The Prestige – Are you watching closely.
Hugh Jackman—————-Robert Angier
Christian Bale—————–Alfred Borden
Scarlett Johansson———–Olivia Wenscombe
Rebecca Hall——————Sarah Borden
David Bowie——————-Nikola Tesla
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Screenplay by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
Based on the Novel by Christopher Priest
Christopher Nolan takes us on a journey into obsession. Robert Angier (Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Bale) are thrown into an intense rivalry when a stage accident kills Angier’s wife. The two magicians do their best to one up each other and deliberately sabotage each others performances. Angier goes to Bordens performance one time and witnesses “the greatest magic trick I have ever seen”. It is at this point Angier becomes obsessed with finding out how Borden was able to perform this trick. A great movie with twists and turns you don’t see coming. Well done Chrsitopher Nolan.
Production Budget: $40,000,000
CC Rating: 9 out of 10