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It's not an intelligent film it's a dumb blockbuster = ... - 2/4/2011 1:41:38 PM   


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My biggest problem is when people say you're not smart enought to understand it, it's an intelligent storytelling. IT AINT i don't know what films u usually watch but it AINT SMART Memento was, I don't have a Nolan issue, I think Intelligent means it makes sense not it has to be needlessly complicated and overwrought

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- 1/5/2011 11:09:46 PM   


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Much like when Leonardo Da Vinci unveiled 'The Mona Lisa', the world was shocked, they had no idea how this man had created this stunning picture, a picture so beautiful and intricate it was almost impossible to believe how one man had created this using his mind, well , this is what Nolan has done here. He has created a film, which will live on, for decades and decades, as a masterpiece.
It is best to view Inception, when you know as little about it as possible, because you need to realise this is like nothing Nolan has ever attempted, it is twice as intricate as 'Memento', has a wider array of characters than 'Batman Begins', and has a much better and centred plot than 'The Prestige'. While, not surpassing 'The Dark Knight', in quality, in terms of something which changes the cinema world forever, Inception, does manage to do this.
It is different but better, because when treading unfamiliar ground, you can either fall straight through, or you can discover something wonderful, bewildering, and rewarding, as this.
By know you should realise, that I believe Inception, is one of the best films of the decade. After a fifth viewing! Yes that is how many times five! I have had to move it up on my list, because it really is, to put it simply enough, is perfect. Christopher Nolan, whose previous films include the unique 'The Prestige', the mind bending 'Memento', the reinvigorating 'Batman Begins', and obviously, The Dark Knight, which is also, perfect. He has fully cemented himself as my favourite director and with this unique, visualisation of entering the human mind, which, to my knowledge, is the first of its kind. Films with originality in them, I of course love and without a doubt, I adored Inception and anyone who hasn't seen it should be ashamed of themselves, because as well as being praised as one of the best films of a generation, this films places itself at number #19 in my top 50 films list, considering it tops films such as Raging Bull, Monsters Inc. A

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Style and Substance - 12/6/2011 9:24:50 PM   

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Its complexity is a weakness not a strength. Its lack of exposition and it being subject to intepretation make the film well,,, almost meaningless. Almost. Yet to discount this film's concept as anything other than genius is incorrect. It is excellant as a masterclass of style and substance. At heart this isnt rocket science and is easy enough to follow on first watch but not necessarily easily enough to understand. It is a film that the more you look into it the more complex it becomes. Anywho, this is brilliantly acted from the main players, has great action and looks impressive in parts. Then theres that ending of such ambuigity but of such simply genius that it truely makes this film a classic - 5 stars from me

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Perfect movie - 15/7/2011 12:24:00 PM   


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The best movie of 2010.

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A little bit special, - 17/7/2011 3:30:09 PM   


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Need I say more?

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- 16/10/2011 12:21:53 AM   
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- 17/10/2011 3:43:02 PM   
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more plot holes than a film with lots of plot holes

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- 20/11/2011 4:29:47 PM   


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An intelligent film at last. I liked it a lot, but the characters left me cold. For me that is more important than a clever script.

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CLASSIC - 2/12/2011 7:30:07 PM   


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How do you follow up from The Dark Knight?
Well Christopher Nolan has managed to do just that, Inception is dare I say better than the Dark Knight, which wowed audiences and critics alike in 08' Heath Ledgers performance was what most people payed attention too. It's hard not too.
The Dark Knight had an ingenious opening scene, a robbery in which all the robbers turn on each other blasting bullets everywhere and even causing a bus too smash through the front door of the bank, it's a shame about William Fichtner, the joker took care of him.
With an opening scene as good as that it seems almost impossible to beat it yet Nolan copes.
The opening of Inception feels like a heist but when Dicaprio and co make hints to the dream reality, the audience gets a bit of a shock when things turn out to be a dream, thats the thing with Inception there is a vast amount of dreams, lots and lots of dreams.
The story is far from simple with this film.
Dom Cobbs (Dicaprio) specialises in extraction, he steals peoples deepest darkest secrets and ideas in their dreams but then he's hired to do the impossible, plant an idea in someones head, this someone being Cillian Bale from 28 days and Batman Begins, Dom and his team attempt to plant the idea in Bales head, so they can get paid, while the rest of the group are more concerned with getting the cash, Dom is trying too buy his way back into America after his wife Moll went crazy and framed him for her apparent murder.
Was she really crazy though? Nolan saves the best twists for last and he asks the audience to do a weird thing, invest in the emotional side of the film rather than hope for the next action sequence. Films today are tiresome loads of rubbish which lack character development and are filled with loads of god awful dialogue, we have Michael Bay too thank for that.
Every filmmaker wants us too engross ourselves in our own imagination, Nolan wants to engross us in his, or in this case the imagination of Dom Cobbs.
Dicaprio was famed for starring roles in Romeo and Juliet and Titanic, or as I like to call them his pretty boy days. Dicaprio has proved himself to be one of the best actors in the business, due to a few brilliant performances in Spielbergs 'Catch me if you can' and Scorseses 'Shutter Island', Dicaprio puts on an amazing performance and the lengths he goes to see his kids again was inspiring, the most painful thing about Inception is that it begs the question, would we do the same? Would we do what Dom did for his kids?
I certainly wouldn't I hate kids, but I'd maybe give it a go if I were trying to see my mates again. The rest of the actors seemed a little laid back, in particular Tom Hardys scene stealing 'Eames', who has the pretty boy charm and physique to convince that not only will he charm the audience, he will also shoot the baddies, the baddies in this case being 'Projections' which are part of Cillian Bales subconscious. Hardy not only shoots the baddies but come July 20th 2012, Hardy will be bulking up to play 'Bane' in the follow up to the dark knight. (cant wait.)
Speaking of Villains while Batman Begins had scarecrow and the dark knight had Joker, Inception has Moll, yes I know it's hardly a sinister name but Marion Cottillard injects enough vibrancy and menace into her performance were fully convinced she is the baddy in this film, as she takes on the role of the films main antagonist, her and Dom have a history, the two after a failed heist or 'extraction' were trapped in limbo, but Dom managed to convince her they were in a dream, upon waking up poor old Moll was convinced she was still in a dream and took her own life, I wont say too much about that though as I would be forced to type the most horrible words in history (Spoiler Alert) somebody spoiled the ending of 'The empire strikes back' for me, bastards.
I dont like to spoil movies for people, it just seems unfair, Jesus once said 'Do unto others' which basically means treat others as you would like to be treated, since everyone in the world treats each other like crap, I can safely assume I'll get away with telling my brother how the first SAW film ended, he'll be disapointed, after watching that I certainly was.
Ellen Page shows up as Ariadne, a university student who is convinced by Dom to aid him in planting an idea in Bales head, this process being called Inception, Nolan himself stated that Page's character Ariadne was named so due to a reference to the greek myth of King Minos' daughter aiding Thadeus in navigating his way through the labyrinth which was the lair of the demonic Minotaur, this has a direct comparison to the film, with Dom being Thadeus, Page being Ariadne and Cottillard being the minotaur, trapped in Dom's subconscious and the multiple dream layers of Cillian Bales mind, where Dom wont let her leave as she is a prisoner almost in Dom's memories of her, he loves her too much to let her go and he is extremely guilty about how she died. Thats where the twist enters into the room.
Joseph Gordon Levvit is Dom's best mate but their friendship never really grows or develops but in the few scenes they have together they are reliant enough on one another too convince us that they really care about each other.
Dillep Rao is the chemist for the group doing some of the dirty work and supplying the group with the substance needed to put them in a dream state.
Ken Watanabe after appearing in Batman Begins shows up here to play an important role in the film, and some of the conversational patterns between him and Dom in the film were surprisingly touching, not too mention tragic.
Michael Caine shows up for around 3 minutes and then disappears till the end of the film. Caine has little screen time and makes very little impact on the film, the way I see it he was sorely under used, and in fairness he made a much bigger impact in the Dark Knight as Alfred the butler.
Hans Zimmer wrote the music for Inception but the music in the Inception and the Dark Knight sounded a little bit familair, the score was nominated for best Original score in 2011,losing to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who did the very dull theme and score for 'the Social Network'
Inception asks us many things.
If we were allowed a look into someones subconscious what would we do with their secrets, what would they be used and abused for?
Was the whole film a dream?
Am I dreaming right now?
What the hell have I just watched?- this is a massive mind fuck.
Watching a film is like being in a dream, nothing is real it's just there, images flashing before your eyes in a dark room is almost like dreaming except our eyes are wide shut.
Yes, I've seen the Kubrick film, not one of his best. Eyes wide shit if you ask me.
There are so many dream levels or layers in the film that we can't really follow whats going on at times, Ellen Page's Ariadne lends a helping hand on that front because she like us is un-familair to dream layers and extraction.
She asks the questions we want to ask. "So who's subconscious exactly are we going into?"
The question I want to ask is, why didn't this film get nominated for best director in the oscars!!!!!!!
Sure I've seen the crap on the web that Inception is littered with tiny movie mistakes which only super nerds can be bothered to find and write down, but I really dont care, Nolan deserves a lot of credit for this one, he initially wrote an 80 page document about dream stealers which was originally intended too be a horror film, glad we dodged that bullet.
Nolan worked on the script for nine to ten years but as we all suspected the over-rated 'Kings Speech' raked in all the oscars, leaving Inception with best cinematography and Sound Mixing, hardly deserving off such a brilliant movie.
The action scenes are great in particular a snowy landscape that reminds us of Call Of Duty, when I was a child COD was a fish, now it is an obsession, anyway=
in the snowy landscape plenty of baddies get shot too death By Tom Hardy due to the fact he does most of the heavy lifting in the snowy wasteland, which feautres numerous gunshots, explosions and an avalanche, when the snowy mountain top complex exploded it was brilliant, too bad for Nolan the first time he and his team tried to blow it up it fell the wrong way. FAIL. Gordon levitt and some random henchmen have a particularly memorable anti-gravity fight scene in a hotel hall way, the fight reminiscent of 'The Matrix'
The ending leaves us wanting more, I myself after watching Inception for the first time at the cinema, immediately wanted to watch it again, so I saw it at the cinema again and then got it on DVD, and watched it numerous times since it's release.
Even after the first viewing the ending annoyed lots of people.
Not me.
Cobb wants to be with his kids, he wants to see their faces again, so he doesn't care about whether he is dreaming or not he is just glad he can see their faces, this emotional kick, did it for me, 5 stars. 10/10 best movie of 2010, one of the best of the decade, better than the dark knight and Nolan you've done it again. Inception isn't perfect, and at times much like 'The Hangover' It relies on shock value, but alas, its still pretty damn good and like almost every stoner comedy ever created it's entertaining and quite confusing.

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Inception. - 5/12/2011 4:30:30 AM   


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I got huge recpect for nolan, levit, dicaprio, hardy and Ellen page right now.

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Wow! - 19/2/2012 5:22:09 PM   


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Just.. Incredible!

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Inception Review - 6/3/2012 9:51:10 PM   
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Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually. Not only was Inception my best film of 2010 it is my best film period.

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- 10/5/2012 2:33:29 AM   
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pretencious wankers will lap it up

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- 10/5/2012 2:34:05 AM   
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pretencious wankers will lap it up

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Thank you Mr. Nolan - 26/6/2012 10:59:29 PM   


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Hardy/Levitt were my favorite parts, and as a random side note I'd like to point out with the most famous line, "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling", the "darling" bit was entirely Hardy's ad-libb which Nolan just left in - brilliance! Anyway, altogether a fantastic and excessively enjoyable film - glad to see real movies are still being made. Thank you Mr. Nolan.

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Your Mind Is The Scene Of The Crime - 24/12/2012 4:55:33 PM   


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An intelligently crafted mind-bender, featuring some of the coolest set pieces in recent memory, Christopher Nolan's Inception is an awesome blend of smart, bravely original entertainment and mind-blowing special effects. Enjoy.

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Jaw-dropping - 12/4/2013 5:32:48 PM   
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A brilliant and visionary masterpiece from Christopher Nolan, right up there with Memento and The Dark Knight. The cast are all excellent, but Dicaprio is just incredible; you look in those eyes and you see every ounce of his emotional pain and anguish, not to mention the look of a much older man (since that's what his character technically is). Overall, this is an amazing and exhilarating cinematic experience, what movies were made for. Simply one of the greatest blockbusters of our time.

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Enthralling - 15/2/2015 7:20:48 PM   


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Christopher Nolan is a genius, and proves it with this film.

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