Its a slow day at vistek today as the rain has begun to fall so I have time to write a short review of a movie we saw yesterday. Gemma and I finally have managed to get a few days off at the same time lately. This is as much a review of a North American Cinema experience as it is of the movie though.
A short ride on the C-Train took us to the Paramount Cinemas at Chinook. They are fairly new cinemas and have an Imax screen which was showing Superman Returns in 3-D. I can’t imagine how big the Imax screen must be as the regular cinema that we were in was much bigger than back home with steep stadium style seating.
They actually have a Burger King and Pizza Hut inside the cinema complex so you don’t have to smuggle your hot food in under your shirt – they actively encourage it (with inflated prices of course).
Now on to the movie. I’m a big fan of Edward Norton so its no suprise that I enjoyed the film. Norton plays Eisenheim, a brilliant stage magician, who falls out of favour with the local police and crown prince over Dutchess Sophie von Teschen (Jesscia Biel).
A good mix of magic, mystery and romance that made for a very enjoyable film. I’d strongly recommend seeing this (is it out in Aus yet?).