Movie Review – Inception – Mindblowing

Inception (2010)

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb in Inception

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.

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16 Responses to Movie Review – Inception – Mindblowing

  1. Mr Nikky July 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    One of the best movies this year. Leaves you mind f*cked for the next few days!

  2. sully86 July 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    the ending was ann eye rolling experience though. When I was watching it in the cinema, most of the cinema goers brought out a hugh sigh at the end..haahah it was a funny experience

  3. Matthew July 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    So did it or did it not? Haha

  4. Kok Hsien July 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    I’ve watched it 4 times and i still wanna go watch.
    nyahahaha.
    I’ve even written some explanation on my blog. -.-

  5. eyeris July 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    haha you really didn’t read my not review huh? LOL

  6. Mellissa July 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Loved the Greek mythology references with the character names!

  7. KY July 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Yess! the dream that I had in which u’d buy an Inception DVD was real, my totem told me 😀

  8. Mark July 26, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    Totally loved the show! One of the best movies so far of 2010

  9. ShaolinTiger July 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    Mr Nikky: Yah definitely, good to have a move with some depth for once. 2010 has been a pretty weak year for movies so far.

    sully86: Haha yah, kinda expected tho.

    Matthew: Hahah, reading the wild theories online is half of the fun.

    Kok Hsien: Awesome right!

    eyeris: Nope, not a word!

    Mellissa: Yah, some very nice touches in the film.

    KY: Hahahahaha.

    Mark: Yup, not much competition this year.

  10. Kok Hsien July 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    Yup. I’ve watched it for 5 times now. Gonna go for the 6th viewing this wednesday. Cheaper movie tix FTW.

  11. Josh July 26, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    this is really a show that would make u understand easily and hardly…it’s another experience as you would understand it even if you dont pay attention and would pay close attention and still not getting the hold of it. its hard to describe ,that’s what makes this movie a mind fucking awesome flick of 2010!

  12. God July 28, 2010 at 12:47 am #

    have i mentioned my totem is a bottle of Vodka ? if i can’t fucking finish drinking it, is a dream !…now i am so scared i gotta bring a bottle every fucking where i go @.@

  13. red July 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    meh, plot is too good to fit in a feature film. Not sure if this is a book or not, but this story should only be available for reading. Let the mind develop the story. Not enough time in a movie to explore this.

  14. ShaolinTiger July 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Kok Hsien: Haha that’s extreme!

    Josh: Yah you gotta concentrate man or you’ll lose it.

    God: Hahahah

    red: I dunno, it was written as a screenplay from the start not a book…I think it’s fine.

  15. Calvin August 2, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    This movie, is, CRAZY!! I like your taste kung fu masta! haha

  16. ShaolinTiger August 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Calvin: Haha superb film!