The Prestige (2006) - A beautifully crafted film
Tag line: A Friendship, That Became a Rivalry, A Rivalry, That Became a Battle.
Its a story about two competing magicians locked in a bitter rivalry that ends with deadly consequences. The story takes place in the picturesque back drop of turn of the century Victorian London with Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier and Christian Bale as Alfred Borden fellow apprentices turned unfortunate rivals, a plot riddled with jealous, obsession, deceit, revenge that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The stunning setting, fantastic acting, a clever screen play with a twist that I didn’t suspect until the last 5 min of the movie, an ending that ties up all the lose ends, the mystery of how they did there tricks, The Pledge, The Turn, The Prestige… all reason why I loved this moive. Its even got David Bowie as Nikola Tesla.
10/10 one of the best movies of the year.
Cast: Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, Michael Caine as Cutter, Piper Perabo as Julia Angier, Rebecca Hall as Sarah Borden, David Bowie as Nikola Tesla
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