An effective summer blockbuster “for the thinking man”. A smart action thriller. It may sound clichéd, but ‘Inception’ is a film that really makes you think, that provokes the intellect; therefore, it is not for the average movie watcher. Intellectually demanding, but just as exciting. Inception’s original concepts come from the creative mind of Christopher Nolan. They seem fresh, not ridiculous or far-fetched. Even inside of imaginary worlds, dreams within dreams, and the tricky human subconscious, everything seems to make sense.
Parallel to the film’s interesting ideological offerings, are great visuals. Outstanding special effects find their zenith in a breathtaking, gravity-defying sequence shot in a real rotating set (with the help of CGI, of course). Perfectly restrained use of slow-motion, which enhances the actions and the striking cinematography by Wally Pfister. It wouldn’t be a Christopher Nolan film without an attractive and talented set of actors. The filmmaker directs an outstanding cast, bound to be one of the top ensembles of the year. Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy are some of the big names present in Inception, where the first three stand out.
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One of the best films of the year. Perfect example of a great film that also happened to make a lot of money. That doesn’t happen too often these days.
I know! I would love it if this movie won Best Picture next Sunday (which it obviously won’t). But I think that’s what the Academy needs to do: give an award to a movie that’s both a moneymaker and a critics’ darling (and WAY better than The King’s Speech). That way, you satisfy both.
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