Saturday, October 21, 2006
Revenge and deceit are the centerpieces of The Prestige. Two rival magicians, in turn of the century London, are out to destroy each other. They are trying to learn each other's secrets to have the ultimate illusion. This film is well cast, well acted, beautifully filmed and edited. The story itself weakens in the final act, when the secrets are unveiled. The reveal was disappointing for me, and the actual explanation is confusing. Worth seeing, but not as satisfying as I'd like.