by: Captain Oblivious
We now have another reason to praise 2008’s The Dark Knight. It’s success gave Christopher Nolan the clout to request 200 million dollars to make his dream project, pun intended.
Inception is a big time summer movie but one that sets itself apart from all the rest in that it makes you use that piece of gray matter lodged in your skull. If all you thought by the preview was this movie was as simple as keeping up with a dream inside of a dream you are in for a mental lock. This movie keeps piling on layer upon layer of dream worlds all with their own set of rules, cons and concepts of time. I hope the general audience truly appreciates the world or worlds that Christopher Nolan has crafted.
You are instantly thrown into the fire and must learn who the players are and what their parts are. Terms like extractor, point man, forger, architect and the shade all have their role to play in the job at hand.
The job I am speaking of is called inception. Thought impossible by most it is more than just stealing a secret from someone’s subconcious, it is breaking into someone’s mind to plant an idea. An idea that the mark must believe was their own and not put their by someone else.To try and describe all the layers of Inception would cheat anyone out of the beauty of the complexities of the movie.
Just as in The Dark Knight the entire cast is pitch perfect. Starting off with Leonardo DiCaprio who I thought was amazing in Shutter Island.He carries this massive movie on his shoulders with ease. Along with DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt shines brightly as he is finally getting over the stigma of being a child actor and is quickly becoming one of the best actors in Hollywood.
Even the side players like Ellen Page, Tom Hardy and Ken Wantanabe make this movie feel like a complete experience, not just a flick with a big star and a bunch of also rans.
It has only been twelve hours since I left the theater and my mind is still working on all the intricacies that Nolan was able to fill this movie with. It is not hard to understand but the thing that will keep your brain working overtime is how beautiful the concept is and how well it was translated to film by a film maker that is at the top of the game right now. A visionary that followed up a truly great movie with something that will be remembered for years to come…..his masterpiece.