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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
The Prestige

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE PRESTIGE

 

The Prestige is about two magicians in the making who start out as friends but become bitter rivals.

It's also very hard to follow, with all the trickery they do on the audience. Still, I forgive them and found it fun to watch.

It will keep you guessing until the very end--it's all about magic.

The Prestige is a great gimmick movie.

With its flashback within a flashback framework, it's very reminiscent of director Christopher Nolan's other non-linear film, Memento.

Though it pales alongside this year's other magic film, The Illusionist, it still has some interesting surprises, mostly by the strong performances by both Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as unlikable rival magicians.

Abracadabra!

This is a story of two brainy Victorian London magicians who become locked in an escalating rivalry over who can do the best magic tricks.

The two men start out as competitive friends, but in the end are intent on the other's destruction, because of a personal loss in one of their past magical achievements.


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