An obssesion is a very dangerous business. Sometimes people would do anything to have their obsessions. Even more so, they refuse to see the reality in front of them. They rather see the mirage, because of their obsessions. I guess it is the nature of people; they want to be fooled. Or maybe they are just blind.
Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) is on trial for allegedly murdering his fellow magician, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman). Waiting for his execution, he reads Robert's diary and discovers that maybe he's innocent after all. Meanwhile their teacher, Cutter (Michael Caine) also find out that things may not be as it seems. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Based on a novel by Christopher Priest.
I have to tell the truth, when I watched this movie I was feeling uncomfortable. No, I mean the movie is good, no doubt about that. Christopher Nolan is a genius storyteller, and I had a great time watching the movie. But the movie itself, although hardly any action whatsoever, it gave me goosebumps and uneasy feeling, like when watching a film where you don't know how it will end, nor how it will unwrapped itself. The film has many twists and surprises, I think I was gonna damage my nerve. It reminds me with the previous movie, "Memento". The plot is not actually important -- it is the journey and how the movie peeled itself like an onion, full of layers of uncertainty. Absolutely entertaining, but it could strained your brain. This movie will bend your mind, and you will discover some stuff you are not meant to discover.
The cast are amazing. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in the same movie? Shut. Up. This is the closest as any Wolverine vs. Batman movies I could get my hands on. So who would win between these amazing actors? Watching their performances in this movie, is very hard to tell. Both of them really delivers their shites. And many great supporting actors like Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Andy Serkis, Jamie Harris, Rebecca Hall, David Bowie, and Daniel Davis that really make this movie awesome. Unfortunately, I can't say the same thing with Scarlett Johansson. Her acting in this movie seems so blah. She's like Katie Holmes in "Batman Begins", really waste of space. I hope this won't be a trend for every Christopher Nolan's movie; put a mediocre actress in a sea of talents just because she's pretty. I hope this won't happen again! Overall, suspend your disbelief and enjoy. All I can say is: Watch very closely...
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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