Inception (DVD, 2010)
I bought this movie at the suggestion of my older brother. It had nothing to do with Leonardo Dicaprio, although I certainly wasn't disappointed to see that I knew two notable actors, the other being Michael Caine. And after watching the movie for five minutes, I went back to the beginning and turned on the subtitle. There are lots of international stars, and I wasn't easily able to understand all the foreign accents until I did that. I recommend doing the same if you get this DVD.
This story has many strange and unexpected twists. I was all mixed up until I realized there were several levels involving dreams. Leonardo plays the main character named Dom Cobb, and he is the best there is at "extraction:" stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind's vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage. The inception in this movie is about "planting" an idea rather than stealing one. Then he and his team can pull off the "perfect" crime.
Of course in a good story, there is the dangerous enemy, and the confusion I had was understanding this deep story's enemy. I was really at wit's end trying to figure out the twist of his wife's role--but the complications in their relationship added a deep cover so that the story was a mystery until the very end. I kept getting clues, but I couldn't piece it together at my first viewing of the movie.
The graphics in this movie are fantastic. How can a street suddenly make a 90 degree turn and cars go staight up in the air while maintaining their grip on the pavement? That's just one of the many mysteries you can view in this most- interesting movie. At some point in the viewing, I wondered if M.C. Escher was hired to do the graphics. That's how awesome they were. They were spectacular. Believe me!
I rated this movie excellent in every aspect. It is definitely not of the ho-hum variety. It has action--and lots of it dramatic. There was a little blood, and continued surprises one after the other. I never knew what to expect, which made it most entertaining.
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AMAZING Sci-Fi Thriller! Just A Dream???
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best there is at extraction: stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind’s vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one. If they succeed, Cobb and his team could pull off the perfect crime. But no planning or expertise can prepare them for a dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy only Cobb could have seen coming. A Sci-Fi Thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
A Matrix reminiscent world that is wondrous to behold.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
A boldly constructed wonder with plenty of, as one character describes it, "paradoxical architecture." Flaws aside, there's a lot to like about Inception and Nolan keeps his eye on the ball throughout. Taken at theatrical value, this tale of purposeful memory-travel is a fun and exciting trip into the creative subconscious. A brain-twister to be sure. But the fact that the plot demands attention only adds to the exhilaration. This is a story about dreams that requires the audience to stay awake. That's right ... don't blink. If you ned more popcorn then hit pause. Way too much going on here for missing a beat, but that also adds to the re-watch value. This is one of those films that you'll discover even more when watching the second and third time. Good news is it's entertaining enough to see again. Bad news is the story is heady enough to lose some viewers. More on the entertainment value: The action set pieces are spectacular. One scene involved a gravity-impaired face off in a rotating hallway within a Matrix reminiscent world that is wondrous to behold.
amazing... a dream within a dream, within a dream!
Amazing movie! recently it's hard to find a film that combines a wonderful story with amazing visual efects, in this film each character shines in it's own way within a complex but entertaining story. Once again Chris Nolan proves that he's one of the best filmmakers and storytellers of the recent years.
If you're looking for a smart, exciting and visually stunning movie, Inception is the one.
Loved the characters
Befor I say this movie I automatically knew it was going to be interesting mainly because I love anything that has to do with dreams, which is pretty much always exciting to me. But the fact that it went into detail about explaining the ways of the mind and how Leonardo's character was able to do so. I know this is highly impossible to do the things that they did in the movie, but it was really interesting. The slow-motion stills were great.