Critics Consensus: Inception Is Certified Fresh

Plus, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is short on magic

This week at the movies, we've got a mind-bending dreamworld (Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page) and a modern-day fantasia (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel). What do the critics have to say?
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Inception

Christopher Nolan is on a roll. He took the superhero movie to new heights with The Dark Knight, and now he's back with Inception, which critics are calling an ambitious, dreamy sci-fi heist movie that's quite a mind bender. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Cobb, an American expat skilled in stealing ideas from people's dreams. He's offered an opportunity to return to the States if he can pull off one last big job -- and, naturally, metaphysical complications ensue. The pundits say Inception is a visual marvel and a brainy head trip -- in fact, you'll probably have to see it multiple times to get everything that's going on. However, some say if there's a nit to be picked, it's that Inception is often more heady than emotionally involving.(Check out this week's Total Recall, in which we run down our favorite sci-fi noirs.)


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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

For those who can't wait for the next Harry Potter installment, The Sorcerer's Apprentice provides plenty of wizards and sorcery. What it lacks, say critics, is originality and inspiration. Jay Baruchel stars as a college kid who finds himself in the midst of a battle against the forces of evil, one that's being spearheaded by Merlin disciple Balthazar (Nicolas Cage). The pundits say Apprentice is passable stuff, and its decent action scenes should please the kiddies, but overall it's a bland enterprise with an overabundance of CGI effects.


Also opening this week in limited release:

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno, a documentary about a star-crossed film by the great French director, is at 100 percent.
  • Alamar, a quasi-documentary about a father-son fishing trip, is at 90 percent.
  • Kisses, a drama about a pair of Irish siblings living on the streets, is at 86 percent.
  • Valhalla Rising, an existentialist tale of a brutal Viking warrior, is at 78 percent.

Comments

rle4lunch

Chad W

You guys certified it 'fresh' at 36 reviews. Premature a bit, but warranted. I think the fanboy lurve took over in RT land as well for a bit.

Jul 15 - 04:36 PM

Matt L.

Matt Lubisich

is this you making more legitimate arguments? it was pretty easy for them to make that call with all the advanced buzz.

If it wasn't for the idiotic New York Critics this movie would be in the high 90's on the t-meter

Jul 15 - 04:46 PM

Nathaniel

Julian DeBerry

Give me a break. This "conspiracy" that people are coming up with is ridiculous. Not every New York critic gave it a rotten review and not every rotten review is from a New York critic.

Jul 15 - 04:51 PM

LakersFan-BostonSucks

Matt St. John

You're right... Just the majority.

Jul 15 - 05:08 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

the number of negatives coming out of new york is VASTLY disproportionate to other cities

I see you're another idiot that doesn't understand percentages and basic math

Jul 15 - 07:22 PM

rle4lunch

Chad W

You obviously missed my comment saying that the fresh rating was warranted. I'm sure it's a good movie, and I'm seeing it in a few days. It just makes me laugh at how animated and ridiculous people get about a negative review. The Avatards were the same way. Both the Nolan and Cameron fans come out of the same sack of crazy whenever their 'god' makes a movie. The blind trust that the movie is going to be good overshadows their rhyme and reason and delusions of grandeur supercede their objectivity when anyone with an opinion other than their own is displayed.

Which makes me laugh. Just like the old internet picture with the cat being chased by the two Domo dolls, 'everytime you feed a troll, god kills a kitten'. damn, i'm glad i hate cats. lol

Jul 15 - 05:55 PM

Michael B.

Michael Bill

Ah so true. Still. I want to see this movie.

Jul 16 - 04:57 AM

Billy W.

Billy Westom

did you give yourself a headache putting all those big words in the same paragraph?

Jul 16 - 05:29 AM

vashfanatic

Martha Boatright

You're right, Billy, how DARE he use "big words" to properly express his feelings instead of writing at a 3rd grade level!

Jul 16 - 08:05 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I agree that some of the love Cameron and Nolan get from their fanboys is pretty biased. But when an artist has created such a body of work that rarely disappoints (critics OR accountants OR Average Joe Moviegoer), then extreme fandom is to be expected. On the other hand, there are plenty of people who's dismissal of Cameron and Nolan is equally radical. You can't have one without the other.

Jul 16 - 10:16 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

True DJMark, but many get so animated and up in arms about it like its themselves personally being criticized and take offense. I don't know if I've just grown out of that phase of my life in where movies have now just turned to entertainment more than some sort of lifeblood, but the extremist things said on these boards can be unnerving to say the least. I think the anonymity of the internet is somewhat to blame, and possibly age, but damn, some of these people need to climb out of the basement once in a while and see the sunlight, only if to realize how truly ridiculous they sound.

Jul 16 - 03:17 PM

mjprogue

Mike PArker

Wrong djmark...while critics and fanboyz are certainly loving everything Nolan does, the reality of the movie going public is quite different.

With the exception of his Batman flicks his films have done pretty average...and would be listed as pretty forgettable to most.

IF Inception does amazingly well at the box office, it will be primarily due to the duplicitous advertising campaign...I have yet to see ANY advertising for this movie which did not find a way to mention Dark Knight...what the two have to do with each other besides the director I have no idea...but mentioning it is guaranteed to fool alot of folks into watching this.

If you doubt that feel free to look at the nationwide reports of walkouts for Inception already...the average movie-goer is not getting what they think they're paying for. Good or bad, this film is not what is being advertised.

Jul 16 - 05:36 PM

Michael M.

Michael Morse

I agree, I'm a fan of both directors, but never to the point of insane attacks on people who don't like the film. Some people just get way too worked up over a movie. Can't people just be happy that the movie at 83-84% means its probably good with some flaws?

Jul 17 - 08:49 PM

mjprogue

Mike PArker

So they were idiotic to you even though you had not yet seen the movie?

How can you have an opinion either way before you've seen it?

If a conspiracy exists its between Nolan fanboyz who refuse to give any of his films anything less than a glowing review...even when they haven't watched the film...its really rather pathetic.

Jul 16 - 05:31 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

True. I hate when they post this before there are enough reviews, nevertheless....Inception is certified fresh.

Jul 15 - 05:28 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

It's 85% after 136 reviews....premature my ass einstein....it's called percentages....try learning some math

Jul 15 - 07:21 PM

EllenPageIsMyArchitect.

Joshua Medicoff

Phil just go away, your reaaly annoying.

Jul 15 - 08:31 PM

Nick F.

Nick Flabi

No, don't go away Phil. You amuse me.

Jul 15 - 10:44 PM

ZenFan

Dylan Hair

A bit surprised at the rating, 84%, don't get me wrong, very solid but I was expecting the 90% range. Nonethless, it looks GREAT, and I will definitely be seeing it this weekend.

Jul 15 - 04:45 PM

Jason C Wilkerson

Jason Wilkerson

At the same time, if you check out the list of sci-fi noir films there's a lot of films that are amazing and masterpieces as far as some of us are concerned that have lower ratings than I would have expected. Some people just don't dig imagination, they want the same old fluff.

Jul 15 - 06:42 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

get rid of the haters like Armond White and Dustin Putzman and it's in the 90s

Jul 15 - 07:23 PM

Tyler S.

Tyler Schwab

The film is great. It should be in the high 90's. It's just the kind of film that can easily go people's heads. And if you get too confused by the movie, it will be harder to appreciate. If you pay attention during the movie, it shouldn't be a problem. It's honestly one of the best films I've seen in years.

Jul 16 - 10:35 AM

Matt L.

Matt Lubisich

is this you making more legitimate arguments? it was pretty easy for them to make that call with all the advanced buzz.

If it wasn't for the idiotic New York Critics this movie would be in the high 90's on the t-meter

Jul 15 - 04:46 PM

Nathaniel

Julian DeBerry

Give me a break. This "conspiracy" that people are coming up with is ridiculous. Not every New York critic gave it a rotten review and not every rotten review is from a New York critic.

Jul 15 - 04:51 PM

LakersFan-BostonSucks

Matt St. John

You're right... Just the majority.

Jul 15 - 05:08 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

the number of negatives coming out of new york is VASTLY disproportionate to other cities

I see you're another idiot that doesn't understand percentages and basic math

Jul 15 - 07:22 PM

rle4lunch

Chad W

You obviously missed my comment saying that the fresh rating was warranted. I'm sure it's a good movie, and I'm seeing it in a few days. It just makes me laugh at how animated and ridiculous people get about a negative review. The Avatards were the same way. Both the Nolan and Cameron fans come out of the same sack of crazy whenever their 'god' makes a movie. The blind trust that the movie is going to be good overshadows their rhyme and reason and delusions of grandeur supercede their objectivity when anyone with an opinion other than their own is displayed.

Which makes me laugh. Just like the old internet picture with the cat being chased by the two Domo dolls, 'everytime you feed a troll, god kills a kitten'. damn, i'm glad i hate cats. lol

Jul 15 - 05:55 PM

Michael B.

Michael Bill

Ah so true. Still. I want to see this movie.

Jul 16 - 04:57 AM

Billy W.

Billy Westom

did you give yourself a headache putting all those big words in the same paragraph?

Jul 16 - 05:29 AM

vashfanatic

Martha Boatright

You're right, Billy, how DARE he use "big words" to properly express his feelings instead of writing at a 3rd grade level!

Jul 16 - 08:05 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I agree that some of the love Cameron and Nolan get from their fanboys is pretty biased. But when an artist has created such a body of work that rarely disappoints (critics OR accountants OR Average Joe Moviegoer), then extreme fandom is to be expected. On the other hand, there are plenty of people who's dismissal of Cameron and Nolan is equally radical. You can't have one without the other.

Jul 16 - 10:16 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

True DJMark, but many get so animated and up in arms about it like its themselves personally being criticized and take offense. I don't know if I've just grown out of that phase of my life in where movies have now just turned to entertainment more than some sort of lifeblood, but the extremist things said on these boards can be unnerving to say the least. I think the anonymity of the internet is somewhat to blame, and possibly age, but damn, some of these people need to climb out of the basement once in a while and see the sunlight, only if to realize how truly ridiculous they sound.

Jul 16 - 03:17 PM

mjprogue

Mike PArker

Wrong djmark...while critics and fanboyz are certainly loving everything Nolan does, the reality of the movie going public is quite different.

With the exception of his Batman flicks his films have done pretty average...and would be listed as pretty forgettable to most.

IF Inception does amazingly well at the box office, it will be primarily due to the duplicitous advertising campaign...I have yet to see ANY advertising for this movie which did not find a way to mention Dark Knight...what the two have to do with each other besides the director I have no idea...but mentioning it is guaranteed to fool alot of folks into watching this.

If you doubt that feel free to look at the nationwide reports of walkouts for Inception already...the average movie-goer is not getting what they think they're paying for. Good or bad, this film is not what is being advertised.

Jul 16 - 05:36 PM

Michael M.

Michael Morse

I agree, I'm a fan of both directors, but never to the point of insane attacks on people who don't like the film. Some people just get way too worked up over a movie. Can't people just be happy that the movie at 83-84% means its probably good with some flaws?

Jul 17 - 08:49 PM

mjprogue

Mike PArker

So they were idiotic to you even though you had not yet seen the movie?

How can you have an opinion either way before you've seen it?

If a conspiracy exists its between Nolan fanboyz who refuse to give any of his films anything less than a glowing review...even when they haven't watched the film...its really rather pathetic.

Jul 16 - 05:31 PM

Nathaniel

Julian DeBerry

Give me a break. This "conspiracy" that people are coming up with is ridiculous. Not every New York critic gave it a rotten review and not every rotten review is from a New York critic.

Jul 15 - 04:51 PM

LakersFan-BostonSucks

Matt St. John

You're right... Just the majority.

Jul 15 - 05:08 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

the number of negatives coming out of new york is VASTLY disproportionate to other cities

I see you're another idiot that doesn't understand percentages and basic math

Jul 15 - 07:22 PM

Matt L.

Matt Lubisich

Nathaniel, New York critics are responsible for over half of the negative reviews. there have been 12 negative reviews from NY based critics, while just 8 from every other critic in the US. NY critics are responsible for just 5 positive reviews.

you can deny it all you want but the numbers don't lie.

Jul 15 - 04:56 PM

Nathaniel

Julian DeBerry

Are they not entitled to their own opinion?

I can't wait for this film, but I'm not going to slam critics because they gave it a negative review (well, there are a few exceptions). To go as far to say the reason for their opinion is because they're from New York is laughable.

Jul 15 - 04:58 PM

Matt L.

Matt Lubisich

then how do you explain the numbers. most New Yorkers just happen to not like Nolan? he offends a majority of their sensibilities? nearly every other critic in the country likes it, but nearly every critic in New York doesn't?

it's pretty naive if you think the New Yorkers are above holding a grudge. if you look at some of the NY critics positive reviews of Sorcerer's Apprentice they applaud the clever use of NY landmarks in the film. So if they'll give a positive for things like that, why wouldn't they give a negative because Nolan has shunned their beloved city by filming Batman in Chicago?

Jul 15 - 05:03 PM

will s.

will stamp

PLEASE! as IF New Yorkers could REALLY give a **** where TDK was filmed.

If there was any grudge at all, it'd be reflected in the Dark Knight's t-meter, which was almost universally loved, by New Yorker's and non-ny'ers alike.

so please, for your own sake, be quiet.

Jul 15 - 05:48 PM

Cory

Cory B

Will, try again. A disproportionate number of TDK's negative reviews came fom NYC critics.

Jul 15 - 05:51 PM

THEREWOLF

Markus Arbutina

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard, maybe the movie just isn't that good. But I can't wait to see it tomorrow night.

Jul 15 - 06:14 PM

will s.

will stamp

oh Cory B, not you, too! We Cheeseheads must unite!

Jul 16 - 01:15 AM

will s.

will stamp

oh, and also-- it looks like 4 of the 18 rottens were from new york. hardly disproportionate. and one of them was Armond, so that doesn't count.

Jul 16 - 01:18 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

There are a lot more papers in NY, hence a lot more reviews come out of NY. As such, there is a greater chance for a negative review to stem from NY. Common sense.

Jul 16 - 05:56 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I think that's a stretch.

Jul 16 - 10:21 AM

LakersFan-BostonSucks

Matt St. John

New York sucks!

Jul 15 - 05:10 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

opinions shouldn't be skewed disproportionally

Jul 15 - 07:25 PM

Thelastholdout

Douglas Wake

Horror Nut, weren't you one of those who defended Eclipse? Then you don't have any room to comment and say "Inception" isn't that gopod, especially before seeing it.

Jul 15 - 09:40 PM

jhawkin1

Jim Hawkins

You were on the Eclipse page!? Clown

Jul 18 - 07:41 AM

Nathaniel

Julian DeBerry

Are they not entitled to their own opinion?

I can't wait for this film, but I'm not going to slam critics because they gave it a negative review (well, there are a few exceptions). To go as far to say the reason for their opinion is because they're from New York is laughable.

Jul 15 - 04:58 PM

Matt L.

Matt Lubisich

then how do you explain the numbers. most New Yorkers just happen to not like Nolan? he offends a majority of their sensibilities? nearly every other critic in the country likes it, but nearly every critic in New York doesn't?

it's pretty naive if you think the New Yorkers are above holding a grudge. if you look at some of the NY critics positive reviews of Sorcerer's Apprentice they applaud the clever use of NY landmarks in the film. So if they'll give a positive for things like that, why wouldn't they give a negative because Nolan has shunned their beloved city by filming Batman in Chicago?

Jul 15 - 05:03 PM

will s.

will stamp

PLEASE! as IF New Yorkers could REALLY give a **** where TDK was filmed.

If there was any grudge at all, it'd be reflected in the Dark Knight's t-meter, which was almost universally loved, by New Yorker's and non-ny'ers alike.

so please, for your own sake, be quiet.

Jul 15 - 05:48 PM

Cory

Cory B

Will, try again. A disproportionate number of TDK's negative reviews came fom NYC critics.

Jul 15 - 05:51 PM

THEREWOLF

Markus Arbutina

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard, maybe the movie just isn't that good. But I can't wait to see it tomorrow night.

Jul 15 - 06:14 PM

will s.

will stamp

oh Cory B, not you, too! We Cheeseheads must unite!

Jul 16 - 01:15 AM

will s.

will stamp

oh, and also-- it looks like 4 of the 18 rottens were from new york. hardly disproportionate. and one of them was Armond, so that doesn't count.

Jul 16 - 01:18 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

There are a lot more papers in NY, hence a lot more reviews come out of NY. As such, there is a greater chance for a negative review to stem from NY. Common sense.

Jul 16 - 05:56 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I think that's a stretch.

Jul 16 - 10:21 AM

LakersFan-BostonSucks

Matt St. John

New York sucks!

Jul 15 - 05:10 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

opinions shouldn't be skewed disproportionally

Jul 15 - 07:25 PM

Thelastholdout

Douglas Wake

Horror Nut, weren't you one of those who defended Eclipse? Then you don't have any room to comment and say "Inception" isn't that gopod, especially before seeing it.

Jul 15 - 09:40 PM

jhawkin1

Jim Hawkins

You were on the Eclipse page!? Clown

Jul 18 - 07:41 AM

fresh f.

fresh fresh

84% is amazing for a summer flick. Especially this summer. Im guessing the average RT rating for the hit summer movies is 34%.

Jul 15 - 05:00 PM

Bloody Mathias

Mathias N/A

I can't believe 20 critics gave Inception a rotten review.

However emotionally cold it may be, surely the Nolan's originality, smarts and bravery more than make up for it.

BTW, i bought my friday 12 pm IMAX ticket 3 days ago and i'm so excited. I'll probably see it 5 times this weekend.

Jul 15 - 05:01 PM

Big Freeze

Frank Fischer

Seeing the same movie 5 times in one weekend? Wow, a little extreme, no?

Jul 15 - 06:39 PM

vashfanatic

Martha Boatright

I'm impressed you could actually afford to do that, in this economy. Why not save the money and use it to buy the BluRay when it comes out?

Jul 16 - 08:07 AM

Captain Tripps

Captain Tripps

Seriously....why would anyone see anything that many times in so little time.

Jul 18 - 03:50 PM

Matt L.

Matt Lubisich

then how do you explain the numbers. most New Yorkers just happen to not like Nolan? he offends a majority of their sensibilities? nearly every other critic in the country likes it, but nearly every critic in New York doesn't?

it's pretty naive if you think the New Yorkers are above holding a grudge. if you look at some of the NY critics positive reviews of Sorcerer's Apprentice they applaud the clever use of NY landmarks in the film. So if they'll give a positive for things like that, why wouldn't they give a negative because Nolan has shunned their beloved city by filming Batman in Chicago?

Jul 15 - 05:03 PM

will s.

will stamp

PLEASE! as IF New Yorkers could REALLY give a **** where TDK was filmed.

If there was any grudge at all, it'd be reflected in the Dark Knight's t-meter, which was almost universally loved, by New Yorker's and non-ny'ers alike.

so please, for your own sake, be quiet.

Jul 15 - 05:48 PM

Cory

Cory B

Will, try again. A disproportionate number of TDK's negative reviews came fom NYC critics.

Jul 15 - 05:51 PM

THEREWOLF

Markus Arbutina

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard, maybe the movie just isn't that good. But I can't wait to see it tomorrow night.

Jul 15 - 06:14 PM

will s.

will stamp

oh Cory B, not you, too! We Cheeseheads must unite!

Jul 16 - 01:15 AM

will s.

will stamp

oh, and also-- it looks like 4 of the 18 rottens were from new york. hardly disproportionate. and one of them was Armond, so that doesn't count.

Jul 16 - 01:18 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

There are a lot more papers in NY, hence a lot more reviews come out of NY. As such, there is a greater chance for a negative review to stem from NY. Common sense.

Jul 16 - 05:56 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I think that's a stretch.

Jul 16 - 10:21 AM

LakersFan-BostonSucks

Matt St. John

You're right... Just the majority.

Jul 15 - 05:08 PM

Matt W.

Matt Williams

critics who give inception a bad review dont know **** about movies.

Jul 15 - 05:09 PM

August M.

Agustin Macias

Have you seen it? So what if they give it a bad review, at least they give a good reason why they didn't like it. Unless that critic is Armond White, then he doesn't know **** about movies.

I'll see it to see what's all the hype because Nolan is not that great, I only enjoyed Batman Begins and The Dark Knight from him.

And cue the Trolls saying **** to me in 3...2..1...

Jul 15 - 05:27 PM

Brendon D.

Brendon Day

i love how everyone expects everyone else to have the same taste in films. That means we will only get films with either a 100% or 0% because we all apparently have to like and dislike the same films. wow

Jul 15 - 05:44 PM

THEREWOLF

Markus Arbutina

Try seeing the movie first, and let go of Nolan's hand.

Jul 15 - 06:15 PM

M.C.P.

Todd Bruther

Not sure it's his hand they are holding.

End of Line

Jul 16 - 12:49 PM

Throw An Onion

Crornk Kaleidescope

Actually (unlike Toy Story 3 haters) the critics who criticize Inception do have a legitimate points.

Jul 15 - 09:20 PM

James

james cameron

You haven't even seen it.

Jul 16 - 01:29 AM

Takis I.

Takis Iomos

I have, it's great, and it does make you feel for at least one of the characters. It's wonderfully done.

Jul 16 - 01:45 PM

LakersFan-BostonSucks

Matt St. John

New York sucks!

Jul 15 - 05:10 PM

August M.

Agustin Macias

Have you seen it? So what if they give it a bad review, at least they give a good reason why they didn't like it. Unless that critic is Armond White, then he doesn't know **** about movies.

I'll see it to see what's all the hype because Nolan is not that great, I only enjoyed Batman Begins and The Dark Knight from him.

And cue the Trolls saying **** to me in 3...2..1...

Jul 15 - 05:27 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

True. I hate when they post this before there are enough reviews, nevertheless....Inception is certified fresh.

Jul 15 - 05:28 PM

Brendon D.

Brendon Day

i love how everyone expects everyone else to have the same taste in films. That means we will only get films with either a 100% or 0% because we all apparently have to like and dislike the same films. wow

Jul 15 - 05:44 PM

waggaga1

noel noel

I was expecting Inception to be a bit higher, but oh well.

Jul 15 - 05:47 PM

will s.

will stamp

PLEASE! as IF New Yorkers could REALLY give a **** where TDK was filmed.

If there was any grudge at all, it'd be reflected in the Dark Knight's t-meter, which was almost universally loved, by New Yorker's and non-ny'ers alike.

so please, for your own sake, be quiet.

Jul 15 - 05:48 PM

JettaJameson

James Lowell

Oh my god. Are some of you seriously implying there's a New York conspiracy against Inception? Haha. That's comedy. And are others of you seriously calling out critics who didn't like the movie as not being able to write a good review when you haven't even seen the movie because it isn't even in theaters yet? Talk about ridiculous. I'm really excited to see Inception but some of you are taking it WAY too far. You're probably the type to decry Twilight fangirls but in actuality, you're no better than they are. Chill out. Take it down a notch.

Jul 15 - 05:50 PM

Big Freeze

Frank Fischer

You're so right. Twihards = Nolan nuthuggers

Jul 15 - 06:42 PM

Throw An Onion

Crornk Kaleidescope

Only difference being that Nolan's films are quality films. Twilight still isn't all that great. Both sets of fans may be annoying but at least Nolan's fanboys have reason for their obsession.

Jul 15 - 09:21 PM

JettaJameson

James Lowell

The fangirls reasons for liking what they like are not any less valid than the fanboys. It's personal taste. The only thing I was implying was the obsessive nature of the fanboys isn't any different than their counterparts. They're both equally obnoxious. Individuals whining about the critics from a particular city conspiring to give bad reviews for Inception holds about as much water as the fact that 30% of Twihard nation believes they're one day going to marry Robert Pattinson. Give me a break.

Jul 16 - 04:42 AM

Throw An Onion

Crornk Kaleidescope

Personal taste is one thing but being a rabid fan of a weak franchise is still ridiculous. At least Nolan fans choose to obsess over quality work.

Jul 16 - 06:45 AM

mjprogue

Mike PArker

Nolan fans have reason for their obsession?

Really? I would disagree...as much as I dislike Twilight, at least the quality of the films is consistant throughout...the endings work just fine for what they are.

Nolan on the other hand did it again with Inception...pretty decent movie 75% of the way through (nothing great, but ok) then totally blew it at the end.

Same as hes done on EVERY FILM HES MADE...

At least the Twi-hards are what you would expect...teens and older women who wish they were teens liking a stupid teen "romance" with girly men pretending to be hawt

Nolan lovers are wannabee film lovers almost exclusively...and as such really should know better...BUT they're all too busy wanting to look intellectual and hip by being on the Nolan bandwagon...none of them are brave enough to call these films out on their problems.

Jul 16 - 05:44 PM

Throw An Onion

Crornk Kaleidescope

Your argument is ridiculous but I'll respect your personal opinion and humor you. You state yourself that 75% of the runtime of Nolan's film are good then he blows it at the end. So what? 75% of a movie being good is better than 0% of a movie being good. Nolan still beats Twilight.

Jul 16 - 06:00 PM

Tipton B.

Tipton Brian

You're not really trying to compare Christopher Nolan's films to the Twilight series, are you? There's no way anything you say after that can ever be taken seriously again.

Jul 17 - 07:27 PM

mjprogue

Mike PArker

Actually 75% good followed by 25% suck IS much worse than 100% suck...

At no point are you suckered into thinking a film in its entirety might be good if it starts out sucking ballz.

Consistancy is important...additionally the 25% suck part accounts for 90% of the importance...the ending is inarguably the most memorable and important part of a film. Better to never allow your expectations to rise than to have them dashed at the end.

Jul 17 - 07:43 PM

CartoonWorldVGM

Brandon Adams

No matter how high Inception's tomatometer is, the very fact that so many critics are singing high praise for it, including both Ebert and Roeper, as well as it's certified fresh seal is more than enough to solidify a full price screening from me on an IMAX screen. :)

Jul 15 - 05:51 PM

Cory

Cory B

Will, try again. A disproportionate number of TDK's negative reviews came fom NYC critics.

Jul 15 - 05:51 PM

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