16 July 2010

Inception (2010)

So far Christopher Nolan has written the screenplay for Memento (adapted from a short story by his brother), Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, and Inception. There's a lot of quality mind blowing in there and Inception is probably the best of the lot. I'd normally have a ton to say about a movie like this but it's only fair for people to watch it with as little information as possible. This is one of those movies that will be jibber jabbered about for months and even if I have my quibbles with it, it's a spectacular way to spend two and a half hours.

You better hurry though because the hype is already huge and you're bound to hear things you'd rather not hear. We went Friday night and both 10:15pm showings were already sold out. Unbelievable. I had no idea this movie was going to open so big but it looks like it's going to be the summer blockbuster.

Inception features quite the incredible cast. Leo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger (!), Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Lukas Hass, Pete Postlethwaite, and the list goes on and on. Somehow Tom Hardy as Eames basically steals the show. I've never seen Hardy before but he's like a Daniel Craig with charisma.

After you watch the movie, let's talk. But probably check out this link first, covering a few different theories. And then we'll figure out a few of our own. And then maybe we'll go watch it again.

Update: This is an interesting note about the music of Inception.