Inception - Movie Review


Inception - Movie Review

Enthralling, to say the least, Christopher Nolan’s Inception has got to be one of the most suspenseful and exciting science-fiction action movies to date. With its impressively creative storyline and adequately chosen cast, this movie really takes the cake for being an enjoyable, yet mind blowing thriller.

Christopher Nolan usually has the same cast throughout his movies, with little alterations here or there. With this movie, he keeps some of those in the Batman Trilogy, for example, such as Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, and Michael Caine.

A few new cast members brought on for this movie include the protagonist - could also be seen as the antagonist - Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ellen Page. Nolan also sticks with the same composer as other films, the genius composer, Hans Zimmer, as well as some more music by composer Zack Hemsey. 

This movie follows Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), who specializes in stealing information from the minds of his targets through “dreams”. There are several layers in each dream, but each dream needs a maze to be created by an architecture (Ellen Page), so that the person whose mind is penetrated does not realize that they are in a dream.

Things start to fall apart when elements of Cobb’s mind start to enter the dream, such as his late wife Mal (Marion Cotillard), which then start to literally fall apart as foreign elements ruin the dreams in which they are in.

The movie is full of twists and turns and ends on a major cliffhanger that keeps audience debating on what happens next. Even though the movie may seem quite complicated at first, with a second watch, and even a third viewing (it is that good), more and more details start to become more noticeable. 

It has been said that Nolan worked 10 years on the script of Inception, and it truly shows. There may be little inconsistencies, such as Arthur staying asleep while the van was in free fall although he was only in the second layer, and therefore, he should have woken up.

Besides that, there are other trivial issues with the movie, yet even so, the scene with the van in free fall, keeps the audience’s heart beating so fast and wrapped up in the action that it is quite impossible to pick out those problems.

The music, as well as the filming, and production are absolutely incredible and it is really difficult to blink even for a second, the movie, therefore, deserves a rating of 9.5/10.

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