The Prestige -- Review #JPMN

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Uploaded on March 20, 2012 by MovieNight Powered by YouTube

The Prestige (2006) -- Challengingly rewarding film that impresses, 10/10. Full episodes of Movie Night, every Friday night at: ~~ Movie Night ~~ This "Quick Review" is an excerpt from a full episode. Incorporating viewer comments and tweets, your host and film critic Jonathan Paula reviews everything from opening day releases, recent DVDs, and classics from years past. Along with your votes, these films are scored on the "Rate-O-Matic" for a 1-10 ranking. A "Five Word Summary" quickly encapsulates each review while "Factor Facts" highlight the the best and worst features of a movie in each of ten key categories. New episodes every Friday (November through May) on the JPizzle1122 channel. Born in February 1986, Jonathan Paula is a professional YouTuber and creator of the hit web series, "Is It A Good Idea To Microwave This?". In April 2006 he founded Jogwheel Productions, a new media production company that specializes in web video. He has been reviewing films since 2003, and professionally since 2009. Jon graduated from Emerson College in 2008 with a degree in Television Production / Radio Broadcasting. He currently lives in Rockingham, NH with his wife Rebecca. ~~ Links ~~ Facebook ---------------- Twitter --------------------- Main Channel ----------- 2nd Channel ------------ Movie Night Show ----- FAQ Video --------------- T-Shirts ------------------- ~~ Technical ~~ Created by ------ Jonathan Paula Camera ---------- Panasonic DVX-100b Microphone ----- Sennheiser ME 66 Software --------- Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Computer ------- • Jogwheel Productions © 2011 • ~~ Review Script ~~ This 2006 magician-themed mystery thriller is just one of the many masterpieces Christopher Nolan is responsible for. This film stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as competing magicians at the turn of the 20th century who are constantly trying to one-up each other with rival magic shows. Michael Caine, David Bowie, and the always gorgeous Scarlett Johansson round out the incredible cast... all of whom do a magnificent job in the period setting. The battling magician's story quickly turns to that of revenge, trickier, and seemingly, murder. Nolan's script is tight, and engaging, really requiring a taut-attention span to follow the brilliantly written dialogue and sequences. Not a film that can easily be explained, nor one that should be spoiled for those who haven't seen it - "The Prestige" is ultimately about the human condition to be better than your fellow man... and at what incredible lengths you'll go to get there. The surprise twists in the final scenes left me absolutely astounded... staggeringly surprising, yet completely concrete in their development. A film that is truly best explored and experienced first-hand, Nolan certainly doesn't disappoint... "The Prestige", a "Challengingly rewarding film that impresses." ~
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