Saturday, 26 October 2013

Review : Inception

Inception: A film which dares to challenge, the idea of how we think the world is. Through the interpretive illusion. When a skilled extractor is offered the chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible.

Hello Film Lovers

I welcome you to my review of 'Inception' a film of which I'm you've all seen. If your one of those people who haven't it yet, then I suggest you get round it sometime.

What's to say about Inception? I tend to think of it the other way around, What's not to say about Inception?  It isn't a fantastic sure. but it is an incredible production, the budget on this film was a massive $160,000,000 (estimated). All that money was given to contemplate the most mind blowing challenges that other directors have only dreamed to create.

Christopher Nolan actually dares to do something, pretty much extraordinary. The effects on this film, are just brilliant. I can watch them, and really connect as to what's going on in the story, obviously you can't take the story to a literal extent, because that would be going a bit too far, but for a second or so, you do believe that what your watching is believable. 

I think that's the trickiest thing about film making, selling your story to the audience. how can you engage with them in way only you can?

How can you create a film, with a story which dwells on a subject others haven't dared to touch in the fear of failure? and make them believe it. 

The trouble I have with films these days, is I sit back, relax and enjoy it. Though that's good in some ways, it's bad in others. Because it convinces me, what I'm watching is not real.


The Storyline of 'Inception' is this. Dom Cobb who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio is a very skilled individual. Not to mention an experienced thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, which is where the mind is at its most vulnerable. 

Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everyone and everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance to redeem himself.

One last job could change the shape of the future of earth, as well as give him his old life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one.

Here's a clip.

The cast for this film is excellent. Christopher Nolan knows good actors and uses them well.

You got some amazing people coming in to work on this production, all of which are clearly identified as being the sort of people you'd emphasise being in it. You do think that actors are in it, for the sake of being in it. But that doesn't bother me so much, providing they do a good job.

The film includes actors Nolan has worked with before : Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Michael Caine,
Marion Cotillard and Cillian Murphy to name a  few. All actors mentioned from the same project which is 'The Dark Knight' Batman trilogy.

It's not like there's anyone new to the main cast coming in, it's all very familiar. like family,  people are used to it.

It's a common thing with films, when a director finds or knows someone who is good, they use them again. I'm sure all the actors listed above are people that Nolan could rely upon. 

So there isn't really a bad member of the cast in it. The main cast that is.

Story wise, it's a fascinating concept and a lovely idea. I'm pretty sure that no one (critics or public) knew what was coming, or what to expect when sitting down to watch 'Inception' for the first time. 

I think that what made me want to go and see it, this uncertain feeling of 'not knowing'.

We all believe what are minds tell us to, in a reality where the mind believes to be real we accept. That is what Inception plays upon. 

The only thing, I didn't get was the ending. I'm sure many people have said this. The ending brings questions to my mind, questions which are best left unanswered. 

Well that's it.

Thank you for reading this review.

It's been good to review this film inperticular. I will give it 8/10.

NEXT TIME: And over the next week, because it's halloween I'll review some classic scary movies. Starting with 'The Shining' starring Jack Nichlson. That will be my 100th Review! Which will be very exciting. I'll get back to you all on Monday the 28th of October 2013.

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