For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Heist Films, here’s a review of Inception (2010) by Me
Thanks again to Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews. for choosing this month’s genre.
Due to the Jewish holiday of Passover which falls out this year at the end of April, I will be mostly unavailable for a week, so I decided to postpone GG until May.
May’s Genre has been chosen by Damien of Riley Central. We will be reviewing our favorite Adventure Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of May by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Damien!
Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
Number of Times Seen – 5 (3 Nov 2010, 2011, 2012 and 24 Oct 2013 and 28 Mar 2016)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – A team of thieves whose specialty is stealing secrets via dreams are hired to implant an idea in a rival corporate CEO’s mind that will destroy his company.
My Take on it – This is definitely an out of the box choice for favorite Heist but the truth is that’s essentially what this film is.
When one usually thinks of a heist you think about diamonds, jewelry, a bank or cash, but here the heist involves stealing secrets which are essentially the most precious commodity we have.
Christopher Nolan is a great all around storyteller and he knows how to bring original ideas to the screen with amazing results.
This is one of his very best films because it deals with dreams and memories which is something we all can relate to.
He is able to use the concept to create worlds within worlds which are like a maze for the characters to get through.
The special effects are amazing here and help make everything seem even more plausible.
His characters are multi dimensional and they all work well together as a team.
The story is completely engrossing for the entire 2 and a half hours and the suspense is paced well so it slowly gets more and more tense as it moves along.
This is by far my favorite film of 2010 mostly due to its originality and how it works on so many levels all at once.
Bottom Line – Ingenious concept for a movie. Nolan really knows how to create worlds within worlds and his stories are always mind blowing. The special effects are wondrous and we really believe that this all can be real. Characters are constructed extremely well and they all work together superbly. The plot moves along at a great pace and is extremely engrossing throughout. By far my favorite movie from 2010 because it works on so many different levels. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In an interview with ‘Entertainment Weekly’, Christopher Nolan explained that he based roles of the Inception team similar to roles that are used in filmmaking – Cobb is the director, Arthur is the producer, Ariadne is the production designer, Eames is the actor, Saito is the studio, and Fischer is the audience. “In trying to write a team-based creative process, I wrote the one I know,” said Nolan. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)