Summary: Inception weaves a complex story with intriguing characters and awe-inspiring worlds. Christopher Nolan continues to prove why he is becoming one of film’s rising stars for directing and story writing. Most people recognize him as the creator of the latest Batman films, but I strongly urge you to check out his other films. He continues to push the boundaries in his storytelling that captures audiences across the globe. Inception is now one of my favorite films.
Excerpt: It might be possible to watch Inception and not think about it. To just soak in the spinning hallway fight scene, or smile at how that "level 3" snow fort feels like a N64 Goldeneye level…but I think you'd be hard pressed to do so. Its existence feels like a paradox: an original, explosive, thinking-man's blockbuster that begs to be analyzed. Ad nauseam. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island ) is a dream thief.
'Inception' expertly balances ideas and explosions
Las Vegas Weekly
14 July 2010
Excerpt: “It was all a dream” is just about the most clichéd twist ending a movie can throw at you, so one of the most impressive things that writer-director Christopher Nolan does in Inception is make the dream-state of his characters into a source of genuine suspense, with stakes just as high as in the real world, and often more so.
Excerpt: Cobb is an interesting man, with a very unorthodox job. Corporations play him and his team to enter into people’s dreams, and whilst in the subjects dream, use what ever knowledge they’ve gathered to convince the subject to divulge what ever secrets they want to know. Of course, not everything always goes to play and Cobb’s latest job is going south in a big way – so much so that the subject his team was tasked to steal secrets from manages to out wit them and track them...
Conclusion: Like The Matrix mated with Synecdoche, New York — or a Charlie Kaufman 007. To paraphrase Casino Royale’s Vesper Lynd, it’s a meaningful pursuit in a summer of disposable entertainments. With physics-defying, thunderous action, heart-wringing emotion and an astonishing performance from DiCaprio, Nolan delivers another true original: welcome to an undiscovered country.
Excerpt: Boldly ambitious on a universal scale, "Inception" is awe inspiring, bringing to life the imagination of the mind in amazing visual detail. Mastering the idea of dreams within dreams may take some time, but it's this kind of challenge, rarely seen in blockbusters, that keeps you absolutely enthralled. It shoots through its running time at a whole new level, immersing you in the sub-conscious of the characters on screen without any contraptions. Unmistakably mind-blowing.