Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I'm not going to delve too deep into this movie, already done that and...its done.  Anyway, amid a lot of sequels-"Iron Man 2"  and dumb movies-"Cats and Dogs 2"  it was surprising to hear about "Inception"  Before going to see this movie I had heard nothing but praise for it.  Christopher Nolan is a genius, this we already know.  Wasn't too sure about Dicaprio though, since I've hated him since Titanic.

He was actually really good!  He's as good an actor as anybody!  I blame the writing for Titanic like we blame the writing for the newest Star Wars movies.  The actors in Star Wars are actually really good, except Hadyn Christensen who has yet to prove to me that he can actually act.

Anywho.  Like all of Nolan's movies he likes to play with your mind and make crazy movies that just question everything.  This movie was just that.  You never know what your actually witnessing.  Its full of suspense, action, its just so balanced with everything.  The characters-awesome, the actors-awesome.  You notice there are some repeat actors that Nolan likes to use-Watanabe, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, which is fine because they are all very good at what they do!

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!  And you leave still pondering and questioning everything. Very well done, very entertaining, unique, fun, and just all around AWESOME!  I suggest seeing nothing else this month except this movie...because its the only good one out there.  True, I haven't seen Toy Story 3, which I hear is good, or Despicable Me.  But, for a not cartoon movie go see this one for sure!!
4 Stars good!!

The premise is just this btw: Dicaprio is a genius and going into others' minds and extracting their secrets to sell to whoever will pay the most.  He is hired to actually not extract this time, but to put an idea in a high up business mans head so that they won't rule the world or whatever.  So, he gets a team together and does just that.  But, throughout the movie you witness Cobb's past, his wife, how he is hunted because people believe he murdered his wife.  Which he, in a way did, because while they were in Limbo he convinced her to die in order to leave that dream world.  The whole putting a thought in someone's head.  Anyway, the whole time you are questioning whether Cobb himself is still dreaming, lots of debate on that.  And, I think I believe that he is still dreaming and that he's been in this dream state so long that it all makes sense to him.  He can remember how he got places, etc.  So, that is that.  None of this will make sense until you see the movie though.