Saturday, July 24, 2010


Directed by Christopher Nolan
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Michael Caine, Lukas Haas, Pete Postlethwaite

It's hard to ignore your expectations when they are clearly very, very high. This was the case with Inception and thankfully the film exceeded even my wildest expectations. Unless something hugely unexpected happens, this film will easily be the best film of 2010.

Cobb (DiCaprio) is a highly skilled thief in a world where the technology exists to enter a human mind through dream invasion. He is given a chance to right the wrongs of his past by pulling a final and very dangerous job involving inception.

It's almost impossible to describe the film further without giving some of it's precious gold away. Nolan has been touted the Kubrick of his generation and by every new movie he proves that to be a very good and valid argument because since Memento launced his career to the big leagues, every new film has been an improvement over the previous. After his Batman sequel The Dark Knight it was almost laughable to think he could top the effort, but with Inception that miracle has happened. Starting with an ensamble of genius character actors especially in the supporting cast from Murphy to Caine and a script so well thought out that it is simply a profound joy to marvel what has been put on screen. 

Then there are the visuals. The dream sequences are nothing short of astounding. Imagination has been allowed to run wild and it has conjured some of the most brilliant ideas ever given to an audience to ponder. A special commendation must be given to Gordon-Levitt for his amazing hallway fight sequence that takes place in shifting gravities. Fucking brilliant.

Go see Inception. Now. FASTER.

Ohjaaja Nolan on Memento-elokuvan jälkeen pistänyt jokaisella leffalla edellistä paremmaksi ja trendi jatkuu Inceptionin merkeissä, joka sentään joutui seuraamaan heti klassikoksi lyötyä Yön Ritaria. Mutta ihme on tosiaan tapahtunut sillä tämä filmi ei ole mitään muuta kuin tuoreita ideoita, mahtavia visuaalisia taikoja, nerokasta käsikirjoittamista ja A-luokan näyttelijäsuorituksia. Erityinen kunniamaininta täytyy myöntää Gordon-Levittille taistelukohtauksesta joka tapahtuu muuttuvissa painovoimien pyörteissä. Käsittämättömän hieno leffa.

Inception at IMDb


Kaisa said...

Saw it on Thursday, and I was blown away. The movie kept me glued to my seat the whole time and after walking out of the theatre I wasn't able to speak, I was just a mess. All I can say is Inception = awesomet mindfuck I've ever had or ever will..?

I'm soooo going to the movies to see it it again!

EdWood said...

Me too, mate :D ME TOO!