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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.
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…
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…
Nolan is a good director when it comes to dreams. One of his better movies.
Plot: A lot could have easily gone wrong with this ambitious script-- the interpretation of dreams and their 'rules', the use of film noir elements, merging the heist genre with the psychological etc.--yet, it all works. While you need to grab a cup of coffee to pay attention, the emotional pay-off is well worth it. 4.5/5
Acting: DiCaprio may be seen as overrated by harsher critics, but he delivers once again. Cotillard steals the show as Mal, while the major ensemble cast, Page, Hardy, Gordon-Levitt and Caine should all be rightfully noted. 3.5/5
Visuals: Nolan was right to use practical effects rather than CGI as much as possible. 4/5
Soundtrack: There's something oddly tragic and emotional about Zimmer's score that…
Despite criticisms that his work is cold and mechanical, there's an emotional centre here that makes it work. For all its hi-tech adornments, it's really the story of a broken man building a system of artificial representations to keep alive the memory of a departed love. Cities are presented as literal labyrinths of the mind, but it's the decaying city, dying without love, that is the film's most pertinent metaphor.
surprisingly easy to get sucked into
This movie is a roller coaster for me. Sometimes I watch it and am fed up with it, sometimes I watch it and I'm enthralled by it. This particular viewing left me enthralled.
Part of the Christopher Nolan retrospective at Alamo.
I missed this when it was on the big screen originally, so I'm glad that I got the chance to see it in that manner. It's smart, got great acting (especially the lovely Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his suits), and the cinematography is just lovely. It was a good pairing with Inception.
An astonishing feat in weaving complex ideas and dream theories together. I loved the characters and the "kicks" of the story. One funny thing about the film I found (but maybe that's just me) was that when I heard the musical arrangement and when Miles came in to speak to Cobb, the first thing that came to my mind was Batman (Cobb), Robin (Arthur), Batgirl (Ariadne) and Alfred (Miles).
Inception is a heist movie on an epic scale. From director Christopher Nolan, mind bending plots are something of a specialty, and this film is no different. For the heist in question, takes place inside the mind, in the world of lucid dreams.
Lucid dreaming is something I've been capable of in the past, and Leonardo DiCaprio's team in the film have perfected it down to a fine art. He, along with a select few, are able to enter someone else's dreams (through "dream sharing") and steal information from them. This time however, they have a much bigger, almost impossible task. To plant an idea inside the mind of their target without him realising its inception wasn't from his own…
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