Movie Genre: Drama, Mystery and Suspense, Action and Adventure
WritersChristopher Nolan (screenplay), Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Priest (novel)
Rating: PG13 (includes violence and disturbing images)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, David Bowie and Michael Caine.

Movie Information: Two stage magicians (Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale) starts a brutal and personal rivalry, leading to a series of violent events in order to unfold each other’s tricks, in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion.

Movie Review: I thought this movie was really interesting and thrilling, with great intensity and trickery. The conflict and tension between Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale’s characters, were very riveting, not only a battle for the top magician performer, but all out war on a psychological and physical level, slowly spiraling into utter chaos. However, even with the amusement from the unthinkable magic acts and great acting performances, I didn’t really felt much character depth, that made me feel or care about any of the characters, I simply just knew what they wanted, but I wasn’t so sure what is the true meaning behind it all. Still indeed, this story has one of the biggest discoveries for me, having an amazing twist and turn to justify the ambiguity of the film.

Bite by Bite Movie Details Score!
This is my originally created list of movie details, all having the maximum score of 10, and a minimum score of 0. These are just my personal scores on how I felt about the details of the movie, if you have any objections, disagreements or agreements too, feel free to comment back, let’s have a discussion!

Story: 8.5/10
Character Development: 7.5/10
Intensity and Climax: 8.5/10
Originality: 7/10
Emotional Connection: 6.5/10
Discovery: 9/10
Script: 8/10
Camerawork: 7.5/10
Soundtrack/Score: 6.5/10
Message: 7/10

Total average score: 7.6 out of 10 Popcorn Bites! 🙂
Personal Grade: Brightly full with might! B+
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I really liked The Prestige, but I think it could be a whole lot better than it was, but nonetheless it still is a great movie that you should watch with incredible acting and a thrilling story about how magic acts can be very deadly! :O So Get Popcorn and Get Comfy, this is Captain Popcorn!

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