Apr 27, 2012
It's own kind of masterpiece. Seen it 6 times now. Could watch it anytime, it triggers all my emotions. The best modern classic of the new decade.
I think one of the reasons people have taken to this film so much is that the plot is incredibly complex and intelligent, something that is rare among big summer blockbusters, which mostly just blow lots of things up, but never goes so far that I was completely lost. It's always just a couple of steps ahead of you.
The fact that it then manages to fill the movie with a large ensemble cast who you actually care about, especially in regards to the central relationship between DiCaprio and Cottiard, just makes it even better. Then it follows it off with a near perfect ending that ties the whole thing up perfectly, relates back to the themes of the film, and leaves you wanting to talk about what the hell happened. Obviously it didn't do that for everyone, but for those who did, that is a suitably impressive feat. Thus the general jumping up and down and waving of arms that ensued.
Yes, amberfool. Agree wholeheartedly. People forget this was a mega-budgeted gamble with huge studio backing and the fact that there was no interference in that way and that it payed off the way it did is genius.
I can understand specific nitpicks that halt 100% enjoyment, like Ryan's interpretations, but to flat out not understand why SOME people love it is beyond me.
I don't have a problem with people loving it, I'm sure most people would be ok with that. There are certain parts I love. But you have to realize that calling it a masterpiece and classic gives people a right to call you out and question you. I don't think it's on that level
Fair enough. I was indeed being hyperbolic. It's a masterpiece in my own eyes. Care to elaborte what parts don't work for you?
Well not that much of a gamble. After he made them 1B with Dark Knight, I think they were fairly confident in handing over their money that there would be a significant payback.
There was nothing in particular that I disliked. I think it's a very good action/sci-fi flick, but for me that's a very weak genre. But when I compare it to what I believe are true classics, Inception doesn't stand a chance.
I guess you could say that there isn't enough emotion, or that Nolan goes a bit overboard with the punchlines. Again, it's a good movie and one I like, but I have to draw the line
ok I think where we differ is it IS my favorite genre and I tend to throw around the word classic very loosely. It literally has not had enough time or influence yet to stand by that word.
Fair enough :)
@Colin. I throw around Classic loosely also. I consider Masters of the Universe classic but that's more my six year old self and not my 28 year old self.
I agree Rick, there are definitely some hit and miss punchlines now that I think of it, and yes grooveman, there are "classics" for every age range.
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