For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Sci-Fi, here’s a review of Inception (2010) by Reut of Sweet Archive
Thanks again to Natasha of Life of This City Girl for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Dan of Slipthrough Movies We will be reviewing our favorite Crime Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of February by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Dan!
Let’s see what Reut thought of this movie:
I admit I never really watched The Dark Night series, however, reading other bloggers and critics reviews of critically acclaimed Christopher Nolan’s movies, I was positive Inception would not fail direction, production, cast and CGI wise. Thanks Natasha for choosing this awesome genre and Rob for the friendly poke of contributing for January GG.
Movie synopsis: A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of the dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO (via IMDb).
Inception begins with no opening credits which is a bit unusual. It made me think I’ve started watching the movie from the middle, and I did pause twice to check if I accidentally did. It was only after this line by DiCaprio’s character Cobb to his recently hired colleague Ariadne (Page) that I realized there’s a thought behind it, “you never really remember the beginning of a dream do you? You always wind up right in the middle of what’s going on”. In his inventive mind, Nolan obviously intended his viewers to experience the successions of a dream. He designed the movie as some sort of a loop which begins with the end. A dream within a dream. There is no beginning, only a vague middle, and a concept which I find completely complicated to create. Brilliant. I can’t say, however, that Inception wowed to a point where I’m still obsessively thinking about it. It did make me wonder, though. It’s interesting, you know? Movies like this are fun because they challenge your way of thought. I sometimes encounter some real BS sci-fi movies my mind’s too tired to consume, but Inception is by fay NOT one of them.
The idea behind Inception is highly intriguing and took a long while to sculpt, dream-stealing. Nolan worked on the script for a considerable amount of time, almost ten years. He was mainly influenced by other movies of the era dealing with alternate realms, memories, real vs. unreal, like The Matrix (1999), Dark City (1998), and Memento (2000), three exceptionally executed movies.
Cast wise, Inception is fantastic. DiCaprio’s amazing. He was never really my cup of tea, but I have to say he grows on me. A great actor with immense talent, Leo’s very persuasive in every character given to him. I recently watched Shutter Island and have to say it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen (now there’s a movie that totally captured my mind!) The cast altogether is very well picked. I love Tom Hardy, Ellen Page is great as ever, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is always a sight for sore eyes (hubba, hubba). Did not know Marion Cotillard was in it as well, but always love seeing this beauty on the big screen. The unforgettable Edith Piaf.
Inception is challenging when it comes to analyzing the idea of dreaming and unconsciousness. I can’t say it left me open mouthed, but it was surly food for thought on a cold Friday night. The cast is amazing and the CGI is incredible. Recommended indeed.