Yes, I know, this isn’t a new movie. This isn’t even close to a new movie. This movie is from 2006. And this is the first time I am watching it.

And I did enjoy it. And I also understand why it isn’t the most popular thing.

The acting in this movie is fantastic, and the set up is so interesting. Two lovers, divided for over 10 years, reunited on stage one night. But, one is an illusionist, and the other is the wife (lover?) of the Crown Prince of Austria. And then, one dies.

The three main actors in this movie,  Edward NortonJessica BielPaul Giamatti, did wonderful. Okay, maybe Jessica Biel didn’t do that much, but still.

The downfall to this movie is the fact that, the entire time, it felt like a movie from the early 1900s. It wasn’t a silent film, but that was the feeling that this film gave.

I know, lame, but my brain currently hurts, so give me a little bit of a break, yeah?

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11 thoughts on “The Illusionist: A Movie Review

  1. I always have a hard time with movies about magic tricks. So, this movie, The Prestige, and Now You See Me…. I dunno. They’re kind of fun to watch, but the cool thing about real magic tricks is that they boggle your mind without using any CGI or anything. But, in a movie, where they use CGI and camera tricks… the “magic” of the magic trick is gone. They still have good plots, I suppose, but for me some of the coolness factor is gone.

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  2. Okay *SPOILERS TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF THE MOVIE, AS IN THIS HAPPENS IN THE VERY LAST SCENE*

    This is called the Illusionist for a reason. This is set in the 1800’s and, yes there is CGI, but one could make an argument that they did that because it was cheaper than properly doing the tricks.

    Huge spoiler, which is why I didn’t touch it.

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