The Prestige (2006)

From the point of view of 2017, strange that it's released in 2006. Part of me wants to say it felt like an older movie. But of course I knew I watched it after graduating high school, so logically it couldn't have been released before the year 2004.

Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman)

I recall being confused the first time I watched it, but I also enjoyed it. This viewing was different since I knew the outcome, and I don't think I enjoyed it that much, but it still had its moments.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 93% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
The beginning is totally different having watched the movie before.

Afred Borden (Christian Bale)

17 minutes. Self-sacrifice. If you've seen the movie before.
"He killed it." [...] "But where's his brother?"
"You're the lucky one today."
Couldn't they have made a better fail-safe?
"I don't know"
"Say it again." "I love you." "Not today."

Cutter (Michael Caine)

"How can he not know?"
55 minutes. If you've seen the movie before.
I thought part of the argument against Bourden was that he didn't try to save Angier.
"Are you watching closely?"
"I lied. He said it was agony."

Olivia Wenscombe (Scarlett Johansson) and Angier

Watched once before (DVD)
Watched 20170721 (Netflix, Instant)
The Prestige (2006) Christopher Nolan. 130 min

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