If you ever go down to the theatres this summer and can’t pick a decent movie, then choose Inception.
Inception made a grand appearence during the weekend garnering in a total of $60.4 million, trailers for Inception roused curiosity from many types of audiences after all, Christopher Nolan who directed dark, yet enthralling The Dark Knight had wrote the script himself. The sight of Nolan paired with Hans Zimmer, one of the most influential composers today whose works appear in Lion King, Crimson Tide, Pirates of the Carribean, and other popular films drew many expectations for this “dream team”. Also accompanying this dream team was Leonardo DiCaprio, a respectable actor generally liked by most critics. After watching Inception, movie-goers certainly weren’t dissapointed.
“The first masterpiece of 2010.” proclaimed Wesley Lovell on Rotten Tomatoes. Indeed, the intricate plot interwoven with magnificent music and amazing visual effects certainly made my boring summer full of shallow movies like Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, much less boring. Without going into to too much detail, the storyline unveils a professional team of special thieves – hired by corporate clients - to steal ideas, not diamonds or any other items of monetary value but ideas, by invading the human subconcious of their sleeping targets with coveted technology and skills in this surreal world.
DiCaprio stars as Dom Cobb who faces perils with his team and must carry out possibly, his last job. Cobb, instead of stealing something from the human mind, must now implant an idea into a target’s mind.
When watching the movie, your mind may attempt to replay certain scenes or the characters’ lines in order to comprehend some of the complicated things going on in this complicated plot (I know mine did or did I dream it?).
Inception certainly probes your mind while it rages along with its thrilling scenes, although it doesn’t bust your mind open and slather the insides with sweet honey to make you think after midnight, Inception can be called worthy of giving more than a decent, intellectual show to its audience. The plot’s bar for thinking is slightly far above the ‘norm’. To illustrate an example, twist endings in films like Push are certainly below Inception’s bar. With its mix of graphics, action, characters, music, and hints of romance Inception is definitely worthy of your summer time…and your mind.
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