I’ll tell you a movie that does suck. Iron Man 2. Critics rave it as being a brilliant sequel to the Marvel franchise, but although it is entertaining, it doesn’t further the Iron Man, create more character depth, or inspire the audience.
Inception does all of that by being one of the most brilliant movies I’ve ever seen. I won’t go into details for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, but it is essentially a combination of “The Matrix” and “Dark Night”, and yes, this movie is greater than the sum of its parts.
Reviewers have called it a “thinking man’s movie” but don’t let that turn you off. Anyone with a brain can follow the plot line given they don’t talk during it. Turning to the person next to you to ask for clarification will only put you farther behind. Every sentence in Director Nolan’s masterpiece is important.
In Inception Nolan takes you into the world of dreams as lead Leonardo DiCaprio (Cobb) works to break into the subconscious of Cillian Murphy (Robert Fisher). As DiCaprio digs deeper and deeper into Murphy’s mind though, he soon finds his own subconscious at work, leading him on a chase to uncover truth and resolve the conflicts of his own past.
What makes this movie brilliant though is how it draws the audience in. the first 30 minutes will entertain you. The next hour will make you start asking questions, and by the end, you will leave the theater just as confused as the characters in the story as to what is and what isn’t reality.
Nolan has done it once again in Inception, a brilliantly crafted blockbuster that will leave you wanting to see it again and again. For those of you who prefer to wait and rent, don’t. Either see it now, or buy it later.