Directed by Christopher Nolan
This might be a somewhat unsatisfactory review, as it is difficult to divulge any plot information without spoiling the "prestige." Instead, I guess I will have to focus on how great Hugh Jackman looks in a top hat. I suppose that's why he is the star of The Greatest Showman. Here's hoping that never makes it on the List. I don't think I can stomach watching Zac Efron find the beauty within himself. Anyway...onto the film at hand.
Basically, two magicians compete against each other in a deadly contest for the title of "Greatest Illusionist" in the world. Con-currently (Get it? GET IT?), Edison and Tesla are engaged in a battle of their own as they introduce competing electric power transmissions.
Well, there is no denying that this film is extremely well cast; any movie that starts with Michael Caine explaining something instantly has my attention. I was less impressed with the David Bowie performance, although to be honest, I probably wouldn't be pleased with anyone playing my boy Tesla. He was such a character that no one could live up to him in my eyes.
Overall, a fairly entertaining movie with some good (if somewhat implausible) twists.
The word "prestige" comes from the Latin "praestigium," meaning "illusion."
Was Christopher Nolan's lowest rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes, until it was replaced with Interstellar in 2014.