The Prestige


This is the second time I’ve watched this movie and let me tell you – IT’S INSANE. The first time I watched it I don’t think half of the information got through to me. I remember thinking “whoa, that was crazy!” But this second time around I was like “My brain hurts. What just happened. I need to watch this ten more times!”

In case you haven’t seen this life-changing film, it’s about two rival magicians who constantly try to outdo each other with their masterpiece magic trick “The transported man”. When you think one magician has ultimately outsmarted the other, a twist happens and you go back to square one of being totally and ultimately confused! But it’s a fantastic kind of confused, like the Vertigo kind of confused where you keep trying to figure out what’s going on and every time you convince yourself you’re on the right track, a new fact comes to light and you are just as lost as you were before you came up with your ironclad plan! I know it might sound crazy, but I love that feeling. I mean, I hate it in the moment because I feel like an idiot, but after the movie’s over and my brain feels like it just went through an SAT prep class, it feels pretty great! Highly recommend. 

Popcorn Rating: 4 popped corns with 2 magical kernels

Don’t watch if you’re tired and/or afraid of magicians, black cats, or drowning. 



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