Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Inception

Title: Inception
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page
Grade: A

In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.
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This movie impressed me completely. The first time I saw the trailer I knew that I had to see it. Not only did it have some delicious DiCaprio and other..attractive co-stars, it also had Ellen Page. I have seen about 4 movies starring Ellen Page and I loved every single one. Right off the bat I went into the theater with high hopes.

The movie starts out by jumping right into the action with some of the main cast performing "Deception," which is where they trick someone into letting them know their secrets. After that it's pretty much action scene after action scene which made the movie very exciting and never boring.

I recognized that Ellen Page, who played Ariadne, was just a plot tool. Without this newbie in their group there would barely be a logical reason to explain what they are doing since they are all seasoned experts on the topic. Ariadne gave them a reason to explain the how and the why.

I only had one complaint really. I understood how they would construct dreams and whatnot, but they never explained how they ALL got in the same dream together knowing exactly what they were doing and only having the intended dreamer dream. Besides that I was completely pleased.

The movie gives you so much to think about that when we left the theater our brains felt overworked. I've never thought about and analyzed a movie so much before in my life. I usually don't buy movies but I really want this one. I think that it is very re-watchable.

Overall "Inception" was a great movie that relied mostly on plot and storyline rather than vampires and romance. All of the actors were amazing and the action and dream scenes are breathtaking. I would recommend this movie to anyone who actually likes to think through some complex ideas.

-Amanda

1 comment:

Cheree said...

Inception was a great movie. I love movies and plots that makes me think. I never even thought about how they ended up in the same dream, I think it has something to do with the hardware that allowed them to enter the "victims" dream, so since they're in the other persons head they'll all be in the same dream.