A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
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I enjoyed the movie and I appreciated the effort the makers did in telling a genuine story with a genuine plot (although the last scene where Robert Angiers gives this confession about his obsession with fooling his audience, his wish to suspend their skepticism and disbelief about magic WHILE HE HAS A BULLET IN HIS GUT was way too corny for me. It was like something from a Pinoy action movie starring, say, Lito Lapid).
Anyways. The concepts of competition and obsession. I don’t care about the first (with whom do I have to compete and for what? Actually I compete with myself and try to rid my countless weaknesses and fears); but the second is quite interesting to me.
There are interests, hobbies, passions and obsessions. Under each category I have at least three entries; but under the last? I don’t know if I have anything to put there. Obsession, aside from being the name of an expensive perfume, is such a dangerous thing to have. It’s a force that is so overwhelming one takes leave of one’s better self, one’s logic and rationality and even concern for others, for one’s nearest and dearest even.