Since everyone loves the young wizard Harry Potter, lets take a look at other movies about magic shall we. (Don’t worry, this post has NO SPOILERS)
The first thing that pops to mind is The Prestige vs The Illusionist. These two films are often confused with each other because they were both released in 2006 and both were about magicians. To differentiate, The Prestige is the one with Batman, Wolverine and Black Widow. The Illusionist is the one with the The Incredible Hulk.
I like both movies, but The Prestige wins for me. It’s directed by Christopher “Inception” Nolan, so the style is very slick and the plot contains lots of mind-bending twists and turns. In fact, I think The Prestige is one of the most under-rated movies of all time. The Illusionist feels very dry compared to The Prestige, but it’s more realistic and the ending is somehow more satisfying. That’s not saying The Prestige has a horrible ending, but the conclusion of The Illusionist feels more natural.
So which magician movie do you prefer? Vote now! (You can choose more than one) Don’t forget to leave your comments!