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The Illusionist is Mediocre

Published August 11, 2006 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Yari Film Group.
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The Illusionist continues to get poor to mediocre early reviews with this one being no different.

The Illusionist Gets a Mediocre


The good people over at AICN have recently received another early review that claims The Illusionist 'isn't horrible.'

I saw an early screening of The Illusionist with my girlfriend last night, and although we don't totally disagree on what we think of the movie, it certainly isn't horrible.

When I first saw the trailer for this movie about 2 or 3 weeks back, I thought it was really interesting. I wondered how much time they would spend showing off magic tricks, which, let's be frank, isn't that exciting knowing that everything was going to be CGI. I only recently watched a few episodes of "Criss Angel: Mind Freak" and am blown away by how he makes these impossible things look real, but in the back of my mind, I'm thinking. “How naive can I be that I can't figure out how he does it?”



Since this movie is set in "turn-of-the-century Vienna", it is easy to see that people in that time period would be fooled by the simplest of magic tricks. As a viewer of the movie, you begin to wonder if Ed Norton's character "Eisenheim" is a really good magician, or just really a wizard. And then you wonder, “Is this movie any good?”

The review then begins to point out the positives and, unfortunately, the negatives. Check it out at AICN.

The Illusionist comes to theatres on August 18th.

For the trailer and more movie info, go to The Illusionist Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.


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