Inception... Third best movie of all time?Friendo 26 comments
Revised again on July 20, 2010: This movie is currenty rated #3 out of the all time top 250, with 39,850 votes counted on IMDb. Only preceded by The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and The Godfather (1972).This seems incredible to me, this movie was just not that good, and for sure must fall from this grace. Once again, the rating of this film is a sad commentary on the mentality of the movie goers in this country. The original review follows below.
Rarely do I ever go out to see a mainstream movie on it's opening day, but I saw the trailer, and thought "That looks pretty cool, I'll blow eight bucks per person on it", which ended up being $26.00 after the two large Cokes @ $5.00 each.
Was it worth it? Well it's hard to say, but I'm leaning towards "Not worth it."
Inception was...kind of a cross between Dark City, Memento, and The matrix, and possibly more complicated than any of them alone or put together. A dream, within a dream, within a dream, and then, one more unexpected dream. Each one taking ten times longer than the one before it.
Though I will say, this is the kind of movie that one revisits over and over again in ones head, to see if one can figure it out. Whether you ever figure it out or not of course, is not really important, I 'spose it's the thoughts it provokes on a long term basis that do count. If you leave the theatre, trying to figure it out, and are still trying a few days later, then perhaps it did make it's mark. Truly though, it was so overwhelming, I just can't make a real judgement at this point.
Who doesn't like Leonardo DiCaprio? Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for sure cool, before and in this film. And Ellen Page (Hard Candy, Juno, Peacock, and The Stone Angel, along with many others) Wow, she really does it for me, but I gotta hold back, my girlfriend is looking over my sholder.
The reality is, you'll just to have to find out for yourself. Unless you're going to wait for the DVD, you'll have to pay the 21st century price. If you think you'll get out without dropping a Twenty, you're dreaming within a dream. Am I the only one who's seen this?
Inception (2010) Your mind is the scene of the crime.
UPDATE Sunday 7/18: O.K. here's what I don't get...At this point, I.M.D.b. rates this movie at number 83 out of the all time top 250, with a score of 9.3 counting 5123 votes at this point. Now that I have had some time to think about it, here is another sad commentary on our lives and times. Now don't get me wrong, the movie was entertaining, visually striking, and complex...But what it lacked was real human substance, significance, relevance, and the like.
Now that I'm going on this subject, I need to say-with deep regret- that this film falls into the category that so many mainstream American films do these days, playing to the children of a lesser God, those with an impared sense of genuosity. Those pretentious masses, who can watch a man walking away from an explosion without looking back, and for the hundredth time, say: "Cool!"
Oh, and BTW...Now that my girlfriend isn't watching me: I have got it so bad for Ellen Page. She really does it for me. I googled "Ellen Page Naked" but nothing any good came up. I think she's so hot though, she's even great fully clothed.