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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…
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The true mastery of Inception lies in its ability of combining pop entertainment with a stylish and artful execution. For every explosion and wonderfully loud gunfight, there's another moment of passionate drama and dreamy pathos. Truly, Inception is a film for everyone. Action, drama, humor, suspense, story, emotion; It's got everything. Plus, if you're like me and you're looking for some deeper subtext, you could write an entire thesis on Nolan's film and how he discusses dreams, layers, guilt, and the subconscious emptiness of the mind.
Basically, Inception is another Nolan masterpiece.
Christopher Nolan's direction is just as fluid and classy as ever, highlighting the instabilities of the dream…
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…
Probably the best thing i have ever seen since the last i looked in a mirror.
I decided this was one of my favorite films before I ever saw it. I saw the trailer a few hundred times and knew that it was just trippy enough to make my brain hurt but still action packed and a hand picked cast of perfection. After seeing it my sisters and I argued about the ending. I was not deciding on whether or not the top falls, rather I was focused on being absolutely sure that Nolan chose the best possible ending for this movie and I still stand by my opinion. It's almost a red herring or a rosebud. You leave the movie so frustrated by it all and you take it all out on the last final seconds while you hold your breath and get to decide the fate of the characters in your mind.
Rewatching this revealed that it's not the exposition that the issue here (there's way less than you remember), but Leo's delivery of it is just plain stiff and off. It's like he's really uncomfortable with it, despite being generally very good in the role. It's odd because his emotional journey through the character feels totally genuine, and he nails that dead-wife guilt he's become known for in a much more reserved, low key way than before. But yeah, stiff line readings.
All that said, this movie is spectacular. Nolan's razor-sharp direction just makes this thing crackle with stunning visual acuity and narrative energy, with an equally dense and vibrant script that is riotous fun and a moving character study.
And let's face it. As an action film framed within a fascinating sorta sci-fi premise, it just kicks ass.
I've seen this film so many times now that somehow it's distorted my own sense of time and it positively zips by at a breakneck pace.
Still positively one of my top three favourite films of all time and a definite desert island disc.
8 for 8.
On the eve of another Christopher Nolan picture being unleashed on the masses, the time, once again, calls for me to go back to a previous film of his that I haven't fully watched in a long while.
INCEPTION was the pick. I've lost count how many times I've seen the film but even with the exposition heavy first half of the picture (that has, I'll admit gotten at tad stale 4 years later), the mastery at work here continues to astonish. How this film, like Nolan's MEMENTO, did not win the Academy Award for Editing continues to leave me flabbergasted.
Still, what struck me even more this time since the last time I watched the film…
brilliant film, every time I watch this it just gets better and better
The film Inception opens with Cobb, the protagonist, face down washed up onto a beach. Cobb is in and out of conciseness and in his state of delusion he see's the image of two children playing on the beach. This vision is interrupted when he is approached by an armed guard and brought into a penthouse and carried into a large room and presented to a very old man, it is inferred that this is the old man house because of where the old man is seated at the table. The film cuts to the next scene and we see both Cobb and the once old man now young, although Cobb is still the same age, talking about a business…
Great film and even though I enjoyed it more than my last viewing I still feel that Nolan fell short of capturing the look and feel of a dream. This is a heist film though that only uses the dreams as a tool to help tell the story and Nolan definitely knows how to do that. Everything else filmmaking wise is amazing and I love how the third layer in the mountains could easily be mistaken as an action set piece in a Bond film. The cast is solid and DiCaprio is good but not at the level he normally delivers for directors like Scorsese. He still gives a sufficient performance and so does Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Minor note, what the fuck is up with those bandanas Ellen Page's character wears? And by the way... Tom Hardy rules.
it made my brain hurt, in a good way.
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