Who knew being a magician would invite so much drama?
2006 saw the release of two, competing movies that added drama, intrigue, and other-worldly mystique to the secretive world of magic. Each of the films focused more on the problematic life choices of the characters rather than the magic tricks themselves, although The Prestige did delve into the world of fictional science to lend an added layer of depth to the onscreen trickery. Did we need two films about troubled magicians? Did we need one? 2006 certainly thought so. Have a look at the stats below, discuss the films, and cast your vote!
A man uses magic to woo a woman above his social status.
Rival magicians attempt to outperform each other with tricks that become ever-increasingly dangerous.
- Release Date
- October 20, 2006
- Are You Watching Closely? Behind the mystery lies the secrets. Behind the secrets lies an astonishing discovery.
- Christopher Nolan
- Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Priest
- Leading Cast
- Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
- Box Office
- $53,082,743 $109,000,000
- Rotten Tomatoes
- 75% 92%
- 8.5 / 10
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