By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Yari Film Group.
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.