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Your mind is the scene of the crime.
Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.
The Wolf of Wall Street stars in Christopher Nolan's smart dreamy dream so much more than just a popcorn muchin' Hollywood blockbuster. Ocean waves. Sand castles. Mush. Godzilla's pal. JGL's natural born screen charisma. Falling house. Triple dream? Fast train. Top spin. Poor Lukas. Betting on a chance. Sir Michael Caine is the motherfucker. Ellen after Juno. Maze test. Complicated as fuck architectural work. You can share dreams? Grumpy strangers. Moving mirrors. Dreamin' like you're Biggie Smalls. Intense baby mama drama. The totem. The moment you realize Tom Hardy is the real deal. Why doesn't Dileep Rao act more? Cold water. Sgt. Barnes. Verbal Kint's best mate. Scarecrow. The crazy as fuck hunch that Christopher Nolan likes to use the…
"Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.
With big films like this I tend to weigh different aspects of filmmaking and rate them separately. The final rating is then an average of all scores. I don't know why, but I feel I need to structure this review that way and try to give an accurate analysis. Whenever one of Nolan's films is criticized it tends to veer towards a right wrong discussion. Nolan has a huge fanbase and they are welcome to defend his films, but as a self proclaimed 'Nolan indifferent' I honestly have to say that I haven't enjoyed his latest efforts and often for the same reasons. I will try to write up how the final rating is compiled. My apologies in advance for…
A week ago I wrote a particularly hateful piece on Christopher Nolan's latest abomination, The Dark Knight Rises. Since then I've been thinking hard, perhaps too hard, about why it is that I can't for the life of it enjoy the critically acclaimed “masterpiece” Inception. At the time it came out it was THE thing to talk about, nothing even came close to being as hot as the apparently intellectually stimulating blockbuster that is this movie. I had seen The Prestige, which I just loved, and the two Batman movies when I first saw it, so I was reasonably excited about it, especially because I'm a big fan of the Sci-Fi genre. The problems, however, are many-fold and it is…
I must have seen Inception a dozen times now, and on every single viewing it feels like the first time around. That surely testifies to the genuine brilliance pouring from Christopher Nolan's epic, which I first reviewed on release back in July 2010; that review, for the most part, stands below as I feel the same way about this movie as I did the first time I experienced it. Simply, this is exactly what a modern blockbuster should truly be - innovative, exciting, emotional and with something to say. The success of Nolan's film, and its subsequently populist seeping into pop culture, proves that with the right talent in front of and behind the camera you can create a truly…
So epic it hurts. I'm willing to gloss over the few plot questions it leaves and just be enveloped by the killer combo of Nolan & Zimmer (whose soundtrack, incidentally, makes *everything* feel epic if you put it on loud enough).
A revolution to the film industry. Smart, thrilling, beautiful written and directed, this movie is the ideal summer blockbuster.
21 Year Old Me: "Hey 16 year old me, guess what movie I just watched?"
16 Year Old Me: "Huh?"
"I asked you to guess what movie I just watched. What, you got acne in your ears?"
"Uninterested. It was Inception, I just watched Inception."
"Oh, I really like that movie."
"I know you do. Although more than anything I think you like looking down on people who complained the movie was hard to follow while you found it fairly straightforward."
"It's ok, in the future you'll derive more pleasure in looking down on people who use the term 'inception' to refer to anything remotely meta without realizing that the word inception means 'the establishment or…
This topped my Top Ten in 2010, but it didn't hold quite as well in this third or fourth viewing. I think it's incredible what Nolan accomplished here with story - he pacts so much in and manages to make it cohesive - but I think my tastes have shifted away from anything so complicated. I don't have the problem a lot of other people had with Ellen Page's character asking as an exposition surrogate, but I just prefer movies that can focus around fewer story and mythology beats.
I still had a largely positive reaction to the film, this was just the first time I had any real negative takeaway.
It's been quite a while since I last saw Inception and I wasn't really sure how I'd see it now; especially with the bitter tastes The Dark Knight Rises left regarding Nolan's work. But, I have to say it still holds up even after going through the pop cultural filter that has made many films lose their touch (I'm talking to you Frozen). Most of all it's just a fantastic piece of filmmaking: gorgeous cinematography, great production design, a fantastic score, strong acting and a good script. As fas as blockbusters go it'll be hard to get better than Inception (especially these days). The one thing that still annoys me though is that everyone is still fixated on the whole…
Siguiendo la filosofía de matrix: abrámonos paso muy profundo en la psique humana: a tiros!
Siguiendo la filosofía de matrix: abrámonos paso muy profundo en la psicología humana: a tiros!
Definitely one of the best movies I've ever seen, and probably one of the best movies ever made. The final hour of the film, is possibly one of the most complicated action sequences put on film. You have to constantly be paying attention to remember all of the layers of what is happening. Without spoiling anything, all I have to say is that is what this film is about, that is what makes this film so great, layers. And what is most important, Nolan has created something with his unbelievably, incredibly and god- gifted mind which will blow the minds of the audience away. With this movie, Nolan planted an idea in our minds. And that was his purpose from the begining... If "Inception" is a metaphysical puzzle, it's also a metaphorical one: It's hard not to draw connections between Cobb's dream-weaving and Nolan's film making, intended to seduce us, mess with our heads and leave an ever-lasting impression.
Excellent in all departments and with a plot so complex in comparison to most films these days, Christopher "Biggest one we've done since the silent era" Nolan brings you an excellent film and his best work.
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