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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…
I've given up trying to put down Christopher Nolan. After revisiting only two of his films, I'm beginning to realize that perhaps I was a little too blinded by his overwhelming popularity to realize that I still really loved his films. Sure, not all of them are acclaimed masterpieces worthy of topping The Godfather, but I'd be lying if I said I don't find him to be one of the most fascinating blockbuster directors working today. Inception is his most intricate film for me, despite bearing plot similarities to Paprika, I find the former to be more entertaining, because of its marvellous set designs, perfect score from Hans Zimmer, and a story that demands multiple viewings and examinations to be…
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…
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…
This movie is just like candy for those who are interested in psychology.
There is a lot of movies trying to touch your brain but nothing like this one. Besides the fact that Leonardo Dicaprio always makes a character goes around from most people expect lies other important thing, the intention of the whole movie. Charged with a very good special effects, overdose of adrenaline and an ending who either annoying you or pleased you, because you don't expect it happen in the way it does, makes you wonder how often we prefer stay 'asleep', living in our dreams because we disbelieve in our capacity to make them true.
Inception is seriously as close to a perfect movie as they come. In no way should I have been wary of revisiting this. It's peak Nolan, with all of his heady ideas and resonant themes condensed into a tightly constructed, thrilling narrative with fully realized characters and relationships. The relationships are so important, and are what separate this from something like Interstellar, where they were the primary failure. I still tear up, on multiple occasions, despite this being probably my 10th+ time watching it. It's really a genre film, but it's just so ambitious, intelligent, well-constructed and moving. I've been down on Nolan recently, but he might be the best British director since Hitchcock, and I am compelled to argue…
Confusing and complex full of surprises. Ran a bit slow in the first hour but was totally worth sitting through by the last ten seconds.
Unlike Paprika the true feeling of being in a dream state fails to manifest. An average adventure at best.
Que hijos de puta.
2/10 do not recommend
An intensely superlative ode to imagination, creation and ideas set against Nolan's riveting version of espionage. Pfister's cinematography is remarkable in combination with Zimmer's electrifying score.
Inception is filmmaking of the highest degree.
One of the greatest films ever made. Working on an analysis for this one as well. This should be up before the Jennifer's Body analysis.
I have to love this as it features my favorite actor (DiCaprio) and one of my favorite directors. When your 10 year old son wants to debate the ending with you, you know you've got a winner.
Ok, here's how voting is going to work:
Each ballot will consist of ten films, ranked. The first film will…