Inception (2010)

Inception (2010) was written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. Nolan is best known by me for writing and directing  Memento, a film I really enjoyed.

Inception (2010)

Inception (2010)

Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and  Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) preform corporate espionage using dreams to gain secrets from their targets.  Japanese businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe) hires them not to steal secrets, but to planet an idea in the mind of  Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy).  Cobb recruits Eames (Tom Hardy)-a forger, Yusuf (Dileep Rao)-chemist, and Ariadne (Ellen Page)-student they train to design dream worlds.

Really enjoyed the effects, they were in some cases spectacular and in others over the the top. It’s the story that has problems, you know where it going long before it gets there. The ending made me feel like I was in a third level dream and time was slowed. The last part of the movie should have me on the edge of my seat, instead I found myself hoping it would just end.

I knew Inception was possible because I’d done it to my wife.

Not great, but worth seeing——-06/10

Average Rating: 5.5/10 (2 ratings)

  • Ghost in a Red Giant

    I really like Christopher Nolan, but this one missed the mark for me. It had a Matrix James Bond Ocean’s Eleven feel to the action. The love story really reminded me of What Dreams May Come. The psychological side was mostly missing for me. I was not really intrigued by the premise and the drawn out action scenes just made it boring for me. There are definite aspects of the film that try to keep us in the dark about whether we are visiting with reality or fantasy, but there is no underlying logic to tie it together. It was tweaked to be absurd at points simply for the sake of audience confusion. There was no rhyme or reason. I understand that is the nature of dreams, but it is not the nature of films I enjoy. I felt like I needed more depth with the subject matter. It was better than the average blockbuster, but I didn’t feel like I left with much.