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“Don’t you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone! ” – Saito
Number of Times Seen – 6 (3 Nov 2010, 2011, 2012, 24 Oct 2013, 28 Mar 2016 and 8 Sep 2019)
Brief Synopsis – A group of experts are hired to infiltrate the mind of an executive in order to implant a thought into his mind that will change the way he runs his company.
My Take on it – This is an amazing film that once again is able to prove the genius of writer/director Christopher Nolan.
This story works on so many levels and stays intriguing, interesting and thrilling from start to finish.
The story is presented as an existential one yet they expertly use special effects and dialogue to make things seem even more tangible and relatable which works superbly throughout.
The cats is unbelievable and they all are able to work so well together as a team that it helps make the story move forward at a great pace that moves so fluidly throughout.
Nolan does a splendid job directing this film and is able to create a world that is a mixture of reality and fantasy yet still comes across as plausible and realistic throughout.
The story itself is multi layered and this helps make the story feel even more interesting and intriguing as things seem to get more and more complex as they move forward.
It’s imperative to pay close attention to the story because of the fact that it jumps around within the various story levels and if you get distracted, you might miss something quite important because nothing is truly ever as it seems.
Nolan is an amazing writer and this film is further proof of his ability to create unique and original stories for us to savor for all time.
It’s a pity that most films that are made these days aren’t filled with original ideas like this one is.
The story is quite mind blowing and manages to keep surprising the viewer over and over as things move along.
This is one of the very best thrillers ever made and that has much to do with the fact that they are able to create a thriller that actually fits “outside of the box” instead of being something that just recycles old ideas.
Bottom Line – Amazing film that is able to work on so many levels. The story is quite existential yet they use effects and dialogue to help make it feel even more tangible. The cast is superb and they all work so well together as a team in order to help the story constantly move forward. Nolan directs this film amazingly and is able to create a world that is both real and fantasy for us to grasp all that is happening throughout. The story itself is quite layered and that helps make things so much more intriguing and interesting since one needs to constantly try and keep track of what’s going on the entire time because nothing is ever as it truly seems. With this film, Nolan once again proves how adept a writer he can be and is able to give us a very unique and original story that is mind blowing over and over. One of the best thrillers ever made especially since it is truly a story that fits “outside of the box”. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Writer, producer, and director Christopher Nolan first pitched this movie to Warner Brothers after the completion of his third movie, Insomnia (2002), and was met with approval from the studio. However, it was not yet written at the time, and Nolan determined that rather than writing it as an assignment, it would be more suitable to his working style if he wrote it as a speculation script, and then presented it to the studio whenever it was completed. So he went off to write it, thinking it would take “a couple of months”, but it ultimately took nearly eight years. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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