Sunday, 18 July 2010

Inception *****

Every now and again you see a film that truly inspires you, makes you think and captures your every emotion... This is one of those films. Inception not only takes you on a unique adventure, but explores the possibilities of film in a manner that's never quite been done before. From beginning to end you're constantly left in ore, making the experience of seeing this film riveting and challenging.

The imagination gone into this for a start is nothing but brilliant. Christopher Nolan (director of The Dark Knight along with other superbly composed films) has taken the tough task of incorporation the dream world into a feature film which represents the state you're in, as well as makes it a relatively understandable viewing. When you see the first few scenes, the daunting task of trying to understand what you're watching dawns upon you as we see short sequences switching from one scenario to another. But slowly you begin to become apart of this world. As the film states "there's nothing quite like it" and it's true. Although you are taken from one place to another, the story is told so well that you use the same traits as the characters do in discovering where you are.

By the way, the story is flawless. It's intelligently written by Nolan with scientific, psychological and architectural fact, but it's not hard to interpret. You can begin the understand the world as Ariadne (Ellen Page) does, as she is recruited to be the architect of the world they create in order to reach their goal, but has no idea this world even existed.

She plays the most relating character of the incredible cast in this film. As she is the one least knowledgeable but learning quickly, you learn with her making it as exciting as she finds to you. We also become closely linked with Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who's the almost Robin to the Batman that is Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio). Leo is just perfection on screen, as is Tom Hardy who plays the ever loveable crooked character Eames. Other faces you will recognise are Michael Caine playing Cobb's father-in-law, Marion Cotillard playing Cobb's wife and Cillian Murphey (our 28 Days Later man) playing the almost victim, you could say. They all bring a unique viewpoint to this whirlwind adventure. The emotion packed into this is immense. It has scenes of anger, sadness, torment, confusion, humour, happiness and leaves you with a sense of admiration for the acting, as well as the special effect that add to this engrossing film.

I can't begin to describe how utterly mind blowing the screen was to watch this film. From every single aspect of the dream sequences, you see explosions, fight scenes, street locations and slow motion like you've never seen them before. It is so realistic and detailed it really makes you believe that cinema is a pure genius still developing to become more and more enticing. This film shows cinematography at its best, end of story.

If there is one thing you do this summer, see Inception. I cannot name one bad thing about this film, really. It has everything you need for entertainment and will open your eyes to a new way of watching action.


  1. Awesome film, can't fault it! Even Ellen Page didn't annoy me! Great script, acting, direction, music, sets, EVERYTHING!

  2. Michael Caine plays Cobb's father-in-law, and Marion Cotillard plays Cobb's wife, not Arthur's. I love this movie. It was so wonderful to watch. I've gone to see it three times already and am ready for a fourth! Loved it.

  3. Ooh, I must have got my names confused! Thanks for that. Glad you liked it, it's pure perfection!