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Seen "Inception?" Want to talk about it?
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: July 19, 2010 - 3:55 PM PDT
Last Reply: July 29, 2010 - 12:13 PM PDT

author topic: Seen "Inception?" Want to talk about it?
Cinenaut
post #1  on July 19, 2010 - 3:55 PM PDT  
I thought "Inception" was a great summer movie. A little bit of a heist movie, a little bit of sci-fi, a little bit of a puzzle box...

The ending was perfect.

While I have quibbles and qualms and questions about the movie, they don't override the fact that I found it tremendously entertaining.

underdog
post #2  on July 22, 2010 - 10:59 AM PDT  
No one's seen INCEPTION?

C'mon people!

Okay, er, I haven't either, which means I've had to really skim or stay off of Twitter all week to risk having it spoiled or getting biased in any direction. Seeing it tomorrow finally! Will report back!
Cinenaut
post #3  on July 22, 2010 - 1:33 PM PDT  
So far, Dileep Rao has been in "Drag Me to Hell," "Avatar" and now "Inception." If the keeps this up, he's going to be a serious genre character actor fave.
troublemaker
post #4  on July 22, 2010 - 2:08 PM PDT  
Saw it, enjoyed the hell out of it. Is it worth all the "BEST MOVIE I EVER SAWWW" accolades it's getting? I'm not sure. I'm still letting everything sit for a while as I continue to think and deliberate over it. I'm just glad to see people enjoy and embrace a film that takes a certain degree of brain-power (at least for a summer feature). I get a sense of this film being something of this decades Bladerunner.
shiftless
post #5  on July 22, 2010 - 11:20 PM PDT  
I'm seeing it tomorrow night, will report back.
Cinenaut
post #6  on July 23, 2010 - 9:22 AM PDT  
Yeah, it's definitely not the best movie every made or anything, but it really is a breath of fresh air compared to most of the other summer movies so far.

It's not even really that deep; it's kind of like this big satisfying clockwork toy.

I loved the zero gravity effects. It made me want to see Christopher Nolan direct a good sci-fi space flick.
shiftless
post #7  on July 24, 2010 - 12:49 AM PDT  
I'm happy and surprised to say I really enjoyed it. I avoid previews and reading about movies before seeing them, so I went in not knowing a thing about it, except I found out that Leonardo D. was in it about 10 minutes before hand.

The best for me was the fight that happened while the van was rolling over and over. It looked great and very smooth. I also really enjoyed the part about Leo and his wife spending decades together, making their world. It had enough attention paid to it that it didn't just seem like a tossed off plot point, lots of emotion there.

I was somewhat disappointed to see Ellen Page in it but she wasn't as bad as I feared. She reads like she's 12 so it seemed weird to have her in the group.

Who is the hot actor who donned the various disguises in the movie? Gonna have to look him up!
Cinenaut
post #8  on July 26, 2010 - 5:00 PM PDT  
Tom Hardy played Mr. Eames. He is a scene stealer.
underdog
post #9  on July 27, 2010 - 9:28 AM PDT  
INCEPTION's a knockout. To be an enthralling blockbuster that satisfies on that level but also manage to force audience's brains to work for once, and to stick with you afterwards is quite an accomplishment. I think my only quibble might be that it could stand to be a bit shorter, I thought the shootout in the ice mountain fortress maybe got a little tiring, and there were a few bits of expository dialogue, but that's about it. It's pretty masterful. I really liked the MC Escher-ness of it all.

And gasp! It's an original story/screenplay -- not based on a comic book or a remake! It...can...be...done!

Yeah great cast, Hardy is terrific, everyone is good. I love Ellen Page though I briefly wondered if maybe she was miscast but she ended up being just right.

It's both mindbending and popcorn entertainment, kudos to the Nolan bros!
underdog
post #10  on July 27, 2010 - 9:29 AM PDT  
> On July 26, 2010 - 5:00 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Tom Hardy played Mr. Eames. He is a scene stealer.
> ---------------------------------

Yeah Tom Hardy was far and away the reason to see Bronson.
shiftless
post #11  on July 27, 2010 - 3:18 PM PDT  
I liked how it made you think to keep up as well. A friend of mine said he was exhausted by the end of it, but I left the theater feeling pretty satisfied and my mind certainly kept turning it over for the next few days.

I now remember Tom Hardy was "Handsome Bob" in Rocknrolla ( I think it was 'Bob', it might have been another name). I liked that movie as well, probably more because I came in with pretty low expectations. It wasn't anything earth shaking, but fairly entertaining.

I really wanted there to be a spinning top at the end of the credits...

please NO sequels to this one!
underdog
post #12  on July 27, 2010 - 3:58 PM PDT  
Yeah a sequel would be a horrible idea. I also heard that Nolan contemplated 3-D briefly (because the studio wanted it) and said no, ultimately, because he correctly realized that would add yet another lay of complexity to it that would distract and confuse further. not worth it, looks cool enough as it is.
Cinenaut
post #13  on July 28, 2010 - 2:27 PM PDT  
Can you imagine a trailer for the sequel? "Ariadne! Cobb's in limbo and we gotta bring him back!"

I'm glad there was no spinning top at the end of the credits, because I like the ending just the way it is, with that tiny wobble of the top.

I certainly didn't miss the 3D.


Here's a mash-up of two of this summer's best movies: Toy Story 3: Inception
shiftless
post #14  on July 28, 2010 - 3:05 PM PDT  
> I'm glad there was no spinning top at the end of the credits, because I like the ending just the way it is, with that tiny wobble of the top.


So do you think he was in "reality" at that point? Or are you saying you like the ambiguity? I definitely came out of it thinking he was in yet another dream state, and everything he experienced was all in his mind in one way or another.
Cinenaut
post #15  on July 28, 2010 - 4:08 PM PDT  
> On July 28, 2010 - 3:05 PM PDT shiftless wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So do you think he was in "reality" at that point? Or are you saying you like the ambiguity? I definitely came out of it thinking he was in yet another dream state, and everything he experienced was all in his mind in one way or another.
> ---------------------------------

Yes, I really like the ambiguity. I prefer to think that Cobb was really awake at the end, but I thought the ambiguous ending made for a great after-movie conversation prompt, besides being a nice artsy way to end it.

Wow, check this out: Hans Zimmer Extracts the Secrets of the Inception Score. The score for the movie was derived from the Edith Piaf tune used as part of the plot!






shiftless
post #16  on July 29, 2010 - 12:13 PM PDT  
That's so neat about the score. My friends and I discussed it a lot (just the nature of the score, not that we knew it was based in the Piaf tune). That Bum-BUUUUMMM bum-BUUUMMM was really oppressive at times, but so fit the film. It reminded of stress dreams where you know you have to do something and are trying hard to do it, but just can't. Very effective.

I still don't think he was awake at the end. At one point the wife mentions the children are just projections. And when he sees them at the end, they are posed exactly the same as his "dreams" about them. I'd have to see it again to be sure, but I think they were wearing the same clothes too. Despite the cut away from the spinning top, I don't think the ending was ambiguous about him being in a dream at the end too. Just my opinion, of course!

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