Becky and I went to see The Prestige at the Colorado Cinemas in Castle Rock, CO on Friday night. The Fandango website at The Prestige describes the movie as follows:
“From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors. However, their friendly competition evolves into a bitter rivalry making them fierce enemies-for-life and consequently jeopardizing the lives of everyone around them. Full of twists and turns, The Prestige is set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London. The cast includes two-time Oscar® winner Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie.”
The Prestige is a pretty dark film that grabbed our interest early on. This movie has more twists than a New York pretzel. It’s a movie about revenge and the lengths that two men will go to satisfy their hatred for each other, even if it destroys them.
The acting and directing was really good, but the movie is very long and we ended up cringing at some of the decisions these men made to make the lives of each other miserable. It’s a pretty clean film as far as the language. There were a number of teenagers in the movie that were probably pretty bored. It’s a very intellectual and psychological thriller that was easy to get lost in, if you didn’t pay attention.
I really liked the film and Becky didn’t like it at all. We went with another couple and they had mixed feelings about it as well. It was definitely worth the trip in my opinion and Becky thought it was a complete waste of time.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – * Don’t Bother
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