Inception

Saw it today. And it's the first movie in a long time that I can't stop thinking about. I wanted to see it again immediately after it was over.

Worth the time and money.

Is it perfect? No. But it approaches it closer than any movie I've seen in the last 2 years.


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Great film.

HS's picture

Saw this today at a (surprisingly uncrowded) morning screening.  Interesting film, prolly Nolan's best.  I wanna see it again, if only to be sure that all of the dream within a dream within a dream stuff holds up logically.  A great performance by Leonardo DiCaprio.  He seems to like playing the same types of roles - on-edge, emotionally-tortured men struggling to keep a secret (The Departed, Inception) or grasping with their sanity (Shutter Island, The Aviator, Inception again).  His movies are always depressing as hell, and frequently brilliant. 

Can you believe, there are 7 Oscar nominees in this movie?!?!

See it.

 

HS

P.S: the nominees are DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cottillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine, and Pete Postlewaithe.

Ken Watanabe is an underrated actor

FearlessFreep's picture

He stole THE LAST SAMURAI from Tom Cruise just by standing there! (But he'll never win an Oscar, alas, because the Academy doesn't appreciate sub-surface acting.)

I still haven't seen Nolan's MEMENTO.  My brother says he guessed the twist because he'd seen a Korean movie that used the same story!

 

Freep

HS's picture

I agree.  Watanabe has a heavy accent but still manages a strong screen presence.  He was also good in Nolan's Batman Begins and, in has native language, as a career soldier in Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima.

As for Memento, it's an excellent film.  Even without the film's unique storytelling structure, it still works as a psychological character study.  I'd say two viewings are just about right for Memento.  Unfortunately, it gets a bit dull after many more because despite Guy Pearce's well-written character and some clever dialogue ("Hmmm, I don't FEEL drunk"), the film is rather cold emotionally and a bit disconnected with viewers as a result.

 

HS

I agree. Nolan's best.

jazzdrive3's picture

I agree. Nolan's best. It's like he took what he learned from Memento, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight, improved upon it, and spit out this film.

The only criticism I would have is the normal action during the climax (the arctic base, or whatever is was. Lots of edits, explosions and random gunfire. The stuff in the Hotel was fantastic) Kind of dull and old hat. Of course, I say the same about a lot of the action in the Dark Knight.

My wife and I enjoyed this as well

Coaster's picture

Though being the intellectual lightweight that I am, I would have preferred a more concrete ending. 

Is Ellen Page cute in this?

Rajah's picture

I'll go if she is her usual adorable self. It will offset watching that repulsive Leonardo.

Is that a rhetorical question?

Coaster's picture

Ellen page could play Lizzie Borden and still come off as terribly cute.

I really think you'll like this one.

Ellen Page

HS's picture

She looks good in this, better than she did in Juno.  Oh, and there's also Marion Cotillard, who has the adding bonus of being French (whereas I merely kiss that way). 

I could write more about Ellen's round face and what I'd like to squirt onto it, but that'd just be gross.  Not that the Li'l General doesn't share my POV....

 

HS

Facial?

The_Little_General's picture

You mean she doesn't swallow?

Jennifer Connelly and

RidingFool's picture

her eyebrows have been magically transformed into Ellen Page. Now if we could just graft Jennifer's breasts onto the poor little thing, we'd really have something!

wow

Blzbba's picture

this place is lame.

Well, we do appreciate your stopping by

Coaster's picture

And raising the intellectual level with that stimulating post of yours. 

Please visit often, and Welcome to Crankyland.

that was our friend bendover69...can't you recognize em?

TMundo's picture

...only one of the trolls has stuck around from the old site, can you guess who it is, I can!

Following is one of my favorite films by Nolan, it's one of the ones that put him on the map.  If you are a Nolan fan, you owe itto yourself to see this filnm, it moves at about the pace of Memento.

So is Inception like Vanilla Sky meets total recall? or what?

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