Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine
Written & Directed by Christopher Nolan
Release: 16 July 2010
Warner Bros., 148 mins., PG-13
What follows is written for folks who came to this site and reading this post to decide whether or not to see Christopher Nolan's Inception, opening today in wide release. My answer is as follows:
OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! THAT WAS AWESOME!!!
RUN - DON'T WALK - TO YOUR NEAREST MULTIPLEX, PAY WHATEVER PRICE THEY FORCE, AND SEE THIS MOVIE RIGHT AWAY!!! LIKE NOW-ISH!!!
Go ahead, I'll wait. Honestly, go out right now and see it. I'll expect you back at this very page in about two hours and fifty minutes, give and take driving and trailers. Nah, OK, three hours. Have fun. And don't forget pop and popcorn, though try to maintain your bladder because you won't want to miss a second. Cheerio!
Alright, you're back! Didn't yah just love it? Well, I'm choosing not to give a full, in-depth review. There will no doubt be countless other websites and blogs posting their two cents, so I figure I'll wait until the DVD release around December-ish to really delve into the nitty gritty of the flick. Therefore, here's just a few thoughts that I have:
I am so, so, so very jealous of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Not only does he get to smooch Zoey in (500) Days of Summer, he sneaks in a kiss with Ellen Page, too! Sly dog. Teach me your tricks!
Folks hailed Avatar as a game-changer, as something we've never seen before. Ladies and gents, I was more wowed by the visuals and creativity of Inception than one single frame of Avatar. This type of brilliance is mesmerizing.
Simply put, a movie like Inception should not exist. This is a fantastic, imaginative, and awe-inspiring masterpiece that by all realms of the imagination would never get financed by a major studio. So, thank you Dark Knight.
The story of Inception is actually quite simplistic, in retrospect. It just seems, y'know, really freakin' complicated.
The battle of the summer: Hans Zimmer (Inception) vs. James Newton Howard (The Last Airbender). Both scores were marvelous. Right now...I'm thinking Airbender, but Inception demands not only more screenings but more listenings to the score.
DiCaprio's best work since The Departed and Blood Diamond, both movies of which I really love. Not only is Nolan a brilliant writer, but he also has a fantastic knack for casting great actors.
Sometimes I acknowledged the running time, but then something happened that made me completely forget what I was thinking about. And then the same thought would spark up again, and then some big event would happen and I'd forget again. Repeat.
There were some really, really intense sequences. Wowza.
A marvelous, brilliant, beautiful movie. Another knock-out. And no, I'm not just saying that due to some allegiance to Nolan.