I can’t be the only one who spent The Prestige saying “Why doesn’t everyone else realize that…
Alex Dubin

I was right there with you Alex, I picked that up in the first or second scene with Fallon (not because of the make-up, because it was supposed to be period specific, but because it was just obvious). I’ve always been amazed that people were duped by that, or that they consider it a huge twist. Showing the lengths he went to was a fun reveal, and it’s a great movie, but I was way more surprised with, for example, the timing of Matt Damon’s death in Interstellar. As for The Prestige’s real twist, I thought it was that Tesla’s machine worked, and Angier had to kill a copy of himself every night.