Yesterday I went to see the film The Prestige, which I’d been REALLY looking forward to seeing for weeks even after reading a lukewarm review on Salon.com. As much as I’m all over Salon.com, that reviewer must be dead from the neck up, because The Prestige rocks. I don’t want to give anything away, because the movie kept me guessing right up until the very last minute.
All you need to know is that the story involves two rival magicians (played by the very hot Hugh Jackman and the even hotter Christian Bale) and an illusion known as “The Transported Man” which becomes the obsession of Jackman’s character. David Bowie even gets the chance to flex his impressive thespian muscles in the semi-meaty role of inventor and electrical pioneer Nicola Tesla. Scarlett Johansson is on hand as required eye candy. The film also features gorgeous cinematography, and a pleasingly dark undercurrent which will appeal to all you Halloween enthusiasts out there. I advise you to go see The Prestige as soon as possible.