24 January, 2010

The Illusionist

Tonight I watched The Illusionist. There's something so magical and mysterious about this movie. It provides the same thrill as watching a full length magic show: the entire time the audience holds their breath, just waiting for the magician to pull the rabbit out of his hat. But then he does something totally unexpected, and we realise with glee that we've been tricked. When the magician takes his final bow at the conclusion of the show, we're in awe at all the marvels we've just witnessed, and come to full understand the meaning of illusion.

Nothing is what it seems.