Posted on 8/21/10 08:46 AM
Inception, commonly mistaken for just another summer box-office action movie, is surely the best movie of the year and will likely be one of the best of the new decade. At first glance it may seem like another action-filled dream movie, but once you see it, and the intricate work put into it by master filmmaker Christopher Nolan, you soon realize its more than just a movie. It's about people.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who i believe is the best actor of our generation, lands the lead role as Dom Cobb, is a very skilled thief of the mind. His performance alone is worth the watch. The rest of the cast carries their on weight as well. Such as Tom Hardy as the "super bad-ass british guy" and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the straight-faced sidekick to Cobb.
What's so great about this film is that it doesn't rely once on cheesy action techniques ONCE to pull it out of a rut (which is saying a lot at a 150 minute tun time). It's scripted so tightly and acted and directed down to a 'T' so that it doesn't lag or drag a single second. And let's all agree on one thing, Chris Nolan definitely knows how to use a budget. It's as beautiful as it is intriguing, and as harrowing as it is elegant. In fact the dream sequences are done so well, that you actually feel a little dreamy afterward.
Inception is one of those rare films that leaves an impression on you long after you see it. You're on your way home and you suddenly realize you're trying to peel back all it's layers and wishing you could do inceptions as well. I think the best way to sum of this entire film is by the words of a great teacher of mine: "My life has been filled with movies, lots of them. And the best way to tell the good ones apart is also easy. A film that's good is good, but a film that leaves an impression is art."
So there's my 2 cents, so go use your 12 dollars to see this movie.