The genre "High-Concept Thriller" is thrown around too loosely sometimes and causes you to draw comparisons to classics like "Bladerunner". Inception does not disappoint. Nolan delivers an intriguing premise and builds upon it beautifully, in every sense of the word: it's gorgeously shot, wonderfully choreographed, deeply engaging and thrilling from the word go. The twists were a little predictable, but this doesn't prevent this work of art from being potentially the best film of the decade.
"Inception is Instruction Manual Cinema, a film that spends so much time explaining the rules of its narrative conceit that it fails to either emotionally engage or, except in a few notable spots, viscerally thrill." - Nick Schager
Good action scenes. Though, to nit-pick, the logic of this movie fails under slight examination - from how all of the main character's rules are broken to the "physics" of the "layers" to the question of reality. This was a decent DREAM movie. Yes, the entire movie is a dream. That is my take on it. I like movies that make me think at the end on a deeper idea. This movie wanted to question what is reality. Sadly, the question was as deep as the movie poster.
Props to Warner Brothers and Christopher Nolan&crew for taking the risk on this. High concept pulled off perfectly. The hallway anti-gravity fights are as creative as they are exciting. Every single aspect of the film is firing on all cylinders. My one complaint is how heavy the editing is on shot reverse shot for the hour or so; it feels a bit tedious after awhile, but even that is fairly minor.
The problem was that I didn't care about fate of any of the characters. Cobb was the only one with even a semblance of a personality, the rest were very 2D. Also the pace, with non-stop explosions, gunfights etc, especially in the second half, was a bit OTT.
A great idea, but i think this movie would have worked better with more character development and less big explosions. The very mediocre acting and dialogue mean that it is lucky even to be nominated for best picture.
That uncanny mind who gave us that 'insanely-chaotic-caped-crusader-flick-which-changed-the-rules-for-super-hero-films', is at it again, with more brainy and less ballsome, Inception. A thrilling ride that romps away with excitement, with only a few stutters in the way. A little less than perfect but a whole lot of fun, Inception is that rare summer biggie which comes once in while.... Well.. not exactly... but you should get the point.
My newly-appointed favorite movie of all time. With stomach-churning, swooping soundtracks, inventive and mind-blowing cinematography, stellar performances by every member of the cast, and some of the best writing I've ever encountered, Inception is a film that will be remembered for years to come as a psychological thriller classic.
Christopher Nolan directs a deep, mind-blowing scifi film. What impressed me the most with this film was how well-writen it is. The plot never seemed to drag, and the dialogue was very articulate. The special effects were dazzling, because Nolan filmed them by using more generic means, rather than use a ton of CGI. I loved this film, however my only gripe is that it was a bit long, but if you can ignore that. then give it a watch.
The most original film of 2010 so far. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, the set pieces are all brilliant (and thats what this film is really for, what are dreams but amazing set pieces?). Once you get the hang of the workings of this universe, the underlying story is really quite simple and easy to enjoy.