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Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best there is at extraction: stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind’s vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one. If they succeed, Cobb and his team could pull off the perfect crime. But no planning or expertise can prepare them for a dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy only Cobb could have seen coming.
Science-fiction features often involve time travel or strange worlds. In Christopher Nolan's heist thriller Inception, the concepts converge through the realm of dreams. With his trusty associate, Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a fine foil), Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio, in a role that recalls Shutter Island) steals ideas for clients from the minds of competitors. Fallen on hard times, he's become estranged from his family and hopes one last extraction will set things right. Along comes Saito (Ken Watanabe, Batman Begins), who hires Cobb to plant an idea in the mind of energy magnate Fischer (Cillian Murphy, another Batman vet). Less experienced with the art of inception, Cobb ropes in an architecture student (Ellen Page), a chemist (Dileep Rao), and a forger (Tom Hardy) for assistance. During their preparations, Page's Ariadne stumbles upon a secret that may jeopardize the entire operation: Cobb is losing the ability to control his subconscious (Marion Cotillard plays a figure from his past). Until this point, the scenario can be confusing, since the action begins inside a dream before returning to reality. Then, after the team gets to Fischer, three dream states play out at once, resulting in four narratives, including events in the real world. It all makes sense within the rules Nolan establishes, but the impatient may find themselves much like Guy Pearce in Memento: completely confused. If Inception doesn't hit the same heights as The Dark Knight, Nolan's finest film to date, it's a gravity-defying spectacular to rival Dark City and The Matrix. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
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After having watched it again via streaming I remember why I liked the movie but now I find that now that I got to take in more of the details that it left me wishing there were more to it than what it actually was. Utilizing the world of subconscious dreams was a fascinating vehicle to tell a simple story of redemption basically, and the details actually were more about driving the story in the dream vehicle they created in this Inception Dream World more so than I could actually relate to with my own dreaming experiences. A little touch of the bewildering experiences that happen only in dreams like old friends you barely remember showing up randomly, spontaneous flying, not being able to run when you are trying your best, suddenly being naked in a crowd, etc., would have truly connected me more with the Dream Vehicle.
Leo was solid, no complaints there. Everyone played their roles well with a fairly limited script involving true human interaction. The goal of the script here was to Drive This Plot Vehicle Home! I would recommend it alone for it's mind opening concepts, but a classic like the "Matrix" series it is not.
WARNING: this film will make you think and it leaves ambiguity in its plot and ending so you have to go back and draw your own conclusions. Don't watch without giving your full attention.
The acting is fantastic. The story is a great trip that really leaves you questioning what was real and what wasn't. (Sort of like The Matrix, but with less "bullet time" and crazy sunglasses)
This movie will tire you out just watching it trying to figure out what's going on.
The thing I appreciated most about this movie is that they never tried to explain the science behind the dream control machine. They just said "this is it, it works, accept it" rather than spending a half hour of the film showing how it works with some impossible explanation that made no sense. They just asked you to suspend disbelief for the length of the film and it works great!
As for the quality of the Blu Ray print, it's incredible. This film was made with a great combination of strong set design a limited (but well done) use of CGI. So the look of the film is fantastic and the Blu Ray print really picks it up masterfully.
My only problem with Amazon movies (all of them), is that my HD TV seems to not be able to allow me to hear those low-dialogue moments which some films have a lot of ... this one left me wondering what some actors said, and hoping the movie wouldn't have too many scenes like that ... it was okay, but I wish that Amazon had the audio quality of Netflix ... especially for "Hi-definition" quality films; I have no problem hearing whispers on Netflix movies on my TV, so why do the Amazon movies seem to drop the audio? I have no idea, but I refuse to give five-stars to any Amazon film until the audio quality is enhanced!
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If you have not seen this in years, it is worth watching again.