Number of Times Seen – 4 (3 Nov 2010, 2011, 2012 and 24 Oct 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A thief who specializes in stealing thoughts and secrets of the mind is offered a chance to try the impossible in exchange for his name being cleared.
My Take on it – Chris Nolan just keeps raising the bar with every movie that he makes as writer/director
He has amazing ideas and finds ways of creating new worlds and realities that we can immediately believe and also fall in love with.
His first feature film was Memento (2000) which became an instant classic since he has the story unfold backwards.
Next he shook up the whole vision of the comic book hero in Batman Begins (2005) forever changing the genre.
His next adventure was a tale about magicians who try to compete for the ability to create the perfect illusion in The Prestige (2006).
In 2008, he returned to make the second movie of his Batman trilogy – The Dark Knight (2008) where he once again took the genre to an even greater level by truly showing the darkness (and at the same time, the greatness of his hero).
His next foray was this movie. Here he takes the concept of how the mind and dreams work and totally blew everyone’s minds away with his unique concepts.
His cast here is stellar with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphey, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine.
Due to the unique nature of the concept, this movie constantly changes our perceptions of reality and of the dreamworld and moves at an amazing pace that keeps us entertained throughout.
What keeps us wanting to watch Nolan’s movies is his pure originality which unfortunately is a rare thing these days in cinema with most other directors opting to re-make an old movie instead of searching for new unique ideas.
This is truly one of his best and I can’t wait for his next movie Interstellar (2014) to finally come out.
Bottom Line – Excellent movie. Amazing original concept. interesting throughout. One of Nolan’s best. Highly Recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy