Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mini movie review: Inception

I very much enjoy Christopher Nolan's thinky thrillers - Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight - and I expected to love Inception.  Well, I liked Inception, and I suppose the more I think about it the more I like it, but I didn't love it.  I loved the story concept - manipulation of people's dreams - and thought it was executed very well.  The movie was well-cast too although it could have used a couple more moments of humor like Joseph Gordon Leavitt's impish kiss with Ellen Page.  But I found it to be overlong and may have dozed off right in the middle of it, just for a very short while but long enough that I didn't really understand what JGL was up to, wiring explosives all over his second level dream location.  Still, Inception is head and shoulders above what passes for most mainstream Hollywood thriller/action flicks and well worth your time, if you don't mind having to use your brain a bit while watching a movie.

1 comment:

  1. I find myself liking a lot of Nolan's non-Batman stuff but not feeling the need to watch them again like I do TDK. Memento and Inception fall into that category. They are incredibly well-made movies, but leave me with a "once-is-enough-for-now" vibe after watching them.