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Thursday, June 2, 2011

First movie review! Inception!


Yeah, I know that is not so original, but I re-watched this film recently for the second time and I was stunned again! I think Nolan is a genious, not because he makes so deep artsy movies but for the simple reason that his movies are action films on their core and yet he manages to give them so much depth and diversity without forgetting their main purpose which is a damn good blockbuster action flick!


I point this out because I hear from people opinions like "ok it was good but not so special" etc. Well take a step back and watch it in this perspective. This isn't a Lynch film, this was an action blockbuster, and it was so cleverly written that made people to compared it to movies that had nothing to do with the genre. Just take a look at the action part of the movie and tell me if this isn't one of the most intense and perfectly directed action movies you've seen for years. Nolan knows that what makes a good movie isn't stuff blowing up without any apparent reason; what makes it good is immersion! Is to build up his characters so good that you actually care about them, so when the big action scene kicks in you're at the edge of your seat because you don't want something bad happens to them. This creates suspense, not the plastic cgi that kills characters we don't know and don't care about. That is what the most of the modern blowing-up-stuff directors don't understand.

I mean look at her, who would want something bad happen to her? 

Now to the main reason why Nolan is a genious, the scenario. I mean damn, who else could mix the classic heist genre with sci-fi and fill it with psychologic theories about dreams and subconsious so good? The scenario is truely mind-blowing in the way Memento was, it gets a while to get used to the idea but once you get it you're sucked in. Also another thing I like is movies that doesn't have a clear ending. I don't mean the typical "i throw questions all over the place and in the end I don't answer anything, oh look how artsy I am", I mean movies that based on their plot you can fully support more than one theory about their ending, Pan's Labyrinth for example. Inception is that kind of movie and trust me, you could go on and on talking about the ending but it's not that easy to find out what is true and what isn't.


As for the actors, great performance from Di Caprio who gets better and better as the time goes by, Ellen Page was adorable as usual, Marion Cotillard's perfomance is haunting, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe and Tom Hardy do a great job on their secondary roles and Cillian Murphy is exceptional.
Last but not least the really great soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, once again. Just listen to what he did when composing the soundtrack, inspired by Non, je ne regrette rien:

mind=blown.

Last words, Nolan, just like he did with Dark Knight (that redifined the superhero movie genre) changes the way we look at action films (hopefully :P). This is for me, the best movie of the 2010 (along with Black Swan) and what hapened at Oscars is one of the most unfair things I've ever seen.

Masterpiece

5/5




25 comments:

  1. Totally excellent movie. I agree completely with your entire review. I don´t how you can find so many people saying "it was good but..."
    I also agree with your opìnions on the Oscars. The king´s speech is good but this one is better.

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  2. Good movie, nothing special for me :/

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  3. Agree fully with the review

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  4. Would you believe I haven't seen this movie yet?

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  5. Yeah people made it seem like a deep and artsy film. But then I watched it, and it was just an in-your-face Hollywood action movie with a different theme. I didn't like it.

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  6. Very good movie. Don't bother to watch this is youre tired, very complicated. :D

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  7. Great review. I enjoyed it, but it's definitely one that you should at least watch twice.

    Also, I've been away for a while, but now I'm back! Just leaving this little "P.S." to blogs I enjoy and want to know that I'm still here!

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  8. yeah man great review almost as good as the movie ha-ha

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  9. Great film and in your words "Nolan is a genious, not because he makes so deep artsy movies but for the simple reason that his movies are action films on their core and yet he manages to give them so much depth and diversity without forgetting their main purpose which is a damn good blockbuster action flick!" Priceless you nailed it right there man.

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  10. seen that one and it was good!

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  11. Inception was great but a bit too overhyped. Cool use of CGI with a proper plot.

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  12. This was a very great movie! I needed to watch it twice to understand it!

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  13. Oh yeah, I simply LOVE Inception, my friends were basically pushing me into the cinema since I was expecting much, but the movie blew me away.

    Good review, too!

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  14. I thoroughly enjoyed the film. My only real issue with it, if it can be considered much of one at all, was that the actions could have been even more imaginative given the theme.

    Most of the film's was the standard we expect from the action genre when, really, they had the potential to go beyond a fortress guarded by soldiers. Beyond that, it was a great film.

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  15. best movie i've ever seen !

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  16. Crazy movie. Still confused about certain things in it though :p

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  17. Mind blowing movie, most people are going to need to watch it 2 or 3 times to fully grasp it. Some parts of the movie kept me on the edge of my seat as well, while still being misterious.

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  18. it's a very good movie definitely recommended

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  19. good movie but overrated
    if i want a mindfuck movie i go for david lynch

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  20. This movie was one the best I have seen to date. It kept you thinking to till the end. Though, it may have its flaws, the mind bending suspense made up for it. And I have to agree with you, this movie is indeed a Masterpiece!

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  21. This was movie of the year for me. It blew my mind. I only wish I would have seen it in IMAX.

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  22. I don't understand people saying it is complicated. Pretty straight forward if you ask me. Only part that is confusing is whether or not he is in a dream at the end. But that is more of a cliffhanger ending than a mindfuck.

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