Like the Illusionist. Preferred it to The Prestige.
The way the guy performed the trick in the Prestige was easy to figure out. After seeing the other guy a few times, I figured out pretty quickly it was a twin brother situation. Because I thought the Prestige was grounded in reality (hence it HAD to be a twin brother) I didn't like the cloning machine angle. Either the movie is grounded in reality where you don't have to suspend belief or it isn't. I like sci-fy so I wouldn't mind the Tesla angle and cloning machine. But one guy is playing by the rules of reality and the other is operating in fantasyland. That part I didn't like, kinda a double standard where one illusion is real (and pretty easily figured out early on) and I kept thinking the other was going to be grounded in reality as well.
Still like the Prestige. Just had an issue with what I just laid out.
This post was edited on 2/17 at 6:52 pm