The Prestige

The Prestige ★★★

Shoutout to Ron Swanson and Billy Crash for the recommendation.

Not really sure what to make of this. It's nice to see Chris Nolan tackling something a bit different from what he normally does. The Prestige is on a technical level impressive, and the performances (especially Bale and Jackman) are great.

I have issues with the ending, however. It feels forced, and kind of takes the fun out of the movie. Magic tricks are always less cool when you find out how they work, and this movie is a lot less intriguing once you discover how it works. Unlike Inception, which was mind-bending AND made sense, this flick almost feels confusing for the sake of being confusing.
Not a bad film by any means, and I can see why people like it. But I don't think I'll be revisiting this any time soon.

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