Not exactly what I expected..
• United States
27 Jan 07
Although I have not seen the Prestige with Hugh Jackman, the Illusionist was a good movie. The ending was different than expected. I have to admit that the begining was quite boring and I thought it was the same old song and dance for a movie. I was plently surprised. Would you still recommend this movie to someone else after seening both magician movies?
28 Jan 07
The illusion and magic is really secondary to the storyline. The Illusionist is first and foremost a love story. I haven't seen The Prestige, so I can't make a comparison. But I really enjoyed this movie as a love story and for its elements of suspense and the acting. I have always enjoyed Ed Norton's films (with the exception of The Score).
• United States
6 Mar 07
I think they both were well done and entertaining. The prestige was more plot twisty and had the more present day movie feel with the special effects. The Illusionist is far more of a older classic type movie. The prestige gives away that the magic involved is true magic, where as the illusionist hints at it, but it is left to the audience to deside what is real and what is not. I agree about what you say regarding that the illusionist is not really the whole magician thing. I think is supposed to be that way. The illusionist is a love story that envolves a magician, not a magician's story that envolves love. Overall I would agree that the Prestige is more entertaining, however The Illusionist is all it was ment to be. The illusionist is not about flash effects, it is simply a love story, and in my opinion it achieves that very well.