The action is choreographed and filmed really well, I'll give you that, but the universe of this film is too goofy and anything that isn't action is just very ok. Maybe I'm just too old for this shit.
So I deleted my previous same day review thinking it was probably too reactive and I let some time pass. To be fair this movie has some good atmosphere as it relates to lighting and sound, there is a good sense of paranoia which it communicates well. Some well orchestrated scenes when the tension peaks.
But, my criticism still stands, It seems to pad out a lot of its running time with unnecessary dream sequences which don't feel thematically relevant.…
“We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools…
Nolan films tend to bludgeon, they lack lightness, thats not necessarily a bad thing if applied to the right material, he is good with grounded technical subjects; thats his forte. But when he wants to get into the more abstract, or poetic, or dream like, he's not as effective. Its why Inception to me did not work; dreams tend to have a light, more transparent, abstract quality, Nolans style is the opposite of that. I also find that lot of…