“Are you watching closely?”
What’s it about?
A magical rivalry between a talented magician who lacks flair and a showman who steals tricks.
Who’s in it?
Wolverine, Batman and Alfred before they met the Joker, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Gollum and the late David Bowie.
Why should I watch it?
+ Solid performance from everyone
+ Well crafted story
+ Shocking twists and turns
+ True story of Chung Ling Soo is fascinating
+ Parallels with the rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
+ Christopher Nolan is the real magician here
+ Makes a lot of sense after a second viewing
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– If you have a fear of drowning
– If you’re Thomas Edison
– The police are absolutely useless
Shows how destructive an obsession can be and how ugly things are back stage. A life of a magician is filled with commitment, lies, secrets, illusions and sacrifices. If anything, this movie shows you why you shouldn’t date magicians. An underrated movie from Christopher Nolan.
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