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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.
"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.
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…
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…
Taking ideas from many sci-fi classics & seamlessly blending it with the ambience of James Bond thrillers, Inception is an original, inventive & ambitious sci-fi wonder from Christopher Nolan that manages to live up to its monumental hype & expectations amazingly well, and even today continues to be the subject of discussion amongst many movie-buffs, thanks to its multi-layered narration, surreal structure & ambiguous ending.
A contemporary sci-fi thriller set within the architecture of the mind, the story of Inception presents a future where technology exists to enter people's dreams & share them. The plot concerns Cobb; a highly skilled extractor notable for stealing ideas & confidential information from his target's subconscious, who assembles a team to carry out a near-impossible task for a wealthy businessman…
Everyone has one of those films that you see when you're younger and you can't quite appreciate it, but you know that you've seen something remarkable. I was young and I was starting to get into film, and I knew Nolan from The Dark Knight at the time, but nothing prepared my little mind for the brilliance that hit me like a freight train running at full speed while simultaneously falling off of a massive cliff. I was thunderously exhilarated and entranced by the whole thing, with every bullet and "kick" hitting my mind and my imagination with furious potency and startling vision. I sat in a packed auditorium with a goofy grin on my face for the entire duration…
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 still remember the reaction in the theatre to the last shot of this movie. I'm absolutely certain this movie would be awful in the hands of any other auteur.
Nolan is a master of world building, efficiently crafting a reverie of emotion and spectacle, but effectively creates a set of rules to play by to not negate stakes. It's a lot more sad than I remember. And I've come to notice Nolan's tinge of horror through out (which isn't surprising because it was firstly conceived as a horror film). Still a technical and cinematic wonder, and one of the finest blockbusters in recent memory.
Originally published in 2010
It's been just over ten years since Warner Brothers had 'The Matrix', an unbelievably huge hit, on their hands. Follow-up sequels met harsh critical review and Revolutions didn't gross enough in it's US release to cover it's budget, although undoubtedly the film profited once on DVD. Christopher Nolan, who delivered Warners with 'The Dark Knight' which has purportedly taken in a billion dollars in revenue, is now the focus of the studio and a similar hype grew around his latest film 'Inception' that definitely reminds you of that summer in 1999.
On the forefront, it's easy to draw comparison to 'The Matrix'. A team of people who are able to control a different reality fighting against…
Great movie. The multiple layers make for an engaging viewing experience. Good characters, but the motivations that get the plot rolling are a bit flimsy.
Clever, fesselnd, bombastisch.
Christopher Nolan steigt mit Inception endgültig zu einem der renommiertesten und beachtenswertesten Regisseuren unserer Zeit auf. Zur Handlung: Cobb (Leonardo Di Caprio) ist einer der begabtesten 'Traum-sharer' und wird von einem japanischen Geschäftsmann engagiert, um nicht wie üblich Gedanken zu extrahieren, sondern einen zu platzieren. Eine sogenannte Inception.
Aus diesem verwirrenden Grundkonstrukt macht Christopher Nolan einen beeindruckend erzählten und mit fantastischen Bildern dargestellten Sci-Fi-Heist Movie.
Begleitet wird der Film von einem genialen Soundtrack aus der Feder von Hans Zimmer, der mit 'Time' ein außergewöhnliches, bewegendes Stück Filmmusik beisteuert. Wohingegen die Action-Sequenzen kaum pompöser untermalt sein könnten. Das gefällt bestimmt nicht jedem, mir schon. Einen halben Stern Abzug bekommt der Film von mir doch. Denn im Gegensatz zu…
Yeah, it's official. Sorry Batman, but I think I have finally come to terms with the fact that Inception is my favorite Christopher Nolan film. Jesus fuck, this thing really is a masterpiece.
Yes, I love Christopher Nolan. I know that’s not unique. Hush.
But this one gets better every time I see it.
What is essentially a heist film is turned on its head. As usual with Nolan's films, the fascination with world-building and rule-setting is outshone by the attention to character and one or two relationships whose reconciliation is the essence of the story.
Personally, I lose interest during the later shootouts and I find that there is a plot hole here or there, a lack of characterization here or there (although I’d think these are par for the course in such a massively, complicatedly knotted story and ensemble), but it is fascinating, engaging, intense. It makes me weep every time I see it.
What does it mean that I only cry at science fiction films? Ah, well.
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