History YMMV / ThePrestige

28th Mar '18 6:12:26 PM wanderlustwarrior
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* MoralEventHorizon: TheReveal. [[spoiler:The fact that Lord Caldlow killed his clones hundreds of times just to beat his long-standing rival.]] Though, on the other hand, its a little unclear if ''that's'' what happened, [[spoiler: or if the machine worked the same way it always did, with the clone created some distance away. In that case the real Angier died ages ago, and he and his clones have been committed ''suicide'' over and over again, until Borden could be framed, and the surviving one at the end is another clone. This makes him more insane.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: TheReveal. [[spoiler:The fact that Lord Caldlow killed his clones hundreds of about 100 times just to beat his long-standing rival.]] Though, on the other hand, its a little unclear if ''that's'' what happened, [[spoiler: or if the machine worked the same way it always did, with the clone created some distance away. In that case the real Angier died ages ago, and he and his clones have been committed ''suicide'' over and over again, until Borden could be framed, and the surviving one at the end is another clone. This makes him more insane.]]


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**Not that that character doesn't have his own, as the ''other'' reveal shows [[spoiler: ''both'' Bordens exploited the death of their friend's wife, led two women along for years to the point where one committed suicide, and kidnapped and eventually murdered people, all so that they could prove ''to themselves'' that they were one really good magician]].
19th Jan '18 6:38:21 AM samitv
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--->''' ''From Borden's Journal:''''' He came in to demand an answer and I told him the truth. That I have fought with myself over that night, ''one half of me'' swearing blind that I tied a simple slipknot, ''the other half'' convinced that I tied the Langford double.
30th Aug '17 5:10:18 PM Mantyf
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** A bit lessened by the fact that [[spoiler: each twin is considerably colder to the other's lover, Freddie is shown to be not really interested in Sarah, and Alfred is reluctant even to kiss Olivia. They still lie and cheat all the way, but it's implied that each twin at least only has intercourses with his own lover.]]
21st Jul '17 6:01:33 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: TheReveal [[spoiler: shows that Borden is actually a twin, and the bad twin is responsible for the affair with Olivia and most of the nasty things Borden does]]. Notably Borden still [[spoiler: deceived his wife and allowed his brother to enter their bed]]. FridgeHorror if Sarah actually ever slept with [[spoiler: the twin, thinking it was her husband. And likewise the 'good' twin still carried on an affair with Olivia]], despite knowing how much it was upsetting Sarah. All out of dedication to the craft. Not once is this kind of behaviour called out.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: TheReveal [[spoiler: shows that Borden is actually a twin, and the bad twin is responsible for the affair with Olivia and most of the nasty things Borden does]]. Notably Borden still [[spoiler: deceived his wife and allowed his brother to enter their bed]]. FridgeHorror if Sarah actually ever slept with [[spoiler: the twin, thinking it was her husband. And likewise the 'good' twin still carried on an affair with Olivia]], despite knowing how much it was upsetting Sarah. All out of dedication to the craft. Not once is this kind of behaviour called out. There's also the fact that [[spoiler: their charade ended causing Julia's accidental death early in the film, and they still decided to carry on with it.]]
13th Jun '17 8:28:03 PM Wuz
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* MoralEventHorizon: TheReveal. [[spoiler:The fact that Lord Cauldlow killed his clones hundreds of times just to beat his long-standing rival.]] Though, on the other hand, its a little unclear if ''that's'' what happened, [[spoiler: or if the machine worked the same way it always did, with the clone created some distance away. In that case the real Angier died ages ago, and he and his clones have been committed ''suicide'' over and over again, until Borden could be framed, and the surviving one at the end is another clone. This makes him more insane.]]}

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* MoralEventHorizon: TheReveal. [[spoiler:The fact that Lord Cauldlow Caldlow killed his clones hundreds of times just to beat his long-standing rival.]] Though, on the other hand, its a little unclear if ''that's'' what happened, [[spoiler: or if the machine worked the same way it always did, with the clone created some distance away. In that case the real Angier died ages ago, and he and his clones have been committed ''suicide'' over and over again, until Borden could be framed, and the surviving one at the end is another clone. This makes him more insane.]]}]]
12th May '17 3:03:26 PM DevinMeenan
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* VindicatedByHistory: The film was somewhat lukewarmly recieved during its initial release (it only scored a 76% approval rating on ''Rotten Tomatoes'', making it one of Nolan's lowest rated films). Nowadays, it's not uncommon for critics and fans alike to credit the film as Nolan's best work (that the film has a high RewatchBonus value has probably helped).

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* VindicatedByHistory: The film was somewhat lukewarmly recieved during its initial release (it only scored a 76% approval rating on ''Rotten Tomatoes'', making it one of Nolan's lowest rated films). Nowadays, it's not uncommon for critics and fans alike to credit the film ''The Prestige'' as Nolan's best work (that the film has a high RewatchBonus value has probably helped).
12th May '17 3:02:07 PM DevinMeenan
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* VindicatedByHistory: The film was somewhat lukewarmly recieved during its initial release (it only scored a 76% approval rating on ''Rotten Tomatoes'', making it one of Nolan's lowest rated films). Nowadays, it's not uncommon for critics and fans alike to credit the film as Nolan's best work (that the film has a high RewatchBonus value has probably helped).
11th Mar '17 3:04:45 PM nombretomado
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* SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery: Music/DavidBowie and MichaelCaine, the former of whom only appears for maybe ten minutes.

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* SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery: Music/DavidBowie and MichaelCaine, Creator/MichaelCaine, the former of whom only appears for maybe ten minutes.
6th Jan '17 12:39:01 AM RuTsuna
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* TearJerker: On a [[FridgeBrilliance second viewing]] [[spoiler:Borden and Fallon's final goodbye]] is heartbreaking.
** The bird trick, once you learn how it works, as one little boy does.
** [[spoiler:Angier's death and his parting words with Borden.]]. Even after everything he did, you can't help but weep.
13th May '16 3:05:41 PM Nentuaby
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Frequently known as "the one where the magician turns out to be cloning himself."
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