The Prestige

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I just love magic so, so much, and the chance to see another movie about magic in the span of only a couple of months nearly made me weep with joy.

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I just love magic so, so much, and the chance to see another movie about magic in the span of only a couple of months nearly made me weep with joy. And I'm not just like anybody who loves magic a little. I love magic almost more than life itself. I can even remember all the way back to when I was four and we were at Sunday school and Father Murphy took me in the back and performed the first magic trick I'd ever seen, the old pull the snake out of the pants trick. It was so special because it was a great trick and I was the only kid who got to see it that day, though I talked to the other kids later and learned that Father Murphy had performed it for them too. Not all of them appreciated magic like me though.

I think it's so special when a director develops a bond with actors because it demonstrates how human beings can overcome anything and there can be peace in the world. You know this must be true when a director works with an actor more than once. It just says so much about the bond of friendship and friendship rocks! It makes me want to smile. Here, Christopher Nolan, who directed the brilliant, wonderful "Batman Begins", works with Christian Bale and Michael Caine again. You just know he must love them so much and their friendship must mean an awful lot to him or else why would he work with them again?

These best friends have made a movie about two magicians who are rivals. Now, I must admit that the movie did kind of make me sad because if the two magicians in the movie, Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Bale), had just been friends like Nolan and Bale and Caine are friends in real life, they wouldn't have needed to be rivals because they would have been friends and held hands and gone to shows together and stuff. Instead, they're always trying to one-up each other. Angier is the better entertainer and Borden is the better magician, yet they never realize how great they'd be together if they just combined their talents.

But really, that's why this movie is so wonderful and made me smile because I realized that maybe if there were ever a person out there who I didn't like, I could look at all their good qualities and be friends with them so that we could use both our best qualities, be friends, and become one super person. It was so unbelievable that I realized this while watching a film about magic tricks. It might have been the greatest experience of my life.

You'll feel prestigious after seeing "The Prestige."

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