Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine
Director: Christopher Nolan
Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Drama | Suspense | Sci-Fi | 2006
Going into this movie, I knew 2 things. One, it was a Christopher Nolan film which I'm 50/50 on recently in liking the film. And two, it was about magicians. That's all I knew! Well, I will say this film has a different film than the more recent Christopher Nolan films I've watched. Yes it has the typical scene slices and a not so start-to-finish timeline, but it wasn't as extravagant as some of his other films i.e. Interstellar and Dunkirk.
For the longest time while watching the film, I couldn't figure out why this movie is considered to be science fiction. And I get it, the whole Tesla and transporting material elsewhere, I get it. Once the movie was over I totally understand everything... just like almost every other Nolan film and how each scene connects together for an overall picture. I thought it was very thought out, I just didn't love it as much as some of the others. The whole magician rivalry got a bit old as the movie kept progressing.
The ending had a big and good twist to it that I did not see coming. It was actually pretty interesting all the things that Christian Bale's character had to do to stay one step ahead of Hugh Jackman's character. I'm not sure why this rivalry was even that important enough for what happened in the end, but I guess it makes a movie.
The science fiction portion (which honestly doesn't get touched on all that much and it makes me said) was extremely interesting. The moment Danton walked through the field of hats and cats was extremely interesting. And the way he used the water to his advantage in his performance was what really brought all the movie together.
As I continue to type this review, I get closer and closer to a "liked it" rating, but I still think I'm going to stick with the "okay" rating I originally thought when I typed up the title. It was good yes, but I don't think I would ever want to watch it again. (3.5/5).
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