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.
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
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: 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.
Conclusion: Not everyone will fawn over Inception . Some will call it pretentious, others will call its junk-science a deal breaker. Still others will see it as further proof that Christopher Nolan isn't the grand auteur so many believe him to be. However, there aren't many films like Inception -- strike that, there aren't any films like Inception -- and those who yield to its surreal, multi-layered dreamscape, arresting complexities, sprawling set pieces, jaw-dropping special...
Excerpt: Depicting dream in film, effectively capturing the nuances of its radically altered physics and metaphysics, is very much a minor art in its own right. Hitchcock was pretty good at it; then there�s the European school that would include Bu�uel, Resnais, Cocteau and Tarkovsky; and David Lynch is currently acknowledged as the master of the extended dreamlike state.
Excerpt: Inception is something of a rarity these days. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that I haven’t seen such a visceral yet entirely elegant combination of action, intrigue, imagination and ideas since, appropriately, The Dark Knight . Honestly, I could easily sum up my impressions of the film in a single sentence: the plot is marvelously complex and engaging, the writing is fantastic, the cast is stellar and Hans Zimmer’s score is among his best work.