27 August 2010

The Prestige (2006)


Now you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.
So basically: Two young magicians, Alfred Borden and Robert Angiers, are working for the same man, but when a trick goes wrong and the female assistant, Angier's wife, dies, Angier blames Borden. Now, both are trying to out smart the other in a bloody rivalry spanning several years.

Let me just say that the book is much better. Even if you don't like the movie, give the book a try, it had a whole different feel. And if you liked/loved the movie, then defs check out the book! This movie is about two magicians rivalling each other, but the film itself is also a magic trick - and according to Cutter, a magic trick has three parts. So does this movie. And the prestige at the end of the film is spectacular. The first two times I saw this movie (granted they were very far apart) I could not see what was to come. I was completely glued to the screen trying to figure out how they did their magic and what was with the Tesla machine. Even if you know the film, it's still brilliant. You can see it from a different point of view and appreciate it that way. Also, I know a lot of people felt gypped about the Tesla machine, but I think that it went well with the story.

This movie totally deserves to be on the list.

Ziggi seal of approval!


  1. I'm always a little surprised this film is on the list, but I agree, definitly deserves!

  2. Yeah, me too! It's one of those movies I love, but I don't see *everyone* loving, y'know?

  3. Pathetic story. I will give 0 marks. Out of my mind how some one can create a movie on such a poor story track? Heap of loop holes and totally unpractical.
    1.Angier's wife, dies, Angier blames Borden. Why he did not filed a case against him. In fact it was the murder case against all three guys. Why police has not taken any initiative?
    2.Why Borden killed Angier? Does he not know police will catch him [ Jail or Hang].
    3.Why can’t Borden’s twin brother[Fallan] make a case against Angier stating that he is still alive and his murder was the plot targeting Borden for murder case? This a big joke a living Angier met Borden in jail, who was will be hanged against Angier murder case.
    4.If some one has cloning machine - Heap of magic trick are possible to present on stage. Why Angier prefer the bizarre trick. Can’t understand?
    5.Only one Angier clone should be sufficient for all tricks why Anginer need to kill his clone every day.

    1. 1. The death of Angier's wife was counted as an accident, so does with every other deaths in magic performances, but Angier didn't accept it and thus he seek for revenge.
      2.Nobody knew Borden has a twin, even the police.
      3.This will reveal Borden's trick, because Fallon will get exposed in public and everybody will know they are twins, but Borden has a better idea, and that is to become the ultimate sacrifice, hanged, to let his twin brother kill Angier. And when Angier met him at the prison everybody thought that he was insane and out of his mind.
      4.Because revenge, competition, and obsession to be better than his rival, so he choose to do the transported man trick.
      5.Bro, I need to tell you something;
      Cloning, especially human cloning is crime, it's a taboo, so in order for Anginer to be able to pull his trick he have to remove the evidence, and that evidence is his own clone, and for another factor, if getting a double to work with you is already a lot of problems, than how about a clone? A FRIGGIN CLONE MAN, come on.

  4. In the film, it was shown that Angier's clone was stored inside the glass box after each a time the act was performed. Then why did Cutter not see any of these dead bodies before they discovered Borden killing Angier? And in the later part, why did Cutter get surprised seeing Angier's returning? Is not it surprising that Cutter ever notice Angier's clone to be drowned before?

  5. He said i need u in front of my stage for this act(angier to cutter)