Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible — inception.
*SPOILER ALERT – DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MOVIE!*
Wow Christopher Nolan really is a genius! He had me interested with Memento back in the year 2000, then really had me at me at Batman Begins which effectively work the whole Batman franchise up from the coma it was in. After that he battered us again with The Prestige and then of course took over the WORLD with The Dark Knight – one of the best movies of all time.
And now I think his own personal master piece, Inception! Written AND directed by him, and this baby took him over 10 years to write and put on the silver screen. That in itself is quite an achievement.
You can read more about his journey to make Inception on the Wiki page, it’s a very interesting read. And the movie is taking IMDB by storm going straight into the Top 250 at #3 with a stunning score of 9.3!
Anyway about the movie, it was rather hyped and everyone that saw the preview/early showings raved about it like lunatics. That in itself pumped up my expectations a fair bit and I didn’t want to spoil the film so I didn’t read anything about it, ignored all reviews, didn’t even read the synopsis, didn’t know who was in it.
I only knew it was DiCaprio after I saw the first scene in the cinema. At first the movie reminded me a little of Shutter Island, another gritty mindbender that starred Leo as the lead man, the concept was similar as well. But after watching Inception for a while, it was so much more complex, had so many more layers, more subplots, more aspects and wasn’t just trying to be another ‘twist’ movie.
But Leo was better in this, stronger, more varied and more believable and well overall the movie is just in a different league to Shutter Island.
The bottom line is, GO WATCH THIS MOVIE. And go watch it at the cinema, but it’s visually incredible. Especially considering most things were filmed in real life, I read a review today which said the ‘CGI was impressive’ but basically said the film sucked. Worst movie reviewer ever, considering most of the film was done with only minimal CGI.
The rolling corridor etc was all real. Impressive eh?
The movie has plenty of aspects, romance, friendship, trust, character, sci-fi, thriller, mystery and all kinds of other stuff e.g. throw a bit of M. C. Escher and paradoxical architecture in and you’re set!
I really want to watch it again and will probably buy the BluRay, it’s certainly a film you can watch 2-3 times in a short period and get more out of it each time. It’s refreshing to see a movie that REQUIRES you to think (if not you’ll get totally lost), definitely so far the best movie of 2010 and one of the best movies within the past few years.
I can’t wait to see what else Mr. Nolan comes out with, I love his dark epic style of movie making and I hope to see more gems from him (apart from the yet to be named 2012 Batman project).
I give Inception a dream-invading 9/10.