good to watch it twice. Without spoiling it, the second time you see it the film falls into place and you see all the things which tell you about the twists and turns that you didn't notice the first time round, rather like Fight Club. I defy anyone not to like this film!!!
    It knocks spots off of The Illusionist

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  15. Nothing is as it seems in this movie , so one has to watch it closely again and again.

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  16. Haven't seen this yet. Will have to remedy that.

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  17. I'll be sure to check it out, looks like it has some great actors in it.

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  18. thanks for the first part. i will watch the movie later for sure

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  19. I think I'd give it an 8, kinda boring in some spots. Ending was a nice payoff though. Nice review!

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  20. The prestige is quite a movie. I really liked all the dialogues and Tesla-David Bowie, he kinda suited tht role.Twist and story like is awesome evenwithout the bigplayers like Christian Bale,and Hugh this woul hve definitely be a movie of alltime.
    Christoper Nolan is from future man,he takes movies way ahead of his times, blows the mind:)

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  21. I think I'm going to watch this again tonight. Great movie! Looking forward to the comparison tomorrow!

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  22. Christian Bale is an awesome actor! This movie has some of the best actors and an awesome director so i'll be definiety watching it very soon :D

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  23. I want to watch this movie all over again. Damn yoU!

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  24. the prestige is such an awesome movie. i tried watching the illusionist a while ago but i never made it thru

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  25. they're both excellent films, I definitely preferred the illusionist though.

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  26. 1 point for prestige, just due to wolverine.

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  27. intense trailers, good actors... I'll be looking for this on netflix

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  28. I watched the movie Mavoric again today, it was actually better the 2nd go through.

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  29. Hello :),

    thanks for voting me :)

    I like Scarlett. She´s so beautiful and makes a good job!

    Wish you a great weekend :)

    with love
    http://mar-iza.blogspot.com

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  30. I wish I could erase my memory of this movie to be able to watch it again without knowing anything about the plot. It's one of my all-time favorites!!!

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  31. ive been meaning to watch this movie for quite awhile now but i never get around to it

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  32. ill take your word for it and see it

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  34. The Prestige is one of my favourite films, though i am a bit biased considering i find everything Chris Nolan does incredible, but i would pick this over The Illusionist.

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  35. Great movie. Christian Bale was incredible in it.

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  36. Nolan has successfully infused something unique to magician film as he himself is the magician of filmmaking. I completely agree with your review.

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  37. I liked this movie especially the ending!

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