Rating: Pretty Damn Good
If you like the Matrix AND the Cell, you’ll love this movie. If you’re big into films and remember the movie Dreamscape, you’ll also like Inception. Personally, I was disappointed with the movie, and honestly I wasn’t expecting much in the first place. Read on and I’ll tell ya why. First we’ll start with the good stuff though.
What Everybody Seemed to Love:
-The visual interpretation of a dream is as close as you’re getting compared to other movies
-The concept of inception is hauntingly relatable
-Good special effects and visuals
-A good amount of funny moments
-Some actual meaning to go with the action and special effects
What People May not like:
-There were a lot of people that thought the acting was too dry and not very good
-The cutting between dreamscapes was choppy and left you spending more time trying to keep track of the story than being sucked into it
-Too many characters that didn’t matter enough
-Relationships that build, loyalties that exist, without any believable reason for it, the bonds between characters don’t feel real (this was also kind of the point, in the dream world you accept things you normally wouldn’t)
-Even though the special effects are epic, their creativity is rather basic and dry
-LONG! And really doesn’t need to be
I think that maybe Leonardo DiCaprio was in the mood for surrealistic film when he signed up for “Shutter Island” and must have signed up for this movie at the same time. If you really watch the movie, the two are basically the same thing, just different “Stuff” to deliver the story. Though, in fairness the two movies each have a single main point that they make that differ from each other. I don’t want to be too hard on this movie because it’s rare anyone is even brave enough to even make surrealistic films and I’m a fan of this genre. With all that being said, the question at the end of the day is at what likeliness would you want to pay your hard earned money to see this movie? Well, I’d say that most people will feel as though the two hours and twenty some odd minutes they spend watching this movie will be more enjoyable than many other movies of the same length from any genre, it’s that good. The movie will do its job; provide a mental escape from the daily drama grind and be fun and entertaining at the same time. At the end, even with all the crazy stuff happening, the movie keeps it simple and chooses to solidify one or two main messages in the movie and so in the end, you leave feeling a little changed for the better, while intrigued enough to want to see it again.
I think full price is fair, up to 10 bucks at the theater, 3D would be badass for this movie. Probably 20 for the DVD as well, though I’m not sure I’d buy this film. I’ll have to think about that one a bit more.
Really curious to see what you think,