Inception (2010): A Great Films mini-review



Inception Movie Poster



Director:

Christopher Nolan

Trailer:

Synopsis:

In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.

My mini-review:

Out of the imaginative and creative mind of Christopher Nolan comes a film so smart and, dare I say, revolutionary in its storytelling and presentation that makes it an instant classic. Inception is a film unlike any other I have seen, especially from Nolan. It boasts an impressive cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, and Marion Cotillard, all at the top of their game. However, it is Nolan’s structure of the story that makes it a truly great film as he manages to keep the complex story understandable to the viewer throughout its runtime. Inception is one of the 21st century’s greatest films and will surely enjoy a long life with avid film-goers everywhere.

Favorite Scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)

  • Cobb and Ariadne share a dream
  • All scenes containing the banter between Hardy’s Eames and Gordon-Levitt’s Arthur
  • “Tilted Combat” scene
  • Final scene (Is it a dream or is it real?)

Outstanding performances:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio (as Cobb)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as Arthur)
  • Tom Hardy (as Eames)
  • Ellen Page (as Ariadne)
  • Marion Cotillard (as Mal)

Runtime:

2 hours and 28 minutes

Rating:

PG-13

Genres:

Action / Adventure / Mystery


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