Friday, July 16, 2010

Inception Perfection

The Verdict: 

Every so often along comes a movie that is just so ingenious that you still think about it long after it's over because it was that mesmerizing.
Christopher Nolan's (The Dark Knight, Memento) brilliant Inception is one of those films. Inception is simply perfect with its mind-boggling storyline, excellent cast, gorgeous, powerful score (so loud in fact, after I left my auditorium, I could hear the music from another Inception's auditorium playing from the escalators) and incredible cinematography.
The wonderful Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, Shutter Island) plays Dom Cobb, the Extractor who is sent on an "inception" job --- to implant an idea into someone's mind through their dreams. Robert Fischer Jr. is that someone, the Mark, played by Cillian Murphy (Red Eye, Peacock), son of corporate adversary to the mysterious Saito, the Tourist (Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha)--- the man who sends Cobb into Fischer's dreams. Accused of murdering his wife Mal, the Shade (Marion Cotillard, Public Enemies, Nine)--- who still is very much alive in Cobb's dreamworld, Cobb will be cleared of the charges from Saito and can return home to his two children if he successfully completes the job.
Cobb's colorful dream thieves team he recruits to help him include, Arthur the Point Man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Lookout, Stop-Loss), Ariadne the Architect (Ellen Page, Juno, Hard Candy), Eames the Forger (Tom Hardy, RocknRolla) and Yusef the Chemist (Dileep Rao, Drag Me to Hell, Avatar). Together they amazingly share the same dream with Fischer.
Inception is sci-fi, action, a thriller--- with a bit of romance entangled.
The dream sequences are just breathtaking and some chase scenes (at the hotel in particular) are reminiscent of the marvel The Matrix brought.
At times things do get confusing--- what's the dream? What's reality? But that's what makes Inception so much fun.
I left the theatre in a dream-like state, awestruck. A movie hasn't done that to me in a long time.
Even leading up the release, the thrilling trailer and sensational theatrical posters are the best I've seen in awhile.
Inception is a rare film that has the three ingredients that make a movie great: fantastic plot, actors and director. It is exhilarating from beginning to end and is the movie of 2010. If you only see one movie this year, see this. You will be thinking and talking about it after it's over. Inception will leave you nothing short of breathless!


Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Tom Berenger

Christopher Nolan

Hans Zimmer


~How Long:
2 hrs. & 28 mins.



~Brad Pitt and Will Smith were up for the role as Dom Cobb.
~In Nolan's first film Following (1998) the main character's name is Cobb.
~Nolan had the idea to make a movie set in the world of dreams since he was a kid.
took 10 years for Nolan to make.
~Inception is Nolan's third film revolving around memories, dreams, and sleep. His films Memento (2000) and Insomnia (2002) also deal with these themes.
~The music to Inception's trailer was done by Zack Hemsey and is entitled "Mind Heist."
~The real life definition of "inception" is: "the beginning of something" or "origin."

1 comment:

  1. i think this iz your best review, cuz so much was happening & itz hard 2 explain 2 people without giving away the ending! Good job!