69 – The Prestige (2006)

My precious....

My precious….

The Prestige would be one of my top films but i never expected to see it on this list for some reason.I thought it was a hidden gem that not many people had really seen or rated.This will be the forth time i’ve seen it now and it’s just as good as the first time i seen it.Speaking of that first time,i went to see it in a cinema in Dingle in Kerry.This cinema had tea and biscuits under the screen and a man of about 70 came out and essentially read out the back of a dvd to a crowd of about 20 waiting to watch the film.When the film was over i mentioned to my friend Rory that it was a good old plot and the said something about the cloning machine.He was dumb founded and didn’t know what i was on about,then i explained the plot and he said ‘what?when did that happen?i don’t remember any of that.to be quite honest i didn’t know what was going on half the time’.The films good and i think warrants a re-watch.It doesn’t give too much away and the unlabeled different time lines have the viewer thinking for themselves.This was one of them ‘2-for-2’ films where tow similar films come out at the same time,the Illusionist being the other.I didn’t know Christopher Nolan did this film until just now,not only did he direct but it looks like he adapted the novel for screen with his brother.He know’s how to use Bale to his full potential.

IMDB RATING      –     8.4
MY RATING     –    8.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     – EXCELLENT.BALE AND JACKMAN ARE GREAT.JOHANSENS ENGLISH ACCENT ISN’T THE WORST I’VE HEARD TOO.

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