I must confess

I have a secret to confess to you. As secrets go, it’s no big deal, but for some reason it feels like a big deal. Are you ready? Here it is: I like Hugh Jackman. A lot. There. I said it. It feels good to get that off my chest.

So of course I went to see The Prestige this past weekend. I read and very much enjoyed the Christopher Priest novel several years ago, and I’ve been looking forward to the movie. It was fun, but a bit disappointing in a way that I should have anticipated — this is a story with many secrets that are revealed slowly as the book progresses. Knowing those secrets ahead of time makes the story less tense, less gripping, less secretive, less close. My husband (who had not read the book) liked the movie and enjoyed untangling the secrets, but my pleasure was mainly of the “oh, i wondered how they would handle that” and “oh, Hugh is smiling” kind. I would recommend the movie nonetheless, but if you already know the story’s secrets, be prepared for a bit of a let down.

Posted on October 24th, 2006 by Katxena

2 Comments a “I must confess”

  1. JS says:

    I’ve been wondering if I should see this movie or not — haven’t read the book, and have been more or less patiently waiting for Hugh Jackman to be in a good movie again. (I liked the X-Men, but that vampire one was execrable.) Now I think I’ll go.

  2. Katxena says:

    I agree, that vampire one was horrifying!