Friday, July 23, 2010


Where to begin? If you've seen the commericals and trailers for the movie, you're wrong. You don't know the plot. It's clever advertising to get you in the door (if you were on the fence). From there it takes you in a whole other direction.

I will be damned if I'm going to spoil this for you. The closest comparsion I can give it is The Matrix. Now, to be clear, I'm not saying the plots are similar. The only tie they have is that they both deal with different states of consciousness and they both are game changers. What I am saying is this movie feels like how I felt about the original Matrix. I remember not knowing much about the Matrix when I saw in in April 1999. I also remember walking out of the theater thinking "well things are definitely different for me now, let's line up to see it again".

No, this movie has more in line with one of Christopher Nolan's earlier works, Memento. It's a movie that's a mind f#*k. But the thing about Inception is that no matter what you feel you just saw when the theater lights come up, you know you saw something good. Even if you can only enjoy it on the basic action level, you'll be satisfied. I don't want to heap on too much praise. It's already been getting a lot of backlash and it's only been out a week. I'm just thankful to have something with some weight to it released in theaters this year. We've been in short supply of that lately.

The only thing I will say about the plot (I'm going to see it in IMAX on Sunday to give it my second look) is that it simply lays its cards on the table for you to see and gives you a window to let you decide for yourself. This frustruates some people, but I think it lets you have your cake and eat it too.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?
Going to happen soon.

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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