Posted on 7/16/10 03:50 AM
The big day has arrived. I just watched Inception and the story for Inception is about a man named Cobb(DiCaprio) who performs extractions(Stealing one's memories). Cobb who for unknown reasons(sorry, don't want to put any major spoilers) is banished from the states and wants nothing but to go home to see his kids. A business man named Saito(Watanabe) offers him the golden ticket home, all Cobb has to do is an inception on a business rival of Saito's. An inception is the counter part of an extraction, instead of stealing a thought of some sort, you're planting one. Only thing is, inceptions are close to impossible so it's up to Cobb to do the impossible if he wants to get home...
Boy! Where does one start with the story? The story was structured beautifully. Great pacing is used in this film! As the movie moves closer towards it's ending, you get slammed with new clues of Cobb's past and slowly but surely, you'll understand the idea of inception. The movie hits you with psychological rides and also packs the suspense and has the action too! The story starts you off in the shadows. Pretty much everything down to all of it's characters are a mystery but still it manages to keep you entertained. Many of the films brilliant ideas that I loved were the "totems". I won't say more but just keep watch for those.
It's no shocker that once again, another Nolan film has beautiful cinematography. The film has great scenery and beautiful CGI and brilliantly woven fight scenes that just really blow your mind and probably change how you watch fight scenes. Not only that but the fight scenes are actually a tribute to the story! The film also has quite the selection of powerful music to thicken the air. Also, the darkness of the entire atmosphere of the dream world truly just keeps you glued to the big screen.
The characters in this film were all well thought of. Each member's specific job was terrific! The acting itself was breathtaking. DiCaprio has truly out done himself and proven himself to be more than just a great actor. Every supporting actor was another piece to the puzzle. Each actor also performed unbelievably well.
Overall, The film's ideas are a bit intimidating so this isn't going to be a movie for everyone. The film works only if you pay full attention (which shouldn't be hard). To capture the suspense of the film, DiCaprio puts out an award winning performance along with a cast that deserves equal praise. The film is structured as well as it's looks. So in an era of terrible remakes and reboots and just uncreative movies, I'm glad Nolan still has something new to bring to the table. Nolan's best film? Yes. Best movie of 2010? Definitely a leading contender.