Becky and I went to see The Illusionist on Friday night at the AMC Movie theater in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. This film has been out for a while and we were shocked to see that it was almost sold out with mainly an older crowd. The Fandango website at The Illusionist describes the movie as follows:
“A master magician named Eisenheim (Edward Norton) vies with Crown Prince Leopold of Vienna for the hand of Sophie (Jessica Biel), the woman he once loved. He brings his considerable powers to bear on the prince, as she is about to be named royal fiancee. However, a police inspector named Uhl (Paul Giamatti) tries to warn Eisenheim that he is playing a very dangerous game. Based on a story by Steven Millhauser.”
The Illusionist is an interesting love story that takes you through the strange life of a magician and the beautiful woman of his youth. Ed Norton’s character is a brilliant man who cannot have the woman of his dreams because of position in society, so he sets out around the world to become a Master Magician.
As fate would have it, he eventually comes back to Austria and discovers that his first love is about to be married to the crown prince who is a first class jerk. All of this conflict and intrique makes for a very entertaining and fascinating movie.
The Illusionist was very well done with great acting and directing. There were a few teenagers that left the movie, probably bored with the romance, but overall everyone really liked the movie. There are several plot twists and surprises in the movie that made it a very fun film and we both thought that it was definitely worth the trip.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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