Inception [2010] Movie Review Recommendation

Inception [2010]

And here is that big movie from 2010, I checked it out recently and wanted to see it for a second time, to write a better and more balanced review. The hype that Inception produced is similar to Black Swan nowadays, and I think that all those reviews are written by people still under immediate impression of the movie. So, I waited a bit. First of all, you need to know that it was in development for nine years, and that’s a lot of time. So it’s expected that the story is pretty much watertight. The production values and special effects are phenomenal, and Inception combines a great story with big budget creating an eye and mind candy. The cast is also very good, with my favorite redeemer (I will never forgive you for Titanic) Leonardo DiCaprio leading them pretty professionally. The only problem that I noticed are the characters, that are either overshadowed by the story or the effects, or just plain neglected. It was pretty hard to bond with them, and I think that the director should have explained better their motives and personalities (at least with a few lines of text). Still this is not such a problem since the other elements of the movie are so good.

In a not so distant future, technology that enables persons to infiltrate others dreams and extract information is a real thing. Done by a team of professionals, this process is used for theft of valuable plans and intentions. Cobb is a leader of such a team and a pioneer that started this. After some unfortunate events in the past he is banned from his children and country, and when a powerful and rich Mr. Saito offers him a chance to wipe clean these restrictions he will take it. The mission is the toughest yet, to implant information in someone’s mind and this will take a team of highly trained experts to accomplish. Battling with his personal demons, Cobb will try to finish this almost impossible mission. With a very thought-demanding storytelling this movie is something that is definitely worth watching, so check it out. And enjoy…

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger, Cillian Murphy

Fun Facts: The first letter of each of the main character’s first names – Dom, Robert, Eames, Arthur/Ariadne, Mal, Sato – spell the word DREAMS.


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