Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes...or a mind game Leo plays on you

Very few Hollywood movies require a brain to sit through. Mostly it's how much action, sex, love, drama and joke telling can we fit into a 2 hour span...but hardly ever does an original idea come to life on the screen. Inception is another story all together. I was smiling throughout the entire movie and mostly because i enjoyed that I wasn't being talked down to as a viewer. Not to mention the fact that it was an original, complex, and emotional landscape these characters were navigating through. Don't get me wrong...the basis is simple...How do you plant an idea in a person's head? But even if the basic idea is simple you literally couldn't space out for even a minute otherwise you may miss key pieces of information needed to understand the dilemmas posed by our main subjects.

Big Fan of the Director Christopher Nolan. I mean who didn't like The Dark Night? And He wrote as well as directed Batman Begins, The Dark Night, The Prestige, Inception and the newest Batman film that is currently still in production. He's gritty...He's dark...he's not afraid to look into the depths of the human soul and not only find the good but the really bad and shameful evil that goes along with it. He's amazing. Next to M.Night, John Hughes, Kevin Smith and Steven Spielberg (all who i idolize for very different reasons) I think he's one of my favorites. One thing I learned about him is that he really likes to show his character's hands...weird I know but when you see some of his movies pay may catch that. Also, he likes to cast Michael Caine I think. Can't blame him but...

This film introduces the concept of being able to extract ideas and thoughts from a person's subconscious while they are in their most vulnerable state...asleep and dreaming. Cobb (played by the increasingly handsome Leonardo DiCaprio) is an extractor & the best at what he does. He can reach into the depths of your subconscious and get at whatever little secrets you are hiding. Cool right?!? But Cobb has a dilemma...he's slipping. And in order to get home to his kids and come to terms with the guilt he feels over the death of his wife he needs to complete one last job for Saito. But this job is no ordinary extraction. Saito wants an idea to be planted in his competitor's mind...break up his company. Inception. It's complicated, crazy, really cool and I loved it.

The team goes deep into this guy's subconscious. They plan to go down three levels. A dream within a dream within a dream. The fight scene in the hotel is one of the best I've ever seen! I was blown away. It was spectacular.

I'm definitely going to see this movie again so I can get the subtleties that I missed the first time but I highly recommend going to see this movie. It was totally worth it. Except for Juno always wearing scarves around her neck...I loved every minute of it. I enjoyed the fact that Tom Berenger was in the movie too. I really liked and missed that dude.

Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Written By: Christopher Nolan
Opened On: July 16, 2010

Leondardo Di Caprio Cobb
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Arthur
Ellen Page Ariadne
Tom Hardy Eames
Ken Wantanabe Saito

Viewed On: July 21 2010
Viewed With: Mom, Dad, Justin & Kim
Recommendation: Go and see it! I promise you that you won't be sorry!!!!!!

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