I watched The Illusionist this week. Edward Norton, who plays the lead role as the brooding and deeply in-love illusionist has put in quite a performance. I like how he keeps on doing these interesting roles ever since I first noticed him in American History X. The story is based in Vienna and depicts how Eisenheim (the illusionist) uses his awesome talents to win over a woman who is by far out of his social league.
I was hoping that the magic/illusions shown in the movie would be plentiful and interesting. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of tricks shown and everything is all about the twist at the end. Kind of reminded me of The Usual Suspects in that regard – though that is a far more superior flick.
The next magic-based movie that I need to watch is The Prestige.