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Movie Review: Inception

I don't think I'll ever sleep again. This film had more twists and turns than the world's largest corn maze, and raised some very interesting questions. Lots of action sequences, but instead of just sitting there enjoying the explosions, crashes, avalanches and phantasmagoria, I kept biting my nails wondering where they were going with the story. That's the hallmark of good writing.

Leo was good. Michael Caine is always good, but I wish they had used him more. Tom Hardy was excellent, and it wasn't until I came home and looked him up that I realized where I had seen him before, as Praetor Shinzon in ST:Nemesis. The voice just kept calling to me, and calling to me, and calling to me - but he was such a different character that it wouldn't come.



Cillian Murphy did a very good job, but I kept seeing him as Dr. Crane from Batman Begins - that's a hard image to get past. Overall, I can't think of a weak performance in the entire film.

This is a movie you don't want to know the ending of before you go. Not that there are Shymalan-like twists, but you just keep wondering if everyone is going to come out of this amazing adventure alive...

Overall Rating: Nine Stars out of Ten.


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alaskawolf
Aug. 4th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
it is definitely a must see film :)
deckardcanine
Aug. 4th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
I read today that the older you are, the less likely you are to enjoy the movie. Maybe it's all a matter of being mentally fast enough.

I'll see it this weekend. I don't consistently love popular Nolan films, but I always respect them. If only he'd be in less of a casting rut.
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deckardcanine
Aug. 8th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Good question. It didn't bother my late-50s parents, either.

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