To Dream the Impossible Dream: Inception
Inception. By now, no doubt, you have seen the trailer at some point in time for this movie. When I first started seeing the trailers I was concerned that this would be just some kind of psychological thriller that would remain rather confusing or that I would feel lost in. I must send out an apology to director Christopher Nolan for doubting his vision and abilities! When has Nolan done a bad movie? (Batman Begins, Memento, The Dark Knight, The Prestige) He may possibly be the best director so far of his time! All of the hype and attention this film has received prior to its release was well-founded and justly deserved. This highly imaginative and visually captivating movie does not disappoint! It’s been a long time since I have seen a movie that kept the interest and adrenaline going the entire length of the feature! What an amazing movie!
Leonardo Di Caprio plays the lead in this film as the head con artist who works with a team of sleep experts to steal information (corporate or otherwise) from the subconscience of the selected target. Inception follows him and his team as they work on a job that, if completed successfully, bears great benefits for them all. I thought that I understood what I needed to from the trailers, but, again, I was wrong. However, Nolan does a very admirable job of explaining mostly everything you need to know throughout the adventure. There was no need for a backstory, or for one character to have that long explanatory monologue, or for there to be any assumptions made for how things work (for the most part). I loved how I didn’t have to sit there scratching my head trying to figure out everything going on like I did in the movie The Fountain. Anyone ever see that one? I was able to sit down and enjoy the movie and all of the excitement that came along with.
The plot in this film was so original. It was refreshing to see the uniqueness of this movie instead of a remake of a movie or story done decades ago! While remakes are enjoyable, originality is appreciated even more. The special effects were amazing to watch. They actually help to tell the story and keep you visually entranced. The actors operate as a team. No one single actor takes the spotlight in this film. Michael Caine, Leonardo Di Caprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, and more act together to add to this flick’s great feel and success. It is not common for many psychological thrillers to have as much action as this one did either. (with the exception of The Matrix). I hate to compare this one to The Matrix….because…in my opinion, it exceeds it. Yes it does. But if I had to compare this movie to others to allow you to get a feel for the film, I would use The Matrix, Casino Royale, and Ocean’s Eleven all in one, times 10!!
This film rocks!! I cannot wait to go see it again! and again!! It leaves you guessing, cheering, sitting on the edge of your seat, in awe of what you see on your screen, wondering what the end result will be….and even when you get to the end you may or may not be sure. Even though Nolan gives you a lot of answers during the movie, you still need to pay attention to what’s going on and being said. You will NOT be bored a single minute of this film! It exceeded any and all of the presumptions and expectations I had about it. It is my opinion that this is the BEST movie of the summer. You’ve read the reviews, I’ve enjoyed a lot of movies….but this one tops them all. 4 words: “Go See This Movie”, okay 5…”NOW!”
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-The Spider’s Score: 10 out of 10 stars “Inception”
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