Warner Bros. Pictures and Touchstone Pictures presented the film The Prestige, a film by Christopher Nolan. He is the same director of Batman Begins and Momento. The movie is the adaptation of the novel of Christopher Priest. The screenplay writers are Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. The casts are Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlette Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, Piper Perabo, and David Bowie.
Robert Angier and Alfred Boreman are both magician’s apprentice. When Robert’s wife was died accidentally in a magic trick, he put all the blame to Alfred Boreman. Alfred wanted to live on his own and establish himself as a great magician. Then, Robert Angier became his tough competitor. Robert would do everything to know the secrets of Alfred Boreman. And, they ended up killing each other. Robert Angier got his fame and fortune but he ended up destroying himself due to his obsession to defeat Alfred, with the help of Alfred trick of course.
The movie tells about a good lesson on our negative feelings of obsession. It seems that the character of Robert Angier has the wrong attitude of success. He has the misconception of success with fame and fortune and the dead of his bitter enemy, Alfred Boreman. On the other hand, Alfred Boreman has a strong determination to establish himself as a great magician. He always fail but never quits. However, both of them don’t have a happy and contented life.