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Inception review

Posted : 1 year, 7 months ago on 11 May 2016 02:16

This film has great effects. That is about all I can say because I found its plot instantly forgettable. Slickly directed, it is a visual treat.

Leonardo D. is solid as usual, Ellen Page is good but she suffers from looking too young to have qualified as an architect.

I would struggle to think of any reason to recommend this film to anyone to watch because beyond the sight of Paris folding over there is nothing else to recommend. Not enough tension within the plot so I didn't actually care about the characters.

Looks good but not a great film.


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Inception review

Posted : 2 years, 10 months ago on 27 January 2015 07:52

When I saw this movie, I found the story didn't see her ever seen before, and even today have never seen an instance where savvy, experience and depth of the idea that the story of this film from Director is (Christopher Nolan) who has perfected a superior output and roles and I don't think there was a better than (Leonardo DiCaprio) for the lead role in the same way you do it is have some type of skill and gives everything needed in the role as an influence in particular scenes You need passion and frankly, this movie, in my opinion, the best movie I have seen in my life, and I don't think it has made movies in the future make me give up my mind easily and the appropriate soundtrack for the movie and especially the track (Time) is the best one to listen to it in my life.


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Inception review

Posted : 3 years, 11 months ago on 2 January 2014 04:11

Inception is amazing simple as that it's amazing how Christopher Nolan can have so many Masterpieces pretty much everything the guy does it brilliant. Everything about the movie was great it has an all star cast, amazing visuals and top notch story telling that was easy to understand even back when I first watched the film. I will say that I have seen better of Leonardo DiCaprio even though he still did a great job in this movie. I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt so this is just another reason to love him. Also this is the movie that made me start to like Ellen Page she always seemed annoying to me but not after this. Oh yeah and it's another great score from Hans Zimmer.

Overall i give it a 9.0


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A clever, terrifying masterpiece

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 19 October 2013 06:59

'Inception' is just really fun to watch, the story is confusing but also really amazing when you can figure it all out! 'Inception' has a decent performance from Leonardo DiCaprio and its action scenes are epic

There was a great cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine), non-stop excitement and some of the most awesome action scenes ever.

'Inception' is a must-see for any action movie lover. No one can resist!




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Truly A Mesmerizing Idea

Posted : 5 years, 2 months ago on 2 October 2012 06:38


I am really embarrassed that it has taken me a lifetime to come up with this review. In fact I was never sure whether I was capable enough to Write about Inception but here I am trying to do the most difficult task of my life. When I say those words I am not bluffing any bit because I was so moved with Inception that I did what I had never done before, I watched 3 shows on the first 3 days and with each viewing ever since I have read the story in newer lights and to me that's the beauty of Inception.
I am one of the biggest fan of the great Christopher Nolan so much so that I was always a subject to taunt among my peers, but none the less I feel he is one of the best storyteller of the recent years and I can go on lengths to prove that. Now having said that Inception in my view is the best film he has done yet. I mean yes he did some great experiment with Memento & the screenplay in The Prestige was fascinating, and the Batmen has found his redemption through him but in Inception the master has outdone himself. Be it the story, characterisation, screenplay, acting or action everything is just so breathtaking & besides all it is everything for every kind of viewers. Be it the intellectual stuff or the action required for a perfect summer blockbuster.



Inception is a crime thriller mostly dealing with our dreams. Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb is the Con artist here who can extract anything from your subconscious mind in dreams. It's a story of a major hiest through which Dom finds redemption from his inner guilt. The story features of a great cast indeed. Besides DiCaprio we have Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy and the ever reliable Michael Caine in important roles and every one contributes to this epic.

There are particular instances which are so moving, like the one where Mal jumps out of the building and the emotional portions involving Dicaprio. Dicaprio has really grown as an actor over the years. He may tend to overdo the pain stricken characters but none the less he is too good at that.

A special mention needs to be done for the effects. A lot of new things have been tried here and everything looks so beautiful. Be it the scene where the whole of Paris folds itself, or the gravity defying action scenes everything seems well rehearsed and truly breathtaking. The back ground score by Hans Zimmer is truly amazing.

All in all Inception to me is the best cinematic experience I have ever had and believe me I am not a novice in this field. The screen play is so binding, the characters are well built, the plot is mind blowing and the direction is top notch. So I am going 10 out of 10 for Christopher Nolan's Inception. It's my favourite film and honestly it challenged me to my wit's end to figure it out.


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Inception review

Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago on 21 May 2012 05:38

I thought this movie was going to be better, from what I heard. I wish I would have known Leonardo DiCaprio was in this movie, because I haven't seen a good movie with him in it yet. Even surfing the net during this movie couldn't make it less boring. I accidentally clicked out of my video player about half way through the movie. I was so bored, I didn't even feel like taking the time to figure out where I left off.


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Inception review

Posted : 5 years, 8 months ago on 13 April 2012 07:56

This is simply the best movie ever made!!
First of all, I love Christopher Nolan. As a director, is one of the best and as a writer, I don't really have to say anything!! The film speaks for itself.
The thing that I liked more of the movie, was not only the plot itself, but also the main effects and the actors... everything was perfect!!
I love specially how Cillian Murphy portrayed Robert Fischer. As strange as it might sound, Robert is my favourite character :D
Leo DiCaprio, great as always, and it'a because of being very good on what he does that he is still one of my favourite actors.
It was very good to see Ellen and Joseph together in the same movie. They're both great actors and I admire them both for their personality too. Arthur and Ariadne are one of my favourite pairings because of them


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Mind blow!

Posted : 5 years, 8 months ago on 27 March 2012 06:16

I first watch this movie with no idea of how it's gonna be. After watching it: Uaaaaa! Mind blow! I had to watch scene's more then once because i didn't know what was going on. And i was pretty distracted by Leo and all the other cute guys. When that building went up i was like "Sheet!".Christopher Nolan is a frekin' genius. A brilliant director and writer. And the music made by Hans Zimmer was completely amazing.
One of the best movies I'd ever seen!


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Inception review

Posted : 5 years, 8 months ago on 21 March 2012 08:13

Christopher Nolan's mind-bending, intelligent, exciting and disturbing sci-fi extravaganza, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, blends the best of traditional and modern filmmaking.
Dreaming is life's great solitary adventure. Whatever pleasures or terrors the dream state provides, we experience them alone or not at all.

But what if other people could literally invade our dreams, what if a technology existed that enabled interlopers to create and manipulate sleeping life with the goal of stealing our secret thoughts, or more unsettling still, implanting ideas in the deepest of subconscious states and making us believe they're our own?
Welcome to the world of "Inception," written and directed by the masterful Christopher Nolan, a tremendously exciting science-fiction thriller that's as disturbing as it sounds. This is a popular entertainment with a knockout punch so intense and unnerving it'll have you worrying if it's safe to close your eyes at night.

Having come up with the idea when he was 16, Nolan wrote the first draft of "Inception" eight years ago and in the interim his great success with "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," not to mention the earlier "Memento," put him in a position to cast Leonardo DiCaprio and six other Oscar-nominated actors and spend a reported $160 million in a most daring way.

For "Inception" is not only about the dream state, it often plays on screen in a dreamlike way, which means that it has the gift of being easier to follow than to explain. Specifics of the plot can be difficult to pin down, especially at first, and guessing moment to moment what will be happening next, or even if the characters are in a dream or in reality, is not always possible. But even while literal understanding can remain tantilizingly out of reach, you always intuitively understand what is going on and why.

Helping in that understanding, and one of the film's most satisfying aspects, are its roots in old-fashioned genre entertainment, albeit genre amped up to warp speed. Besides its science-fiction theme, "Inception" also has strong film noir ties, easily recognizable elements like the femme fatale, doomed love and the protagonist's fateful decision to take on "one last job."

That would be DiCaprio's Dom Cobb, a thief who specializes in what's called extraction, in taking secrets from the subconscious. Aided by Arthur (a fine Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the trusted associate who is a whiz at the mechanics involved, Cobb is introduced in the middle of a dream involving Saito ( Ken Watanabe), a wealthy Japanese businessman.

That one last job is soon proposed by Saito, who asks Cobb if he is also able to do inception, the planting of ideas, a maneuver many people believe can't be done. Saito promises Cobb, who has a past which prevents him from returning to his children in America, the one thing he can't resist. If he takes on this one last job, if he agrees to practice inception on Robert Fischer ( Cillian Murphy), the heir to a multibillion-dollar energy empire, he will be able to return home.

In true movie fashion, Cobb has to round up a team to do the job. Aside from Arthur, he needs Eames, the forger (Tom Hardy), gifted at impersonating people inside dreams, and Yusuf, the chemist ( Dileep Rao), who makes the compounds that put people under. And with the aid of his father-in-law Miles ( Michael Caine), he meets Ariadne.
Named after the mythological character who helped Theseus find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth, Ariadne is a young architect who is needed to create the subconscious landscapes in which the dreams will take place. As played by Ellen Page, adroitly cast for her youth, intelligence and earnestness, Ariadne is the team's last essential element.

In addition to not knowing what they'll find inside Fischer's dream (believe me, there's plenty going on), Cobb and his team have to contend with a wild card: Mal, the untrustworthy femme fatale, a woman with deep and complicated ties to Cobb's past and someone who specializes in finding her way into dreams where she is not wanted.

The selection of Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard as Mal typifies the care Nolan has taken to cast these thriller roles for emotional connection, a move which pays off in the scenes she shares with DiCaprio. In addition to the impeccably professional Batman veterans Caine and Murphy, the film is also on the money with the smaller roles, including Pete Postlethwaite as Fischer's ailing tycoon father and Tom Berenger as one of his key associates.

The reason all these diverse elements successfully come together is Nolan's meticulous grasp of the details necessary to achieve his bravura ambitions. A filmmaker so committed he does his own second unit direction, Nolan is one of the few people, to quote F. Scott Fitzgerald on film mogul Monroe Stahr in "The Last Tycoon," "able to keep the whole equation of pictures in their heads."
Because he's been so successful, Nolan, like Clint Eastwood, has been able to return again and again to the same creative team, which includes exceptional director of photography Wally Pfister, sharp-eyed editor Lee Smith and composer Hans Zimmer, whose propulsive score helps compel the action forward.

Incapable of making even standard exposition look ordinary, Nolan is especially strong in creating the stunts, effects and out-of-the-ordinary elements whose believability characterizes this film as they did his previous Batman efforts.
Shooting "Inception" in six countries, preferring to do elaborate stunts in camera whenever possible but expert at utilizing computer-generated effects when necessary, Nolan and his team (including production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin and stunt coordinator Tom Struthers) have come up with some unforgettable set pieces. As detailed in a thorough cover story in American Cinematographer magazine, the standout imagery includes: a 60-foot-long freight train that barrels down the middle of a city street, shot in the vicinity of 7th and Spring in downtown L.A. with a replica of the train engine placed on the chassis of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer; a 100-foot hotel corridor built so it could rotate through 360 degrees to mimic a zero-gravity experience; and a mind-altering CGI scene that has a Paris street roll up and over itself like it was some kind of a tapestry instead of a steel and concrete boulevard.

His goal in doing all of this, Nolan told American Cinematographer, is a desire to always "be putting the audience into the experience," to create "what I like to call a 'tumbling forward' quality, where you're being pulled along into the action."

Speaking of Paris, it's one measure of how wide-ranging Nolan's influences are that he used the classic Edith Piaf song "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" as a key plot element. The pleasure of "Inception" is not that Nolan, as the song says, regrets nothing, it's that he has forgotten nothing, expertly blending the best of traditional and modern filmmaking. If you're searching for smart and nervy popular entertainment, this is what it looks like.


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Inception review

Posted : 6 years, 3 months ago on 30 August 2011 10:18

A pretty good idea. The movie seems to present a parallel universe which tends the reality. The special effects and the characters' features are great. In a great journey through the world of dreams, this movie holds its audience in a clever plot, well planned and a great thriller. Not much to say. I just sat dumbfounded watching this movie and watching the genius of its creators. A well-chosen cast (Ellen Paige is knowing full well what movies do, surely this was a UP in her career). And that was certainly the movie that made me FINALLY going into Di Caprio. Nolan, along with Artificial Intelligence, probably my two favorite sci-fi films.


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