i watched the prestige last night with bethany. since watching the illusionist a few weeks ago, i’ve been in the mood for some magician movies. my dad has a big harry houdini fan, and that rubbed off on me as a kid, although i was awful at magic tricks. if you’re getting bent out of shape because i said i like magic tricks – chill out. i’m talking illusion here. you know, make a quarter come out from behind my ear…not sacrificing cats and turning people into newts. anyway. chill. it’s ok.
the prestige was good. it was a little slower in the story than the illusionist, but they both had great endings. i thought the ending of the prestige was a little rushed…it could really open up some interesting discussion questions on morality, science, decisions, and the like. i’d be very tempted to use this movie as a point of discussion for an event in the future.
the prestige: B+
the illusionist: B