Excerpt: Cobb (DiCaprio) is an expert at extraction, the art of manipulating one's subconscious state to travel within dreams and steal valuable information. Exiled because of his tormented past, Cobb is given a chance to try and win his old life back, but only if he can pull one final job with his hand-picked team. This time, though, the mission is not to steal information but to plant it, through the act of artificial inception, a technique thought to be impossible.
Excerpt: Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a dream thief who has mastered the art of "extraction" - being able to steal ideas from people by entering their dreams while they sleep. A new client (Ken Watanabe) now wants him to do the impossible and put an idea into a target's head, a process called "inception," so Cobb assembles his strongest team, including a young new member named Ariadne (Ellen Page), in order to pull off the most complicated job of his career in espionage.
Excerpt: I’ve become such a rabid fan of Christopher Nolan over the years I think I’d watch pretty much anything that he directed. Yes, he could probably film water doing nothing more than water does and somehow it would seem more interesting than what a lot of directors come up with. About a decade ago, “Memento” came out with critical acclaim and I was an instant fan. His follow-up to that film, “Insomnia” was good, though nowhere nearly as well-received as the prior.
Excerpt: Inception’s dream within a dream within a dream within, yes, another dream concept isn’t as complex as it may initially seem. Christopher Nolan writes and directs carefully, spending well over an hour on explanations alone as to how all of this works, and establishing how normal this is. There are keys to everything.
Conclusion: Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' is a visually striking experience with an engagingly thrilling story involving dream sharing and the subconscious. At its forefront, the film seems overly complex and convoluted, but ultimately, it's a highly dramatic heist picture presented in a way that feels original and innovative. The Blu-ray does the movie's imaginative spectacle justice with an absolutely gorgeous video presentation.
Conclusion: Make no mistake people; this one is a MUST-OWN for your home Blu-ray video collection. There should be no questions asked. Sure the Special Features are not as robust and abundant as many would like, but so what? Were you really buying this one for the Special Features, anyway? I sure the hell hope not. The correct answer to my rhetorical question should be hell no.
Excerpt: It's very rare that I'm blown-away by a movie, but that's certainly the case here. Christopher Nolan has solidified himself as one of the best writers/directors in Hollywood with his work over the last 10 years includes
Excerpt: Dom Cobb is the best there is at extraction: stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind's vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one. If they succeed, Cobb and his team could pull off the perfect crime.
Excerpt: The Movie Where do you go after directing The Dark Knight , the blockbuster comic book movie that found acclaim beyond most filmmakers' wildest dreams? Well, if you're Christopher Nolan, you enter dreams themselves, for the intelligent heist flick Inception . There are lots of engaging characters and at times the plot becomes really complicated, so I'll just give you the highlights rather than reveal any of the wild cards and twists.