Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale
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My thoughts ...
-- Magic, predictably, provides a good basis to craft a film that makes you ponder about life ... and issues ... so, if you love to kill some brain cells contemplating issues, the film has it all ...
e.g., truth vs deceit
e.g., reality vs perception
e.g., fame vs fortune
e.g., love and sacrifice
- The film begins well, though it is still kind of early to get absorbed ... (after all, we have seen too many magic in real life) ... but the story does get more compelling and better ... ... the ending is a wow for many people ...
-- Although both cast are good, Christian Bale has a more intense look than Hugh Jackman ... BUT, guess what, the character that will imprint in many is (at least for me, ha ha) ... * Hugh Jackman, the drunkard ... not the lead * ... puzzled? ... go catch the film ... ha ha ha
Hey, highly recommended (as a commercial film) ... I actually enjoyed the film ... It got better as the story proceeded ... and the last few scenes provided a great conclusion to the plot ... wow ... belying the main plot, it does raise several issues about life ... BUT, dont read too many reviews, it kind of damages the plot ...
PS: Critics are likely gonna hate it, thinking it is too contrived ... and either characters may not be as "likeable" ... hiaks hiaks ...