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Don't dream it's over,
This review is from: Inception (DVD)
Thank god there was one movie this summer not based on a comic book, a previous movie, television show, Disney ride, or candy wrapper. You actually had to invest some functioning brain activity to follow the plot and keep up with four simultaneous finales going on at the same time within different dream levels. And the ending was open to your own feelings or interpretation. Was he still in a dream or not? If you were still on board and paying attention, you may have noticed Leonardo's character didn't really care at that point, so why should we? It was a fun ride.
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Initial post: Aug 25, 2010 12:11:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 25, 2010 3:24:05 PM PDT
I admit to seeing this outstanding film three times, twice in IMAX. I agree, Hollywood could not conceive of making this film. Thank you, Dark Knight. Nolan made me care about Cobb and Mal; that essential subplot is the core thread upon which everything else hangs. I love Nolan's quick-cut ending at the end when the totem is spinning very fast, then wobbles--wow! The international cast is terrific, and Inception should win for Best Picture and Nolan Best Director. Besides, the academy will be hard pressed to come up with nine other contenders! That all the techncal awards will go to the film is a given. A lot of people think all "the fx are cgi"-- not so. IMO I think the whole storyline is Cobb's dream. Even his team says this if you catch the lines. I don't see how anybody can resist seeing this thriller more than once! PS: Hans Zimmers score should also be a shoe-in!
Posted on Sep 1, 2010 5:57:31 AM PDT
R.W. Tucker says:
"Thank god there was one movie this summer not based on a comic book, a previous movie, television show, Disney ride, or candy wrapper."
HAHAHAHA, EXACTLY. This was the only original thing to come out of Hollywood in at least a decade, though it drew inspiration from a lot of places... ancient Chinese philosophy, Greek mythology, Descartes...
Probably the best movie I've ever seen. I can't even think of another movie that came close.
Also, something else I noticed - no product placements. Even Toy Story 3 had them.
Posted on Sep 24, 2010 8:43:11 PM PDT
M. Zafir says:
Please don't hint spoilers in your reviews.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2010 3:22:44 PM PDT
i am soooo sorry for this blunder i have been discussing the film in online forums and totally forgot where i was
will try to edit to give spoiler alert thanks for telling me it irks h*** out of me when a person gives away info before i have seen a movie
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2010 6:37:21 PM PDT
Thomas Veil says:
Extra points for the Crowded House reference.
Posted on Oct 4, 2010 10:08:09 PM PDT
Inception owes a vast amount of its scenes/concept to the Satoshi Kon's Paprika..it would not even exist if it weren't for this animated masterpiece..all of you do yourself a favor and see Paprika..it will be the best thing you ever invested your time into I assure you that.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2010 9:33:36 PM PDT
It's not impossible to have two or more people coming up with the same creative concept. Nolan says he has been working with the ideas for Inception for over ten years. See Memento to bear this out. To say Nolan's film "would not even exist if it weren't for ..." is an assumption on your part that isn't persuasive at all.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2010 10:57:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 5, 2010 11:02:38 PM PDT
He has CLEARLY stated in interviews that Satoshi Kon's Paprika was a prime influence on creating Inception and its main heroine as a character..this is common knowledge.A simple click on Google will tell you this not to mention all the obvious scenes from Inception that were taken directly from Paprika itself..one example being when Ellen Page touches the glass and it scatters into pieces..that very scene is in Paprika which was made in 2006..there are quite a few other scenes that are from Paprika that were used in Inception..also the animated film Paprika is based off Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel..meaning the dream concept has been around for over 16 years before Nolan even began to think of it..its not an assumption at all its a simple fact..Inception's concept of dreams is not original like everyone seems to think it is..it was done years before he even started working on his script.I love Inception to pieces its just credit needs to be given to the obvious sources and influences that many people aren't aware of.
Posted on Oct 12, 2010 2:45:00 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2010 9:59:19 AM PDT