Warning: Division by zero in /home/equinox9/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-video-lightbox/misc_functions.php on line 99
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
PG-13, 130 min.
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale
Magicians Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) who were once friends become heated rivals after a magic act goes horribly wrong resulting in tragedy. As they continually try to outdo each other with their magic acts, things get dangerously complicated when one of them experiments with something that goes far beyond the realm of illusion.
A very original story with terrific performances by the entire cast. What starts out as a mystery thriller turns into somewhat of a science-fiction movie in the second half. Things get really weird when David Bowie enters the picture. He plays a scientist of sorts who creates a “machine” for Angier, and that’s when things get even weirder.
The last part of the film really pushes the boundary of where I think this film should have remained. That’s neither good or bad, but it’s definitely one of the most intriguing films released that year.