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In my review, I called INCEPTION "an achievement of such grandeur, its remarkable a film of this scale was made" before giving it a 10/10 rating. Chris Bumbray also reviewed the film for us and said it was "easily one of the most mind-bendingly brilliant blockbusters I've ever seen" before, also, giving it a 10/10 rating. The Arrow called it a "modern masterpiece" before, once again, giving it a perfect rating. So is INCEPTION any good?

The early critical word on the film, which I admittedly was a part of, was almost overwhelmingly positive. Lately though, there have been a few detractors who've said maybe it's not as good as everyone says. The movie is perfect for discussion, debate and dissection so, as we often do, we're going to leave this article up all weekend with the Strike Backs open and encourage you to post YOUR review of INCEPTION. If you're so inclined, you can even post a review to your Movie Fan Central profile.

I say this often but it's even more important with this movie: PLEASE NO SPOILERS. And, as always, no attacking, flaming or insulting other users.

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12:39PM on 08/13/2010

Amazing Really

There wasn't one thing that i thought wasn't good in this movie, the acting, directing, and writing were all spot on and the visuals were all amazing.......the movie was great and shall be on my list of greats =]
There wasn't one thing that i thought wasn't good in this movie, the acting, directing, and writing were all spot on and the visuals were all amazing.......the movie was great and shall be on my list of greats =]
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4:56AM on 07/20/2010
For those who saw the likes of Total Recall, Vanilla Sky, The Matrix, etc. in cinemas... a note of caution because I'd hate people to have expectations so high that they end up a little disappointed by the storytelling in this film. Visually however, the film is stunning, and it IS thought-provoking. It just lacks the emotional depth Nolan's films like Insomnia & The Dark Knight had. Still, it's easily the best film of the year so far... for whatever that's worth.
For those who saw the likes of Total Recall, Vanilla Sky, The Matrix, etc. in cinemas... a note of caution because I'd hate people to have expectations so high that they end up a little disappointed by the storytelling in this film. Visually however, the film is stunning, and it IS thought-provoking. It just lacks the emotional depth Nolan's films like Insomnia & The Dark Knight had. Still, it's easily the best film of the year so far... for whatever that's worth.
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11:28PM on 07/19/2010

OK so has anyone....

felt like the popularity in lucid dreaming will be significantly on the rise due to this movie. Anyone open for discussion on this???
felt like the popularity in lucid dreaming will be significantly on the rise due to this movie. Anyone open for discussion on this???
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4:40AM on 07/20/2010
I agree with you and I also think a bunch of uncreative directors will try to have anti gravity fight scenes in their movies now.
I agree with you and I also think a bunch of uncreative directors will try to have anti gravity fight scenes in their movies now.
6:17PM on 07/19/2010

Inception is so well made...

when I left the theater I asked myself how I had gotten to the theater just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.
when I left the theater I asked myself how I had gotten to the theater just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.
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3:23PM on 07/19/2010

WOW!!!

What an amazing film! I've seen it 3 times now, and it gets better every time. All around great movie! From the acting, to the music, to the cinematography. Hands down, best movie of the year.
What an amazing film! I've seen it 3 times now, and it gets better every time. All around great movie! From the acting, to the music, to the cinematography. Hands down, best movie of the year.
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6:22PM on 07/19/2010
WOW!!!!
What an amazing post! You've posted it two times already...

;)...sorry, I couldn't resist.
WOW!!!!
What an amazing post! You've posted it two times already...

;)...sorry, I couldn't resist.
3:20PM on 07/19/2010

WOW!!!

What an amazing film! I've seen it 3 times now, and it gets better every time. All around great movie! From the acting, to the music, to the cinematography. Hands down, best movie of the year.
What an amazing film! I've seen it 3 times now, and it gets better every time. All around great movie! From the acting, to the music, to the cinematography. Hands down, best movie of the year.
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3:18PM on 07/19/2010
Christopher Nolan is our generation's Hitchcock. This is just my opinion but every Nolan film I've I think is excellent. Better than Spielberg, better than Fincher and everyone else(only because they've had some good and some not so good films before). And I'm the father of a 16mos old boy and I will say that I was in tears at the end! I've never had that happen before in 25 years of watching movies. Any movie that does that is truly amazing!
Christopher Nolan is our generation's Hitchcock. This is just my opinion but every Nolan film I've I think is excellent. Better than Spielberg, better than Fincher and everyone else(only because they've had some good and some not so good films before). And I'm the father of a 16mos old boy and I will say that I was in tears at the end! I've never had that happen before in 25 years of watching movies. Any movie that does that is truly amazing!
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7:23AM on 07/19/2010

Inception > The Matrix 1...

...there, I said it.
...there, I said it.
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1:23AM on 07/19/2010

Best Of The Year So Far!

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

Christopher Nolan is a very odd duck for me. He's made 6 films (excluding this one), 4 are good to great, 1 of them is a failed epic with god awful action and one of the worst endings to any movie ever, and the last one is one of worst films of the last decade, and one of my most disappointed films of all time. But since the majority of his films are good, I was excited for this, plus the cast is amazing, and the trailers were intriguing. Where does
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

Christopher Nolan is a very odd duck for me. He's made 6 films (excluding this one), 4 are good to great, 1 of them is a failed epic with god awful action and one of the worst endings to any movie ever, and the last one is one of worst films of the last decade, and one of my most disappointed films of all time. But since the majority of his films are good, I was excited for this, plus the cast is amazing, and the trailers were intriguing. Where does fall under the vast spectrum of Nolan films for me than? Easily, his best and most accomplished film.

Reportedly, Nolan has been working on this script for ten years, and I imagine he used that time to make sure everything worked out- dreams within dreams within dreams within dreams, plus the story that's taking place in reality- all had to have their threads tied off, in a way that makes sense for all the worlds, and the characters had to remain consistent within any given world. The fact that it all adds up nicely, neatly, and makes sense, just shows the sheer dedication he had for this movie, and it definitely shows in the film.

The visual effects are astounding, looking quite real. As hard as it might have been to do some of this stuff practically, I am positive they are, with only a few bits being CG, and most that is probably augmenting etc. The slightly shown in the trail Paris folding over itself is quite a spectacle. Ellen Page's Ariadne is being taught how to shape dreams into mazes, and she goes crazy. The folding is just the beginning, and when she uses mirrors to show reflect each other and make a whole new street, it's glorious.

Acting-wise, there's not a false or bad delivery to be found. Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Cobb, and ringmaster of our dream thieves, and arc has been said to be similar to his role in Shutter Island, which is only a little true. Yes, on a base level they are similar- each is haunted by their old life with his family, before the wife went crazy. One of the key differences here though, is that Cobb's guilt, makes absolute sense, whereas his Teddy, while a high minded and heroic figure, was just two shades above being entirely emo.

DiCaprio gives a career best performance here. Cobb's emotional state is very well conveyed, and when he switches from fragile to total business, part of that is to hide that he's losing control on his psyche, but he truly knows the ins and outs of his somewhat forced career, and can teach anyone just about anything they need to know about how dreams shift, change, and what the subconscious does when it's alerted. Having to play calm, cool, collected, grieving, torn, and a little nuts not just at the same time, but within various realities, couldn't have been easy, and the fact DiCaprio makes us believe he knows exactly what's going on, and feel sympathy for him is quite the feat.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I know am now under the impression that he can do no wrong. Seriously, thinking about his last few performances- they were excellent. Here= damn amazing. As Cobb's right hand man, Arthur, he's grade A badass. He's the tech savvy one, that is suppose to provide the various kicks within the dreams. Arthur, and most of the characters, don't have any real subplots, hell I don't think there is a subplot to be found. However, his character doesn't feel one dimensional, partly due to the strength of the writing, but mostly because Levitt has such natural presence and charisma we never question.

Ellen Page breaks out of her recent "Juno"-esque characters, and it's refreshing. As the architect, the builder of the dream, and the one whose dreams are the actual bias for the operations, she's smart to the up take, and quick to learn, and the only one to discover, by curiosity and forcefulness, Cobb's secrets. She's self assured and has great fun with her new found, um, hobby (not too sure what to call it).

Marion Cotillard, as Cobb's deceased wife, other than in his memories, of which he's quickly losing control is great. Her fierceness, and the way she gets mad then lustful than lovey, is quite impressive. Also, her role near the end becomes mesmerizing, insightful, and beautiful. It had me in tears. Literally, I was crying at her character's resolution.

Tom Hardy, hot off a highly acclaimed performance in Bronson, as a forger- one who impersonates important and highly influential characters within the mark's life, in the populated dreams, is good. Cillian Murphy as the mark is good, and is surprisingly emotional. Ken Watanabe, as the antagonist, I guess, that's what he is, hasn't been this good in an American production to date. Also look out for a cameo by the always awesome Lukas Haas.

The themes of the film are strong and resonant. Nolan maneuvers around them admirably, and never loses sight of them. The cinematography is dreamy and lush, with the colors getting more eye popping the deeper we get in within the dreams. The crazier and brighter, the more intense the oncoming crazy.

Oddly, the story structure is a little reminiscent of Nolan's worst film, The Prestige. We start off with Cobb being found on a beach, and being dragged to talk to someone, than we flash backward to see how we got here. However, this one doesn't shoot us in the foot by answering all our questions right away- Why is he there? How did he get there? What does he want with this man?- these are all things that immediately grab us, and in order to find the answers, we have to watch the whole film.

The action is excellently handled, with the stand out being an off gravity, then no gravity fight between Levitt and some subconscious bodyguards. Man, that is an exhilarating scene. The camera is held for a longtime, and the room starts to spin from side to side, as the van from dream one, is being chased so it's swerving all over, causing dream two to alter. Levitt knows exactly how to react to this sort of thing, whilst the thugs don't, giving a great advantage to him. All the action though is truly damn well executed, and the fact that we are invested into the characters' fates make it much more engrossing.
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12:17AM on 07/19/2010

Blows your mind! Blows it Again! Blows it up in Layers! Blows all your expectations! Then Blows it ALL UP All OVER AGAIN!!

I have essays worth of commentary to unload about this movie, then again I have been critically analyzing movies ever since I started adopting a daily diet of digesting critical reviews, and this movie is satisfying even on postviewing discussions. Still digesting all the insights through rottentomatoes, but as a fan of Nolan and William Gibson's "Neuromancer", this is the closest thing to a penultimate adaptation of that novel, that we are going to get until it is actually translated.

I
I have essays worth of commentary to unload about this movie, then again I have been critically analyzing movies ever since I started adopting a daily diet of digesting critical reviews, and this movie is satisfying even on postviewing discussions. Still digesting all the insights through rottentomatoes, but as a fan of Nolan and William Gibson's "Neuromancer", this is the closest thing to a penultimate adaptation of that novel, that we are going to get until it is actually translated.

I am a fan of the Nolan's meticulous attention to cinematic narrative, and as someone who has immersed themselves in Riddler lore and sees the potential of puzzle construction, I look forward to a Nolanverse entry to Riddler's incarnations.

The seeds are planted and if the Nolans bring their vision of Riddler and place him in the same cinematic language that their previous films have taken, i.e. Memento, The Following, The Prestige, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, this could be the epitome of the cerebral Edward Nigma, that many of us, have been quietly and not-so quietly sitting at the edge of our seats for.
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11:15PM on 07/18/2010

Loved it

I realized how awesome after I left the theater and was back in reality. The feeling after watching the movie is undescribable. In my opinion, Inception is a masterpiece.
I realized how awesome after I left the theater and was back in reality. The feeling after watching the movie is undescribable. In my opinion, Inception is a masterpiece.
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10:17PM on 07/18/2010
While I'm still chewing over a lot of the movie in my mind still, I liked it. There are a few places where a little more editing would have helped here and there, and the only problem I did have was with the ending which I (and my friend) found a little too predictable. Also, Nolan needs to leave the shaky-cam behind for action sequences.

The acting was good, the effects were amazing, and there are just enough clues scattered throughout the movie that make you think things aren't quite what
While I'm still chewing over a lot of the movie in my mind still, I liked it. There are a few places where a little more editing would have helped here and there, and the only problem I did have was with the ending which I (and my friend) found a little too predictable. Also, Nolan needs to leave the shaky-cam behind for action sequences.

The acting was good, the effects were amazing, and there are just enough clues scattered throughout the movie that make you think things aren't quite what they seemed. 8.5/10
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8:55PM on 07/18/2010

best in a while

rarely do movies live up but this did that and more!!!!!
rarely do movies live up but this did that and more!!!!!
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8:49PM on 07/18/2010

SICK!!!!

I absolutely loved Inception. What a deep, multi-layered film. I couldn't even begin to understand how the Nolan boy's could even write something so amazing. Truly remarkable! I must see it again as I am sure I missed something. If you don't see this movie, you are foolish, and will be truly missing one of the great original films of this generation!
I absolutely loved Inception. What a deep, multi-layered film. I couldn't even begin to understand how the Nolan boy's could even write something so amazing. Truly remarkable! I must see it again as I am sure I missed something. If you don't see this movie, you are foolish, and will be truly missing one of the great original films of this generation!
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8:49PM on 07/18/2010

Inception = Masterpiece

So what if I'm a Nolan fan? This past week I watched Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. I've already studied and analysed in great detail his filmography as a Film Studies major. And I walked into that midnight IMAX screening knowing just like any movie that reaches that maximum anticipation level, it could have sucked.

But no hyperbole. When it ended, I walked out of one of the greatest films I think I'll ever have the privilege to
So what if I'm a Nolan fan? This past week I watched Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. I've already studied and analysed in great detail his filmography as a Film Studies major. And I walked into that midnight IMAX screening knowing just like any movie that reaches that maximum anticipation level, it could have sucked.

But no hyperbole. When it ended, I walked out of one of the greatest films I think I'll ever have the privilege to witness. It's all already been said. I love this film on multiple levels for its originality, complexity, and absolutely remarkable visuals. Every aspect achieves cinematic perfection: Pfister's always engrossing cinematography, Zimmer's captivating score, the perfect cast led by another career highlight performance from DiCaprio. This film has set a new benchmark in the sci-fi/action genre the same way films like The Matrix and Avatar have during recent film history.

Already after two viewings, it'd be a stretch to say that I fully comprehend the story's intricacy. However, since this is Nolan's mind unravelled onscreen (10-25 years in the making), who's to say any of us will ever fully understand the film one day? Especially with that perfect ending, multiple interpretations will materialize and this film will be talked about for decades.

Going a third time tomorrow. Every time that I've walked out of the theatre has been followed by some of the deepest, most involving thoughts I've ever had after watching a film. I know we say we lose all faith in the Academy every year but if Inception doesn't sweep, how can any serious filmgoer ever taken them seriously again.

The Dark Knight set a new benchmark of quality for not only the comic book & superhero genres but cinema altogether. I'm beyond words as to how Christopher Nolan could have brought us a film at the level of The Dark Knight, and then besting that effort with less than two years. Inception = Masterpiece
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12:27AM on 07/19/2010
Nice to know, there's another Film Student on this Forum. There is definitely papers and papers that can easily be filled dissecting the Nolans entry into the cinematic medium. It takes a tremendous amount of effort refining a passable screenplay treatment, let alone the entire process of casting, principal, and post. In an industry constantly striving to push the envelope, and constantly trying to reinvent itself, it's great to have the Nolans as major players.
Nice to know, there's another Film Student on this Forum. There is definitely papers and papers that can easily be filled dissecting the Nolans entry into the cinematic medium. It takes a tremendous amount of effort refining a passable screenplay treatment, let alone the entire process of casting, principal, and post. In an industry constantly striving to push the envelope, and constantly trying to reinvent itself, it's great to have the Nolans as major players.
7:24PM on 07/18/2010

Exceptional

This film is amazing. Loved every minute of it. Everyone was great in it, the effects were amazing and the story was complex but still understandable. Christopher Nolan continues a near faultless career. What a brilliant film, you gotta see it!!
This film is amazing. Loved every minute of it. Everyone was great in it, the effects were amazing and the story was complex but still understandable. Christopher Nolan continues a near faultless career. What a brilliant film, you gotta see it!!
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6:18PM on 07/18/2010

I loved it.

Such a great movie. I hope it gets many, many, many Oscar noms!
Such a great movie. I hope it gets many, many, many Oscar noms!
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6:10PM on 07/18/2010

I loved it.

Such a great movie. I hope it gets many, many, many Oscar noms!
Such a great movie. I hope it gets many, many, many Oscar noms!
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5:07PM on 07/18/2010

Absolutely loved it!

I knew this movie was going to be long, at about 2.5 hours, but I was surprised and a bit disappointed to see it end so soon. That's definitely one mark of a good movie!
I knew this movie was going to be long, at about 2.5 hours, but I was surprised and a bit disappointed to see it end so soon. That's definitely one mark of a good movie!
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4:37PM on 07/18/2010
Excellent movie...has made up for the last few mediocre movie years. The last time I left a theater feeling like that was after seeing Fight Club for the very first time. A bit shaken. Even more so for Inception.
Excellent movie...has made up for the last few mediocre movie years. The last time I left a theater feeling like that was after seeing Fight Club for the very first time. A bit shaken. Even more so for Inception.
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3:28PM on 07/18/2010

Saw it this morning. . .

. . . Went in w/ high expectations and it ended up being even better than I thought it would be.
. . . Went in w/ high expectations and it ended up being even better than I thought it would be.
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2:54PM on 07/18/2010

Don't Be Afraid To Dream A Little Bigger

Inception is being considered by many to be Nolans masterpiece but it is merely a gem amongst the pile of shit that Hollywood has put out this year to drain our pockets!
Is it Nolans masterpiece? NO!
I believe Nolan will raise the bar again with Batman but in the world of cinema where most films take the road of mediocrity it is above and beyond anything put out this year so far.
Great Cast,Direction,Story,Cinematography and Acting.There are some people that regardless of what perfection
Inception is being considered by many to be Nolans masterpiece but it is merely a gem amongst the pile of shit that Hollywood has put out this year to drain our pockets!
Is it Nolans masterpiece? NO!
I believe Nolan will raise the bar again with Batman but in the world of cinema where most films take the road of mediocrity it is above and beyond anything put out this year so far.
Great Cast,Direction,Story,Cinematography and Acting.There are some people that regardless of what perfection a movie achieves it will never be good enough for them.
Is Inception the perfect movie? NO! It has it's flaws.What they are is different from person to person.Some say,"Ellen Page was an unnecessary character." I believe she was a vital element.Some "the movie was to long".I'd prefer a well told story regardless of time.
All in all Inception was a great film from a great director.For some time now Nolan has sat atop of my top 10 list due to the quality of his work.
My grade 10/10.It was a perfect film in my eye's.That's taking into consideration everything that goes into just making a film.I will purchase it as soon as it hits bluray and I will probably view it twice a year just like all my other top 10 favorites.Which also happens to include two more of Nolans films...The Prestige and The Dark Knight.
Enjoy Nolans Inception but be careful to not obsesses because you will start to question your own reality.Totem anyone?
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2:04PM on 07/18/2010
Lets stop arguing about why we liked it or why we didn't.. more people left the theater satisfied and giddy then bored and disappointed.
Lets stop arguing about why we liked it or why we didn't.. more people left the theater satisfied and giddy then bored and disappointed.
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1:52PM on 07/18/2010

Big Nolan fan and yet...

I left the theatre with confusion.. Not of the movie, because the concept wasn't to complicated, but I sort of felt as though I was trying too hard to like the film, when at times I was bored because I knew where it was headed. I thought he would surprise me but he didn't.. SPOILER ALERT!!! The ending wasn't ambiguous at all, if you really think about it, Even though his spinny thing looked like it might topple, the kids had the exact same clothes from his memories and were in the exact same
I left the theatre with confusion.. Not of the movie, because the concept wasn't to complicated, but I sort of felt as though I was trying too hard to like the film, when at times I was bored because I knew where it was headed. I thought he would surprise me but he didn't.. SPOILER ALERT!!! The ending wasn't ambiguous at all, if you really think about it, Even though his spinny thing looked like it might topple, the kids had the exact same clothes from his memories and were in the exact same position. Now I usually hate amiguous endings, but it would have worked here. All he had to do was simply change the color of the kids clothes.. Maybe he was preoccupied with the batman and superman scripts, who knows, but he kind of dropped the ball.. I still enjoyed the film and I still think he is one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, but INCEPTION left me a little empty. Especially considering the fact that the whole film and everything that occurred within it was for nothing..
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2:16PM on 07/18/2010
That's a valid point. On the flip side, if they weren't wearing the same clothes, wouldn't we know he wasn't dreaming?
That's a valid point. On the flip side, if they weren't wearing the same clothes, wouldn't we know he wasn't dreaming?
2:26PM on 07/18/2010
Well no, because since he is basically now making himself believe that this new dream world is his reality then things would be different according to how he now creates them as he moves along
Well no, because since he is basically now making himself believe that this new dream world is his reality then things would be different according to how he now creates them as he moves along
10:26PM on 07/18/2010
What struck me that he was in a dream world, or limbo, all along was that when he goes to meet Michael Caine's character, Caine tells him (and I'm paraphrasing) "Maybe it's time you came back to reality. Time to come home." Which lead me to believe that everyone on his team were actually constructs of his own mind. Page's character was there to be stronger than him in order to try and force him out of his Limbo and back into reality.
What struck me that he was in a dream world, or limbo, all along was that when he goes to meet Michael Caine's character, Caine tells him (and I'm paraphrasing) "Maybe it's time you came back to reality. Time to come home." Which lead me to believe that everyone on his team were actually constructs of his own mind. Page's character was there to be stronger than him in order to try and force him out of his Limbo and back into reality.
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1:38PM on 07/18/2010

Nolan is

the new Illuminati puppet. And his film has brainwashed you all :)
the new Illuminati puppet. And his film has brainwashed you all :)
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1:29PM on 07/18/2010

i loved it. my theory why many didnt like it as much

think most ppls problem is that they went in with too high of aN expectation, they gave into the hype and as we all know, nothing ever really lives up to the hype, ever. we always tend to nic pic our perfection or what others think is perfection.now if u went into the movie with an open mind and gave it a chance i believe u would have enjoyed it more for what it was, not what you expected. i will see this again, best movie I've seen so far imo
think most ppls problem is that they went in with too high of aN expectation, they gave into the hype and as we all know, nothing ever really lives up to the hype, ever. we always tend to nic pic our perfection or what others think is perfection.now if u went into the movie with an open mind and gave it a chance i believe u would have enjoyed it more for what it was, not what you expected. i will see this again, best movie I've seen so far imo
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1:28PM on 07/18/2010

1 other thing...

I posted my own review and few responses already, but I feel I should bring up something I keep hearing. A couple people have told me Shutter Island was better. Are they serious?! Like it fine, dont like it fine. But come on. To compare two movies based solely on the star actor is so staggeringly ignorant it makes my head hurt. These people are on par with the people who say "Avatar is the best film of all time!". I could do a thesis paper on how Inception was better than Shutter Island, but
I posted my own review and few responses already, but I feel I should bring up something I keep hearing. A couple people have told me Shutter Island was better. Are they serious?! Like it fine, dont like it fine. But come on. To compare two movies based solely on the star actor is so staggeringly ignorant it makes my head hurt. These people are on par with the people who say "Avatar is the best film of all time!". I could do a thesis paper on how Inception was better than Shutter Island, but thats not the point of this prose. The point is people not knowing what makes a good movie a good movie. Granted, yes everyone has a right to there opinion, but there are reasons certain films are just plain better than others. I enjoyed Shutter Isl despite the fact it was like 400 other movies previously released, Scorsese knows what he's doing, even if the story is blah. Maybe my point is totally lost by now. I just wanted to vent my frustration with trying to talk serious about movies with mindless sheople. =/
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12:39PM on 07/18/2010

Really good

A challenging watch - but excellent!
A challenging watch - but excellent!
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3:32PM on 07/18/2010
I agree. I felt like I followed it properly, but realized as I left the theater that in spite of my enjoyment, I had a good sized headache.
I agree. I felt like I followed it properly, but realized as I left the theater that in spite of my enjoyment, I had a good sized headache.
12:33PM on 07/18/2010
I haven't seen the movie yet (opens here next week), but I thought this video review was interesting to share: [link]
I haven't seen the movie yet (opens here next week), but I thought this video review was interesting to share: [link]
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12:19PM on 07/18/2010

Nolan-Fans worse than twilight fans

I don't get all the hate for the people who don't like a Nolan movie. I didn't like the Batman movies and I thought Memento was just OK. For me every Nolan movie tries to be deeper than it actually is. There are a lot of other talented filmmakers so I see no need to consider Nolan as the savior of Hollywood. I think it's cool that he tries to do quality work but I still don't liked his movies so far and I think his fans are not very tolerant and open minded. So give me hundred thumbs down to
I don't get all the hate for the people who don't like a Nolan movie. I didn't like the Batman movies and I thought Memento was just OK. For me every Nolan movie tries to be deeper than it actually is. There are a lot of other talented filmmakers so I see no need to consider Nolan as the savior of Hollywood. I think it's cool that he tries to do quality work but I still don't liked his movies so far and I think his fans are not very tolerant and open minded. So give me hundred thumbs down to prove my hypothesis.
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1:02PM on 07/18/2010
To say Nolan fans ARENT open minded is rather contradictory. Nolan's films are meditative. There's not much that's deep about Memento, but they way the film was edited messes with our train of thought. It challenges our perceptions. THATS one great thing about a lot of Nolan's films- you can't always tell who's the good-guy and who's the bad-guy. Nolan brings a refreshing take to a plethora of remakes and unnecessary sequels. You obviously have a right to your opinion, but to say Nolan fans are
To say Nolan fans ARENT open minded is rather contradictory. Nolan's films are meditative. There's not much that's deep about Memento, but they way the film was edited messes with our train of thought. It challenges our perceptions. THATS one great thing about a lot of Nolan's films- you can't always tell who's the good-guy and who's the bad-guy. Nolan brings a refreshing take to a plethora of remakes and unnecessary sequels. You obviously have a right to your opinion, but to say Nolan fans are on par with twilight fans?!?! I don't hate on anybody who says they don't like Nolan. I DO however provide concise retorts for people give others shit for liking the things they do. Its alright, cerebral movies aren't for everyone.
1:36PM on 07/18/2010
You're right on some level and wrong on another. But I agree that Nolan fans have become just like the Twilight fans they so hate so much. The dedication and hype and love and passion for the project is all there. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that BUT even though I don't care for Twilight, it irks me that people who GEEK out on Nolan completely BASH on Twilight when they're doing the exact same thing with their own movie/property. So then ppl aren't allowed to enjoy Twilight for
You're right on some level and wrong on another. But I agree that Nolan fans have become just like the Twilight fans they so hate so much. The dedication and hype and love and passion for the project is all there. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that BUT even though I don't care for Twilight, it irks me that people who GEEK out on Nolan completely BASH on Twilight when they're doing the exact same thing with their own movie/property. So then ppl aren't allowed to enjoy Twilight for what it is? But if you want ay resepect and a valid opinion you HAVE to like Nolan or Inception? It doesn't work that way, never has and never will. This is what makes the Nolan fanbase look so pretentious and snobby. Very unlikeable. I have yet to see Inception, and I will, but all this geeking out is extremely off-putting.
10:46AM on 07/18/2010

To tp4ever...

Thanks a lot bud. One of the few reviews from someone who wasn't as blown away by the movie as others but doesn't insult/question the people who liked it at the same time. Thanks for your opinion.
Thanks a lot bud. One of the few reviews from someone who wasn't as blown away by the movie as others but doesn't insult/question the people who liked it at the same time. Thanks for your opinion.
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10:30AM on 07/18/2010

very good, not his masterpiece however

Very very good movie, not as good as The Dark Knight though but that is too tough to do the characters of tdk are already know and its a sequel like toy story 3 which I would say is the best movie of the year. Inception is the best original movie of the year so far and will probably be the best original of the year. I think there was too much going on for one film. If split in two they could have been two masterpieces that could have been better then the matrix, inception alone does not but
Very very good movie, not as good as The Dark Knight though but that is too tough to do the characters of tdk are already know and its a sequel like toy story 3 which I would say is the best movie of the year. Inception is the best original movie of the year so far and will probably be the best original of the year. I think there was too much going on for one film. If split in two they could have been two masterpieces that could have been better then the matrix, inception alone does not but it is a great film. Should of had a film called extraction that introduces us to the characters, how it is done and domms story of being stuck in limbo and end with his wife dying and framing him. Inception would bring what we saw but with more time to develop the action scens. I felt the city escape and hallway scene were cut short of what they could have been. 8.5 out of 10
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10:29AM on 07/18/2010
ElderPredator, if you go back and reread my post, the sentence prior to the one where I say people made up their minds about this movie before they even saw it directly indicates what type of people I'm referring to. So, the only reason you should be insulted, is if you were one of those people. And you say that you're not. How many times in my post did I say I was respectful of the opinions of the people who liked it? My post was 100% respectful to the people who genuinely liked the movie.
ElderPredator, if you go back and reread my post, the sentence prior to the one where I say people made up their minds about this movie before they even saw it directly indicates what type of people I'm referring to. So, the only reason you should be insulted, is if you were one of those people. And you say that you're not. How many times in my post did I say I was respectful of the opinions of the people who liked it? My post was 100% respectful to the people who genuinely liked the movie. What's not respectful, is calling people "bud" in an ironic way. But, I'm willing to accept that you just misread my post and didn't intentionally twist my words to further your own agenda of formulating an attack against me. I don't think you can deny that these hardcore fans exist, the ones who gave it tons of 10 star votes on IMDB before they even saw it. These are not "projections" of my mind.

I think some of the other people who posted in response to me understood exactly what I meant and I appreciate their respectfulness and their comments. Thanks.

As for Zohan's response to my post. "too long, didn't read." I thought you Inception fans loved endless explaination? I kid. I kid.
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10:44AM on 07/18/2010
You do say that several times Mark and I acknowledge that but you clearly insult all those who gave it "10/10" on IMDB or whoever as well as those who you think didn't go into the movie with an "open mind" like you did. That's condescending no matter how subtle you put it.

If the "hardcore" fans loved it, what's the problem? Why is that a bad thing?

Is it wrong to genuinely love every aspect of a film even if you don't agree? No, it's not.

I understand that you didn't like it but you can't
You do say that several times Mark and I acknowledge that but you clearly insult all those who gave it "10/10" on IMDB or whoever as well as those who you think didn't go into the movie with an "open mind" like you did. That's condescending no matter how subtle you put it.

If the "hardcore" fans loved it, what's the problem? Why is that a bad thing?

Is it wrong to genuinely love every aspect of a film even if you don't agree? No, it's not.

I understand that you didn't like it but you can't insult people for enjoying it even if they are "hardcore" or decided to love it before it released.

The real truth is that we've all been burned so many times by films that deliver so many promises in their advertisements and turn out to be pure dog turds. But when Christopher Nolan is involved, we generally get excited and hyped because he has always delivered. Maybe he hasn't for you but for the general audience, he did.
11:51AM on 07/18/2010
ElderPredator, just to clarify. I'm NOT INSULTING the people who genuinely loved this movie. I don't know how to state that any more clearly than I already have. I'm NOT INSULTING every person who gave it a ten. You're putting words in my mouth. I honestly do believe you think I'm insulting all of the fans but I'm not.
ElderPredator, just to clarify. I'm NOT INSULTING the people who genuinely loved this movie. I don't know how to state that any more clearly than I already have. I'm NOT INSULTING every person who gave it a ten. You're putting words in my mouth. I honestly do believe you think I'm insulting all of the fans but I'm not.
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10:05AM on 07/18/2010

One thing stands out

There is no need to have yet one more "Greatest movie ever" review. I will rather say simply I was extremely happy with my experience. Expectations met and then some. One thing occurred to me midway through, Nolan has become the master of complex simplicity. He takes an elaborate and twisting universe and both explains and guides us through it like we are slipping into a warm bath. Each one of his films leaves me wanting to see his next.
There is no need to have yet one more "Greatest movie ever" review. I will rather say simply I was extremely happy with my experience. Expectations met and then some. One thing occurred to me midway through, Nolan has become the master of complex simplicity. He takes an elaborate and twisting universe and both explains and guides us through it like we are slipping into a warm bath. Each one of his films leaves me wanting to see his next.
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9:32AM on 07/18/2010

To Mark_Rumsfield...

I have to completely disagree with you 100% on almost every point you made bud. It's actually rather insulting the way you begin your second paragraph saying that we all decided INCEPTION will be the "greatest movie ever" without seeing it whereas you had an "open mind" going into it. I as well went into the film with a very open mind and was still blown away. And you like a little "fun and personality" in your film-going experience? We must have watched two completely different films bud cause
I have to completely disagree with you 100% on almost every point you made bud. It's actually rather insulting the way you begin your second paragraph saying that we all decided INCEPTION will be the "greatest movie ever" without seeing it whereas you had an "open mind" going into it. I as well went into the film with a very open mind and was still blown away. And you like a little "fun and personality" in your film-going experience? We must have watched two completely different films bud cause INCEPTION was loaded with great moments both serious and comical. But like you said, the movie just wasn't for you. And what you like is what you like. Just don't insult others who loved it just because you didn't. Just say you don't like it and be done.

Both INCEPTION and THE FOUNTAIN are two very creative films but both are in a parallel universe when it comes to plot and theme.

I do think THE FOUNTAIN was very overrated though. No discernible structure, too many flashy FX, very little explanation of what was happening, etc.
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9:25AM on 07/18/2010

1000 TIMES YES (10/10)

Yes, yes & fuck yes.
Yes, yes & fuck yes.
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9:20AM on 07/18/2010

1000 TIMES YES (20/10)

Yes, yes & fuck yes!
Yes, yes & fuck yes!
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8:41AM on 07/18/2010

respect to Mark_Rumsfield

Hell yes man i dunno why people get in such a tizzie over people who dont like a chris nolan film i thought both the prestige and dark knight were both really very average but this film i liked and this needs to stop so what if someone hates a chris nolan film its THEIR god damn right to like/hate what they want
Hell yes man i dunno why people get in such a tizzie over people who dont like a chris nolan film i thought both the prestige and dark knight were both really very average but this film i liked and this needs to stop so what if someone hates a chris nolan film its THEIR god damn right to like/hate what they want
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6:12AM on 07/18/2010
Here is my review of Inception: Fuck Yeah!
Here is my review of Inception: Fuck Yeah!
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5:46AM on 07/18/2010

Okay. I'll attempt to represent the people who didn't like this.

I don't mind that any of you liked this movie but I thought it was awful. Give me a million negative votes if you want and band together like some sort of an annoying cult but I was not entertained by this movie. What exactly was original about this movie? It's a heist movie where a guy's doing one last job and things go wrong. It's about dreams. Many movies are about dreams. And nothing groundbreaking was done with the dreamworlds or the plot. I think the most original thing in the
I don't mind that any of you liked this movie but I thought it was awful. Give me a million negative votes if you want and band together like some sort of an annoying cult but I was not entertained by this movie. What exactly was original about this movie? It's a heist movie where a guy's doing one last job and things go wrong. It's about dreams. Many movies are about dreams. And nothing groundbreaking was done with the dreamworlds or the plot. I think the most original thing in the movie was the dream within a dream aspect, or that they could go to deeper levels of the dreams but what it basically came down to was badly shot action scenes (with the exception of the hallway stuff which looked nice but I couldn't care less about because there was ZERO character development for Joseph Gordon Levitt and everyone else in the movie aside from DiCaprio). These people spoke in the most boring dialogue ever. The attempts at humor fell flat. And the intercutting between the levels of the dreams was as complex as intercutting between different action scenes in any other movie. Mulholland Drive is a much more complex movie about a dream. The Fountain is a much more tragic and emotionally involving love story that deals with fantasy elements. The fact that this movie is so loved by both critics and the internet fans has nothing to do with originality. It just proves that it's a CROWD PLEASER. Drag Me to Hell accomplished the same thing last year. It was the best rated horror movie of the last decade and all the internet fans loved it but it was just garbage in my opinion. Sam Raimi goofing off for two hours.

How many comments did I read on the internet that said...The Dark Knight is the greatest movie ever made and Inception will replace it as the greatest. People made up their minds that they would love this movie before they even saw it. I, on the other hand, went into the theater with an open mind, and was extremely bored by the dull writing and uninvolving and poorly shot action scenes. It was an empty and soulless experience. And I'm a HUGE fan of some of the people in this cast. But, their other movies were a million times better than this. But, I don't fault anyone for liking this. I'll even go as far as to say it just wasn't for me, if that will make you feel better. I was not the target audience, I like a little fun and personality in my filmgoing experiences. I don't mind a serious tone but I'd like some character development. And I don't like to see awesome actors wasted by just standing around and saying clunky expositionary dialogue. To me, it felt like a sci-fi channel original movie with a bigger budget. Perhaps some of the praise has to do with it being the worst summer in history for movies. So much garbage is out that this one movie is praised in comparison to the terrible movies you've probably been seeing every week. Again, I don't fault any of your opinions, and I wish I could have loved this movie as much as you do (or at least claim to). Personally, I'm looking forward to Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. That looks fun and genuinely original (even if it's based on a book, it's "original" because I haven't seen anything like that in movie form). So, I have absolutely no disrespect about your taste in film if you liked Inception. I'm all for diversity, since this movie wasn't offensive in any way and I'm not upset by it for any reason, but it just failed to connect with me on either an intellectual or emotional level and failed to entertain me, which is what a movie should do. And I highly respect some of the people in the cast and can understand that they felt differently about the material. But, I do hope they pick more projects in the future that I like.
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8:41AM on 07/18/2010
Dude I actually agree with you, I felt like i HAD to enjoy it due to all the hype, I went int with an open mind and thought it was OK but this morning I dont remember anything about it. The Fountain is better? Hell yeah!
Dude I actually agree with you, I felt like i HAD to enjoy it due to all the hype, I went int with an open mind and thought it was OK but this morning I dont remember anything about it. The Fountain is better? Hell yeah!
9:18AM on 07/18/2010
I agree. I did like the movie... however, the entire time I was watching I was frustrated because I was expecting something more. The biggest problem for me was how jumbled the climax was in limbo. The whole subplot with his wife just ended up being very unsatisfying.

Overall, though, I liked it. But I see all of your points. I need to see it again though before I can truly judge it.
I agree. I did like the movie... however, the entire time I was watching I was frustrated because I was expecting something more. The biggest problem for me was how jumbled the climax was in limbo. The whole subplot with his wife just ended up being very unsatisfying.

Overall, though, I liked it. But I see all of your points. I need to see it again though before I can truly judge it.
9:21AM on 07/18/2010
This is just a movie. There are no 'original' ideas anymore if you go by your theory. All I really wanted to say was if every single person liked this movie then it would be a first in history. Of course there will be people who dislike this film, bravo for speaking out about it instead of hiding behind the hype. (Personally I genuinely liked this movie but as a popcorn flick)
This is just a movie. There are no 'original' ideas anymore if you go by your theory. All I really wanted to say was if every single person liked this movie then it would be a first in history. Of course there will be people who dislike this film, bravo for speaking out about it instead of hiding behind the hype. (Personally I genuinely liked this movie but as a popcorn flick)
10:19AM on 07/18/2010
too long; didn't read
too long; didn't read
1:15PM on 07/18/2010
The points you made were good. However, I have a few retorts. I LOVED how the film only focused on Leo's character; too many films try and shove in all these extra character subplots that have NOTHING to do with the progression the story. It can be interesting sometimes, but other times it makes the films better. I LOVED how enigmatic JGL's character was; the less we know, the more we have to ponder. Its like Anton Sugur in No Country for Old Men, did he develop at all throughout the film? No,
The points you made were good. However, I have a few retorts. I LOVED how the film only focused on Leo's character; too many films try and shove in all these extra character subplots that have NOTHING to do with the progression the story. It can be interesting sometimes, but other times it makes the films better. I LOVED how enigmatic JGL's character was; the less we know, the more we have to ponder. Its like Anton Sugur in No Country for Old Men, did he develop at all throughout the film? No, because the less we know, the more interesting. Who cares if he "develops" or not, the story isnt about him. Contrary to most, I never though TDK was the best movie ever, theres a lot more wrong with it than with Begins. Kudos for being objective in your review, not many people can do that. But as a final note: the Fountain? Really?!?! Nothing happened in that movie. Hugh Jackman cried a lot, thats it. I understood exactly what Arnofsky was saying in the subtext, but the images struggled to accurately translate them, I think. To each his own, but to compare Inception with the Fountain is quite ridiculous, not in quality, but in subject matter. I didnt enjoy Inception for its originality (thought it helped). The only TRULY original filmmakers today are the Coen Bros, I feel.
5:43AM on 07/18/2010

IMO Best Film of the Year so Far

9/10

A great film that defines categorization. Part sci-fi, drama, action film, thriller, etc. It was very well acted by a great cast, exciting & very well directed. This movie featured some very memorable sequences. I'm still thinking about some of the concepts raised by this movie days later. I have to see it again but after a first viewing I'd say a 9.
9/10

A great film that defines categorization. Part sci-fi, drama, action film, thriller, etc. It was very well acted by a great cast, exciting & very well directed. This movie featured some very memorable sequences. I'm still thinking about some of the concepts raised by this movie days later. I have to see it again but after a first viewing I'd say a 9.
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5:13AM on 07/18/2010
On a serious note.. this is 100% locked in for getting a Best Picture Nomination with the change to 10 nominations.. the real question is, at this midway point to the year.. is it the best? It's in the conversation... what movie as a whole from all calibers of film making has topped it so far? Should be a pretty cool discussion.
On a serious note.. this is 100% locked in for getting a Best Picture Nomination with the change to 10 nominations.. the real question is, at this midway point to the year.. is it the best? It's in the conversation... what movie as a whole from all calibers of film making has topped it so far? Should be a pretty cool discussion.
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4:43AM on 07/18/2010
My apologies for posting after a couple cocktails....
My apologies for posting after a couple cocktails....
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4:20AM on 07/18/2010

Not that good! Not that bad!

I saw Inception today. It's good but isn't Godfather (1 or 2) nor Toy Story 3. It's a Matrixy matryoshka movie with special fx more relegated to the scenery than the characters. The ending was ambiguous which was on par with the movie's theme. The acting was great and the concept was somewhat original. Nolan's genius was in making a movie with a complex storyline fairly easy to follow. I'm also liking DiCaprio in his psychological thriller roles. I think those who love the movie and those who
I saw Inception today. It's good but isn't Godfather (1 or 2) nor Toy Story 3. It's a Matrixy matryoshka movie with special fx more relegated to the scenery than the characters. The ending was ambiguous which was on par with the movie's theme. The acting was great and the concept was somewhat original. Nolan's genius was in making a movie with a complex storyline fairly easy to follow. I'm also liking DiCaprio in his psychological thriller roles. I think those who love the movie and those who hate the movie are of the same mind and share the same affliction of OBNOXIOUSISM. One group seems to over think and over analyze the movie while the other group seems to over think and over analyze the movie... just in polar directions.
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1:34PM on 07/18/2010
Big Nolan fan and I agree with u 100%.
Big Nolan fan and I agree with u 100%.
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4:15AM on 07/18/2010

And people say creativity is dead.

Just incredible, spectacular, awesome, amazing, would watch it again right now even though I literally just watched it. Christopher Nolan is truly a wizard of filmmaking.
Just incredible, spectacular, awesome, amazing, would watch it again right now even though I literally just watched it. Christopher Nolan is truly a wizard of filmmaking.
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3:24AM on 07/18/2010

10/10

Easily the best film of the year. Meticulous, absorbing, and complex. Inception is great on all levels and worthy of multiple viewings. Can't wait to see it again.
Easily the best film of the year. Meticulous, absorbing, and complex. Inception is great on all levels and worthy of multiple viewings. Can't wait to see it again.
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2:01AM on 07/18/2010

I think I'm dreaming...

Because never in my entire time on this planet have I seen anything as breathtaking, inspiring and imaginative as INCEPTION. Sweet dreams to all!
Because never in my entire time on this planet have I seen anything as breathtaking, inspiring and imaginative as INCEPTION. Sweet dreams to all!
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1:48AM on 07/18/2010

(Jaw still wide open!)

I was absolutly blown away by this movie! I thought it was flawless. The best time I have ever had in a movie in the 25 years of my life!
I was absolutly blown away by this movie! I thought it was flawless. The best time I have ever had in a movie in the 25 years of my life!
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12:31AM on 07/18/2010
obviously the fanboyism on here is a bit much but this movie is kick ass. just not nearly as great as a lot of people on here are saying. you guys are going a little too far.
obviously the fanboyism on here is a bit much but this movie is kick ass. just not nearly as great as a lot of people on here are saying. you guys are going a little too far.
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2:40AM on 07/18/2010
That's your opinion. Let us have ours. We think the movie is incredible.
That's your opinion. Let us have ours. We think the movie is incredible.
4:01AM on 07/18/2010
Sorry you missed out on the glory. The fact of the matter is: this movie was fucking amazing.
Sorry you missed out on the glory. The fact of the matter is: this movie was fucking amazing.
4:50AM on 07/18/2010
Looks like people missed the fact you said it was kick ass....
Looks like people missed the fact you said it was kick ass....
8:12AM on 07/18/2010
No, we just saw the fact that he said we're going too far. That's saying that we shouldn't like this movie as much as we think we should.
No, we just saw the fact that he said we're going too far. That's saying that we shouldn't like this movie as much as we think we should.
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12:26AM on 07/18/2010

Mind-blowing

One of the best movies I've seen in a very long time. It makes you work, which isn't a bad thing, and it's very rewarding when it all comes together. Great action, amazing and realistic effects, an emotional story that really works, and an ending that makes you think even more. This is the best movie of 2010, and, yes, possibly the decade. Definitely a 10/10 and a modern masterpiece. I can't wait to see it again.
One of the best movies I've seen in a very long time. It makes you work, which isn't a bad thing, and it's very rewarding when it all comes together. Great action, amazing and realistic effects, an emotional story that really works, and an ending that makes you think even more. This is the best movie of 2010, and, yes, possibly the decade. Definitely a 10/10 and a modern masterpiece. I can't wait to see it again.
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12:11AM on 07/18/2010

Incredible

One of my top movie theater experiences ever. Nolan is a cinematic god!
One of my top movie theater experiences ever. Nolan is a cinematic god!
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12:11AM on 07/18/2010
pretty good movie...for those saying its boring..its because you dont like to think while watching movies. and were does it say this is a action movie...lol
def go see it...
pretty good movie...for those saying its boring..its because you dont like to think while watching movies. and were does it say this is a action movie...lol
def go see it...
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10:55PM on 07/17/2010
Pure genius...I'm still speechless after watching it last night, and these are the only words I can find to describe. You never seize to amaze Mr. Nolan. Thank you for your brilliance and dedication to making movies an artform and a visual treat.
Pure genius...I'm still speechless after watching it last night, and these are the only words I can find to describe. You never seize to amaze Mr. Nolan. Thank you for your brilliance and dedication to making movies an artform and a visual treat.
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10:13PM on 07/17/2010

Avatar Killer

Nolan's Inception is proof that you dont need 3d to make a stunning, visual masterpiece. Great writing and a mind blowing visual movie, however i do think that just like the dark knight the end dragged just a bit. But that is the only criticism from me and it will not stop me from seeing the film again and again and again.
Nolan's Inception is proof that you dont need 3d to make a stunning, visual masterpiece. Great writing and a mind blowing visual movie, however i do think that just like the dark knight the end dragged just a bit. But that is the only criticism from me and it will not stop me from seeing the film again and again and again.
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4:48AM on 07/18/2010
In a perfect world, Inception RUNS rings around Avatar, but we have to settle for every other category but finances....Nolan hasn't sold his soul yet....
In a perfect world, Inception RUNS rings around Avatar, but we have to settle for every other category but finances....Nolan hasn't sold his soul yet....
9:27PM on 07/17/2010

exhilerating

The characters could have been a tad more colorful, but otherwise, it was tremendous. The heist setpiece was absolutely brilliant. This and Toy Story 3 have justified this miserable summer and made movie-going worthwhile again.
The characters could have been a tad more colorful, but otherwise, it was tremendous. The heist setpiece was absolutely brilliant. This and Toy Story 3 have justified this miserable summer and made movie-going worthwhile again.
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9:04PM on 07/17/2010

A dream brought to cinematic life

It had everything and more. Do not read anything about the movie's plot of story to truly enjoy it. Think of it as a dream, noone knows what story your dream will have do they? A+ all aroun. Thank you Mr. Nolan for showing us what a summer movie experience should be.
It had everything and more. Do not read anything about the movie's plot of story to truly enjoy it. Think of it as a dream, noone knows what story your dream will have do they? A+ all aroun. Thank you Mr. Nolan for showing us what a summer movie experience should be.
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7:52PM on 07/17/2010

Gorgeous

Avatar was a great spectacle but I love, respect, admire, and would want to take the effects in this movie everytime over avatar. Not to mention the brilliance of the script and acting and well just everything. Simply a beautiful movie.
Avatar was a great spectacle but I love, respect, admire, and would want to take the effects in this movie everytime over avatar. Not to mention the brilliance of the script and acting and well just everything. Simply a beautiful movie.
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7:30PM on 07/17/2010

Fantastic, Profound and refreshing!

We should all thank Nolan for showing studios that audiences crave intelligence in their "popcorn" flicks as much as guns and explosions. Really a brilliant film from a brilliant mind.
Also this should be enough reason to show why Nolan SHOULD use/reinvent the Riddler as his protagonist in the next batman film (remove Jim Carrey your mind and the Jeph Loeb version from the comics). Nolan IS the Riddler and this film proves it. Just throwin' it out there.
We should all thank Nolan for showing studios that audiences crave intelligence in their "popcorn" flicks as much as guns and explosions. Really a brilliant film from a brilliant mind.
Also this should be enough reason to show why Nolan SHOULD use/reinvent the Riddler as his protagonist in the next batman film (remove Jim Carrey your mind and the Jeph Loeb version from the comics). Nolan IS the Riddler and this film proves it. Just throwin' it out there.
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7:28PM on 07/17/2010

Amazing.

The ingenuity and innovation on display here was obscene. Not in a bad way, either. This was a groundbreaking film, and one of the most amazing films I have ever seen. The cinematography shot Wally Pfister up my list of "Favorite Cinematographers" right next to Robert Elswit. It was the best work he's ever done. Christopher Nolan is a genius, plain and simple. He's certainly one of my heroes, too. A bad Christopher Nolan film is still a great film, but Inception was his best work yet.
The ingenuity and innovation on display here was obscene. Not in a bad way, either. This was a groundbreaking film, and one of the most amazing films I have ever seen. The cinematography shot Wally Pfister up my list of "Favorite Cinematographers" right next to Robert Elswit. It was the best work he's ever done. Christopher Nolan is a genius, plain and simple. He's certainly one of my heroes, too. A bad Christopher Nolan film is still a great film, but Inception was his best work yet. If people don't know his name after seeing this movie, there are a lot of ignorant people out there :P

Inception is to Christopher Nolan what Inglourious Basterds was to Quentin Tarantino: His magnum opus. His absolute masterpiece. The passion project he has been wanting to make since he grew up watching movies.

Even the haters can't deny the ingenuity on display here. Nor can they deny that these special effects were the best in any movie ever, this side of Avatar.

Inception was brilliant. No other way to describe it.
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6:59PM on 07/17/2010
Couldn't agree more with APzombie. Inception is a tremendous achievement and one I don't think anybody but Christopher Nolan could of put together.

So refreshing to see such a great, original, movie come out during the summer.
Couldn't agree more with APzombie. Inception is a tremendous achievement and one I don't think anybody but Christopher Nolan could of put together.

So refreshing to see such a great, original, movie come out during the summer.
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6:55PM on 07/17/2010
wow, i've see this movie yesterday, its a good movie, a little confusing in the beginning, and the ending it's unpredictable, i give 8/10
wow, i've see this movie yesterday, its a good movie, a little confusing in the beginning, and the ending it's unpredictable, i give 8/10
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6:40PM on 07/17/2010
One of the most ambitious projects to come out in years. These days that in of itself is a huge achievement. Luckily, Inception is also emotionally fulfilling, thrilling and gorgeous. It's a film i will either love more, or find colder years from now, either way- the thrill it gave me on the initial viewing will always be remembered.
One of the most ambitious projects to come out in years. These days that in of itself is a huge achievement. Luckily, Inception is also emotionally fulfilling, thrilling and gorgeous. It's a film i will either love more, or find colder years from now, either way- the thrill it gave me on the initial viewing will always be remembered.
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6:04PM on 07/17/2010

SUCKED!!!!!

Everyone needs to stop saying this movie is great. The only reason people are into it because it is from Christopher Nolan! It was THE longest, most drawn out, boring movie I have seen in a very long time! The only action was shown in the previews and the rest of the 3 hour (seemed like 13 hrs) movie was pure talking. There was so much talking that any normal person will lose interest. A little action will start to happen, you'll get really interested... but after those 2 minutes of action plan
Everyone needs to stop saying this movie is great. The only reason people are into it because it is from Christopher Nolan! It was THE longest, most drawn out, boring movie I have seen in a very long time! The only action was shown in the previews and the rest of the 3 hour (seemed like 13 hrs) movie was pure talking. There was so much talking that any normal person will lose interest. A little action will start to happen, you'll get really interested... but after those 2 minutes of action plan for nothing but dialogue for the next entire hour!
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6:27PM on 07/17/2010
Are you a Michael Bay fan?
Are you a Michael Bay fan?
6:33PM on 07/17/2010
akskier wins
akskier wins
6:34PM on 07/17/2010
Well I saw it with a bunch of "normal people" and they absolutely loved it and wanted to see it again. So careful before you say the only people who like this are Nolan fans. Sorry you're bitter for being in the minority of what people thought about the movie
Well I saw it with a bunch of "normal people" and they absolutely loved it and wanted to see it again. So careful before you say the only people who like this are Nolan fans. Sorry you're bitter for being in the minority of what people thought about the movie
7:45PM on 07/17/2010
You sir are everything that is wrong with society.
You sir are everything that is wrong with society.
8:39PM on 07/17/2010
You are entitled to your opinion (which I disagree with) However there are inaccuracies in your post: The running time is 2hr 28 min not 3 hours. And there was NEVER 60 minutes of uninterrupted dialogue. Also there were action sequences not shown in the trailers. Its too bad you didn't enjoy it...
You are entitled to your opinion (which I disagree with) However there are inaccuracies in your post: The running time is 2hr 28 min not 3 hours. And there was NEVER 60 minutes of uninterrupted dialogue. Also there were action sequences not shown in the trailers. Its too bad you didn't enjoy it...
9:18PM on 07/17/2010
This guy could just be a troll, this is his only post ever
This guy could just be a troll, this is his only post ever
9:30PM on 07/17/2010
wrong.
wrong.
9:33PM on 07/17/2010
oh no! intelligible dialog, how will i ever make it through 4 minutes without an explosion or gun fight? if you arent a troll then you are exactly whats wrong with the american moviegoer.
oh no! intelligible dialog, how will i ever make it through 4 minutes without an explosion or gun fight? if you arent a troll then you are exactly whats wrong with the american moviegoer.
10:18PM on 07/17/2010
I fucking hate your existence.
I fucking hate your existence.
11:25PM on 07/17/2010
I'm not going to give you a thumbs down. In fact I'll give you a thumbs up because you are the only person with a red comment and that takes balls. Thank you for voicing your opinion (no matter what it is ) because that is what makes joblo.com. The opinion. I won't try to bash you with names or disprove your opinions (if you felt it was 3 hours, then that's your opinion) but I will support them with a reality check. Your opinion only exists because of that movie and comments like yours give way
I'm not going to give you a thumbs down. In fact I'll give you a thumbs up because you are the only person with a red comment and that takes balls. Thank you for voicing your opinion (no matter what it is ) because that is what makes joblo.com. The opinion. I won't try to bash you with names or disprove your opinions (if you felt it was 3 hours, then that's your opinion) but I will support them with a reality check. Your opinion only exists because of that movie and comments like yours give way to movies that are similar to Nolans. For example, MOON. These films are examples of intelligence, carefully crafted plot with consequence and many years of creative ingenuity and workmanship. These kinds of films exist for that sole reason and I'm glad you made your comment the way it is. It will show that INCEPTION has done it's job in being the film that NOLAN wanted it to be. If 99% of reviewers loved that movie than so be it. Those people deserved a good movie that is different. So I encourage your opinions. It will only benefit the film when people realize how different the movie really is than a standard hollywood show.
4:09AM on 07/18/2010
Ha! As for me I could care less about your ridiculous opinion. And I couldn't possibly disrespect you more. Sorry you thought this exquisitely executed drama was supposed to be an action movie. And I'm sorry you don't appreciate good dialogue.
Ha! As for me I could care less about your ridiculous opinion. And I couldn't possibly disrespect you more. Sorry you thought this exquisitely executed drama was supposed to be an action movie. And I'm sorry you don't appreciate good dialogue.
4:59PM on 07/17/2010
Inception is hands down the best movie I've seen since 'The Dark Knight'. Nolan is a genius.
Inception is hands down the best movie I've seen since 'The Dark Knight'. Nolan is a genius.
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4:57PM on 07/17/2010

AMAZING

Usually when I go into a movie with super high expectations it somehow will let me down. not the case with Inception! it was such an amazing ride, i pretty much understood 90% of it which was great for me and it kept my interest the entire time. I loved that it wasnt too simple because otherwise I woudlve been bored, with a film this complex you got so involved in it. Loved the acting, action, music, and effects. Nolan has officially blown my mind!
Usually when I go into a movie with super high expectations it somehow will let me down. not the case with Inception! it was such an amazing ride, i pretty much understood 90% of it which was great for me and it kept my interest the entire time. I loved that it wasnt too simple because otherwise I woudlve been bored, with a film this complex you got so involved in it. Loved the acting, action, music, and effects. Nolan has officially blown my mind!
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3:36PM on 07/17/2010

Awesome!!!

Hi, I'm new on here. I just went to see Inception today at 11:45 a.m. and it was a ride. Everything about it from the directing, cinematography, performances, music, and effects fired on all cylinders. I do agree that it is maybe a bit more heady than emotional at points, but it still had some punch in the emotional department when it wanted too. All in all, Chris Nolan is a director to keep track of.
Hi, I'm new on here. I just went to see Inception today at 11:45 a.m. and it was a ride. Everything about it from the directing, cinematography, performances, music, and effects fired on all cylinders. I do agree that it is maybe a bit more heady than emotional at points, but it still had some punch in the emotional department when it wanted too. All in all, Chris Nolan is a director to keep track of.
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2:41PM on 07/17/2010

SPOILERS & LONG-WINDED REVIEW AHEAD

Besides Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, it's the most ambitious film I've seen in quite some time. It has an amazing line-up featuring some of the best actors working today. It has one of the most daring, original, and flawless directors working today. It's incredibly shot. It's flawlessly edited. It has pitch-perfect sound editing. It has a powerful score by Hans Zimmer. It is perhaps the most original big budget Hollywood film ever made.

Yet, it's unclear how great this film really
Besides Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, it's the most ambitious film I've seen in quite some time. It has an amazing line-up featuring some of the best actors working today. It has one of the most daring, original, and flawless directors working today. It's incredibly shot. It's flawlessly edited. It has pitch-perfect sound editing. It has a powerful score by Hans Zimmer. It is perhaps the most original big budget Hollywood film ever made.

Yet, it's unclear how great this film really is. You get a better sense of the film in debates and post discussions than when witnessing the actual film. I felt torn throughout the entirety. One minute, it's one of the most groundbreaking, profound films I've ever seen. The next, I feel manipulated. Was it that groundbreaking? Was it that profound? Why is Leonardo DiCaprio coming off flat after a career best performance in "Shutter Island"?

At first, I thought, is it too complex? What am I not following? But as time goes on, you begin to realize... The film is not as complex as it seems. It's only an illusion. You feel it should be more complex, yet it's all right there before your eyes. You watch jaw-dropping sequences, some of the best ever put on film, and think this is the work of a genius only to find yourself questioning what exactly is so great the next minute. The stakes are high in the many layered dream sequences yet there are no stakes in real life. The initial plot feels like one stolen from a second draft of a 007 film in the late 80's. So much time and energy is spent by Nolan creating the rules and circumstances of the dream world (and quite brilliantly at that) that when we're asked to care about the characters and circumstances as a whole, there's not much to engage in or invest in.

It might be one of the most polarizing film experiences I've ever had. It has already sparked debate in my mind and has made me practically beg for a second viewing, but it still doesn't feel right. Is this the most brilliant genre piece of our generation? Or is it just supposed to be the most brilliant genre piece of our generation because that's what we expect it to be?

I'm expecting thumbs down, but I do want to clarify I quite enjoyed the film. I'm just still unclear exactly how I felt overall about it. And personally, I felt Cillian Murphy & Tom Hardy gave the film's best performances.
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2:40PM on 07/17/2010

Fantastic

Can't believe how good it was. The lead up was amazing and the climax was excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better movie.
Can't believe how good it was. The lead up was amazing and the climax was excellent. I couldn't have asked for a better movie.
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1:16PM on 07/17/2010

Beautiful!

Chris Nolan's best so far!
Chris Nolan's best so far!
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12:44PM on 07/17/2010

BEST OF 10

best film this year! complicated but not confusing. complex but not filled with unnecessary exposition. plus, OMG, its 100% original!!! its not without its minor holes. but all in all a brilliant film. Nolan has yet to disappoint.
best film this year! complicated but not confusing. complex but not filled with unnecessary exposition. plus, OMG, its 100% original!!! its not without its minor holes. but all in all a brilliant film. Nolan has yet to disappoint.
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3:27AM on 07/18/2010
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12:27PM on 07/17/2010

Best of the Year

or maybe of the last five. I was completely enthralled throughout the whole film. Can't wait for Nolan's next work.
or maybe of the last five. I was completely enthralled throughout the whole film. Can't wait for Nolan's next work.
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12:11PM on 07/17/2010

Oh Yeah!!

Thought the movie was awesome, it was like the film had sex with my mind lol
Thought the movie was awesome, it was like the film had sex with my mind lol
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11:30AM on 07/17/2010
Loved this. 10/10
Loved this. 10/10
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9:53AM on 07/17/2010
cant think of a single negative thing to say about it. loved every minute of it. really unlike anything ive ever seen, extremely ambitious and successful on all fronts. Nolan is one of the most talented directors working today and this is his best work yet. 10/10
cant think of a single negative thing to say about it. loved every minute of it. really unlike anything ive ever seen, extremely ambitious and successful on all fronts. Nolan is one of the most talented directors working today and this is his best work yet. 10/10
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7:44AM on 07/17/2010

Brilliant - 10/10

Such a spectacular movie. Mind blowing. Chris Nolan knows how to make a great movie and he excels in every manner.
Such a spectacular movie. Mind blowing. Chris Nolan knows how to make a great movie and he excels in every manner.
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7:00AM on 07/17/2010

Gaga

Well, it seems everyone is drooding over this movie from what I have read on this site and others! I have kids so I must wait for the DVD rental from Netflix to come out! Looking forward to it!
Well, it seems everyone is drooding over this movie from what I have read on this site and others! I have kids so I must wait for the DVD rental from Netflix to come out! Looking forward to it!
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6:45AM on 07/17/2010

Not a Perfect Movie, but 3 1/2 stars aint bad!

I loved it. Minor *Spoilers* SO STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T SEE IT YET! My only real complaint was besides Leo's character we don't really get to delve in to deep w/the other characters. I thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt should have had even more screen time as he was absolutely spentacular (Yes I know that's not a word) & he did a great job w/the waking scene in the elevator. It would also have helped if we saw more about what happened *SPOILERS* during the 50 years Leo & Marion spent
I loved it. Minor *Spoilers* SO STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T SEE IT YET! My only real complaint was besides Leo's character we don't really get to delve in to deep w/the other characters. I thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt should have had even more screen time as he was absolutely spentacular (Yes I know that's not a word) & he did a great job w/the waking scene in the elevator. It would also have helped if we saw more about what happened *SPOILERS* during the 50 years Leo & Marion spent together. It was only roughly touched upon & it could have added even more depth to what she was feeling back in the Real World. I"m betting nominations for Directing, Cinematography, best original screnplay for sure, Maybe some acting nods especially for Leo & Tom Hardy in a supporting role & maybe for special effects too. I don't think the Box office will be huge this weekend, but I predict a long successful run for the Summer. It is a movie that needs to be seen more that once that is for damn sure. Best Movie I've seen this summer, even better than "Toy Story 3" which as a close 2md. A very close one at that. Saw "Predators" & the idea was there, it just wasn't very good. On the other hand, "The Last Airbender" was laughable & if this is the future of 3D, it's going down the tube sooner than later. It was godawful, I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it either.
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12:18PM on 07/17/2010
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Along the lines of your analysis - I felt that Ellen Paige's character was only there so Leo could have someone to work his own storyline out - which is fine, if they gave her something for her own character. She gets freaked out by the idea of architecting, then gives in and comes back without a whimper. Seems like she could have had some conflict - BUT that is the absolute smallest comment I can think of in a very creative and very successful movie.
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Along the lines of your analysis - I felt that Ellen Paige's character was only there so Leo could have someone to work his own storyline out - which is fine, if they gave her something for her own character. She gets freaked out by the idea of architecting, then gives in and comes back without a whimper. Seems like she could have had some conflict - BUT that is the absolute smallest comment I can think of in a very creative and very successful movie.
1:46PM on 07/17/2010
That's because they were all projectiles in Leo's dream. They were all just passengers on the plane and the whole movie was a dream he had during his flight from France.
That's because they were all projectiles in Leo's dream. They were all just passengers on the plane and the whole movie was a dream he had during his flight from France.
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6:06AM on 07/17/2010

this is what diddy meant in get him to the greek as "mind fucking" lol

this movie takes the biggest movies of last year (avatar and inglorious bastards) and says im gunna use u for sex and kick you to the curb. this movie deserves it all especially for best cast every one did their part especially ken watanabe
this movie takes the biggest movies of last year (avatar and inglorious bastards) and says im gunna use u for sex and kick you to the curb. this movie deserves it all especially for best cast every one did their part especially ken watanabe
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5:17AM on 07/17/2010
Chris Nolan is the Einstein of movie making.
Chris Nolan is the Einstein of movie making.
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4:48AM on 07/17/2010
Chalk me up as another big fan of the movie. Inception is everything one could've hoped it to be. Mind bending yet still involving, smartly filmed, wonderfully acted, outstandingly scored, and.........jesus, I could go on, but I'll just stick with "Genius." Inception is a genius film.
Chalk me up as another big fan of the movie. Inception is everything one could've hoped it to be. Mind bending yet still involving, smartly filmed, wonderfully acted, outstandingly scored, and.........jesus, I could go on, but I'll just stick with "Genius." Inception is a genius film.
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3:47AM on 07/17/2010
Pixar and Nolan have one thing in common. Both have yet to make a bad film!
Pixar and Nolan have one thing in common. Both have yet to make a bad film!
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3:19AM on 07/17/2010

I have to say...

Remarkable film! I was blown away with how awesome this movie is!
Remarkable film! I was blown away with how awesome this movie is!
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3:09AM on 07/17/2010

Deserves every bit of praise

Absolutely one of the best movies I've ever been able to experience. So much for the mind to grasp onto yet not overwhelming. The direction, writing, acting and pure execution of such an idea is amazing. While most movies I enjoy on many levels, rarely do I feel a true emotional response. The ending gave me that and so much more. Christopher Nolan is the best director/writer working today.
Absolutely one of the best movies I've ever been able to experience. So much for the mind to grasp onto yet not overwhelming. The direction, writing, acting and pure execution of such an idea is amazing. While most movies I enjoy on many levels, rarely do I feel a true emotional response. The ending gave me that and so much more. Christopher Nolan is the best director/writer working today.
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3:05AM on 07/17/2010

Instant Classic!

Everyone said it already brilliant film 10/10.
Everyone said it already brilliant film 10/10.
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3:05AM on 07/17/2010

Perfect.

I've been a Nolan fan for a long time and with every film he tops himself. Inception is hands down the best mind fuck of the year. And very well may be the best film of the year. Thats right, I said it, Toy Story 3 just got knocked down a notch on the bed post. And with all of those cuts its AMAZING to think it was cut the old fashined way... from the negative. He keeps things old school in ways others could never dream of.

I give Inception 11/10 for having a great script, pitch perfect
I've been a Nolan fan for a long time and with every film he tops himself. Inception is hands down the best mind fuck of the year. And very well may be the best film of the year. Thats right, I said it, Toy Story 3 just got knocked down a notch on the bed post. And with all of those cuts its AMAZING to think it was cut the old fashined way... from the negative. He keeps things old school in ways others could never dream of.

I give Inception 11/10 for having a great script, pitch perfect directing, and a hell of a cast. With all that could of gone wrong, this is spot on perfect. It's up there with Eternal Sunshine, Fight Club, and Children of Men.
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2:31AM on 07/17/2010

THE BEST

One of the best movies I've ever seen! I've never given a movie a 10/10 on the first viewing... so, this is a first-- 10/10! I 'dragged' my girlfriend to see it tonight, afterwards she said it was 10x better than she thought it would be, and loved it as well. Christopher Nolan = God of film-making.
One of the best movies I've ever seen! I've never given a movie a 10/10 on the first viewing... so, this is a first-- 10/10! I 'dragged' my girlfriend to see it tonight, afterwards she said it was 10x better than she thought it would be, and loved it as well. Christopher Nolan = God of film-making.
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2:22AM on 07/17/2010

I can't say more...

this movie is the real deal.
this movie is the real deal.
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1:35AM on 07/17/2010

I was totally floored....!!!

I saw it this afternoon and right before it began I thought of the past 13 months, the build up, probably finding out too much about the plot, etc., and was still just blown away. This is in the class of a Fincher movie like Fight Club or Seven where you need to have multiple viewings in order to gain a full understanding of it. I immediatley ran out afterwards and bought the soundtrack like an addict to crack. That was the only gypt I felt about today's whole experience. Ever since the
I saw it this afternoon and right before it began I thought of the past 13 months, the build up, probably finding out too much about the plot, etc., and was still just blown away. This is in the class of a Fincher movie like Fight Club or Seven where you need to have multiple viewings in order to gain a full understanding of it. I immediatley ran out afterwards and bought the soundtrack like an addict to crack. That was the only gypt I felt about today's whole experience. Ever since the original trailer I began to research lucid dreaming and I'll tell ya' what...this stuff is cool! Nolan gets it when it comes to entertaining the movie going public and the everyday subjects that intrinsically coincide within us, yet we may be unable to talk aloud about. Just an awesome movie that I cannot wait to see again and hopefully can find an IMAX screen locally. Plus I've watched Leo since he was a kid. What a fantastic actor! And the cast itself was superb. I know everyone will be clamoring for a sequel, but I hope that does not happen. I could go on and on about how amazing this movie going experience was. My wife accused me of having an affair and I told her the truth...it's with going to the movies and this one hear was my sugar momma!
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1:26AM on 07/17/2010

and it's awesome

how the movie is called INCEPTION. and this movie is coming from Nolan's idea, so in a sense, he incepted us with his own idea by delivering this movie masterpiece. mind fucked.
how the movie is called INCEPTION. and this movie is coming from Nolan's idea, so in a sense, he incepted us with his own idea by delivering this movie masterpiece. mind fucked.
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12:59AM on 07/17/2010

Brilliant!

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I just got back from a screening and...wow. Even though it's assembled from stock cliches (Man Who Must Get Back His Kids, "Assemble Your Team," Partner Who Mysteriously Died, conceptual similarities to The Matrix and an action scene literally pulled right out of a James Bond movie, etc., etc., etc.,), the way Nolan pulls it all together is wholly unique. I have never seen a movie like this before. I was enthralled from beginning to end, and I totally understood why it took him ten
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I just got back from a screening and...wow. Even though it's assembled from stock cliches (Man Who Must Get Back His Kids, "Assemble Your Team," Partner Who Mysteriously Died, conceptual similarities to The Matrix and an action scene literally pulled right out of a James Bond movie, etc., etc., etc.,), the way Nolan pulls it all together is wholly unique. I have never seen a movie like this before. I was enthralled from beginning to end, and I totally understood why it took him ten years to finish this screenplay -- I mean, can you imagine keeping track of what's going on between all the various dream sequences? It'll be interesting to see what kind of goofs nerds with too much time on their hands pick out when it hits DVD.

Having said that, I feel it's short of perfect. For starters, Nolan still hasn't quite grasped the staging of an action sequence. He cuts around way too fast and you can't quite figure out what's going on. Sometimes it works -- I liked it in Batman Begins when he makes his first appearance and it's like an attack out of an alien movie because it's all edited incomprehensibly -- but I would have liked to get a better picture of that terrific fight Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character has while the van's flipping. The way he edited that was so up-close and frantic that, even though it's still totally awesome, you kinda wish he'd pull back like Scorsese or Kubrick might and let you get a clearer picture of the whole set and just watch it unfold. I felt the same way during the snowmobile chases and fight scenes -- just a bit too chaotic to keep up with. Sometimes it matches the frantic pace of the movie, but as with BB and Dark Knight, most of the time you get the feeling that he's just not comfortable with an action scene. He needs to get another editor who understands that element a bit better because he would otherwise be an almost limitless director.

I also felt that last act of the movie, though cool, went on a bit long and got a bit silly. The part with Leo and Ellen Page at his house when she jumps off the balcony was just really cheesy looking and I heard someone in the audience laugh at it.

Minor flaws that keep a 9/10 from being a 10/10. It's hard for me to knock Toy Story 3 down from my favourite film of '10, but for sheer originality this would win. It's definitely the second best film I've seen all year and, along with TS3, a standout from an otherwise dreary summer.
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1:35AM on 07/17/2010
F.A...I totally agree with you in regards to his "action scene elements" yet the story telling is so superb I often overlook it, but yes if he did tighten up on it just a bit I'd be a little more "spoiled"??? Also, he comes off very Michael Mann-ish in many aspects of his film-making...wouldn't you agree?
F.A...I totally agree with you in regards to his "action scene elements" yet the story telling is so superb I often overlook it, but yes if he did tighten up on it just a bit I'd be a little more "spoiled"??? Also, he comes off very Michael Mann-ish in many aspects of his film-making...wouldn't you agree?
12:44AM on 07/17/2010

Wow!!!

Just came back from seeing it. For Nolan and company to even conceive this movie (let alone pull it off) is simply amazing. Can't say enough good things about this film. As entertaining as it is ambitious... 10/10 Five Stars A+
Just came back from seeing it. For Nolan and company to even conceive this movie (let alone pull it off) is simply amazing. Can't say enough good things about this film. As entertaining as it is ambitious... 10/10 Five Stars A+
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12:22AM on 07/17/2010

Greatness achieved once again!

Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is the best film of the year! A top shelf psychological thriller that left me wowed to say the least. I didn't want the movie to end! 4 out of 4 stars definitely

Now bring on Batman 3 and Joseph Gordon Levitt as The Riddler please!
Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is the best film of the year! A top shelf psychological thriller that left me wowed to say the least. I didn't want the movie to end! 4 out of 4 stars definitely

Now bring on Batman 3 and Joseph Gordon Levitt as The Riddler please!
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12:17AM on 07/17/2010
That movie was unbelievable. I can't even remember when was the last time my jaw dropped in a film. This is the film that should be getting all the Avatar praise. A beautiful original story, breath taking visuals that didn't rely on complete CGI, and tremendous acting. What an ensemble cast! Tom Hardy and JGL were amazing! Not to mention Ellen looked beautiful as always. I hope Christopher doesn't get overlooked this year as this deserves every award for which he was robbed. Off the top of my
That movie was unbelievable. I can't even remember when was the last time my jaw dropped in a film. This is the film that should be getting all the Avatar praise. A beautiful original story, breath taking visuals that didn't rely on complete CGI, and tremendous acting. What an ensemble cast! Tom Hardy and JGL were amazing! Not to mention Ellen looked beautiful as always. I hope Christopher doesn't get overlooked this year as this deserves every award for which he was robbed. Off the top of my head I think Inception deserves to be nominated for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Visual Effects,Sound Mixing and Effects, and Cinematography. Sorry if I'm going a bit too far into this, but I really was in awe at the end!
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12:09AM on 07/17/2010

My 52 Second Review

Loved it. Did this "review" at the midnight showing.

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Loved it. Did this "review" at the midnight showing.

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11:50PM on 07/16/2010
This is the movie i've always DREAMED about!
This is the movie i've always DREAMED about!
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11:31PM on 07/16/2010

All i gotta say is..

joseph gordon-levitt!!!
joseph gordon-levitt!!!
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11:09PM on 07/16/2010
This was hands down one of the best movies I've ever seen.. it had absolutely everything and the pacing was relentless.. it jumped right in and left u foggy but picked up the pieces as the film went on. Very, very, very TOP NOTCH film making

10/10
This was hands down one of the best movies I've ever seen.. it had absolutely everything and the pacing was relentless.. it jumped right in and left u foggy but picked up the pieces as the film went on. Very, very, very TOP NOTCH film making

10/10
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11:00PM on 07/16/2010

Going on Monday in IMAX!

Guess my nips are gonna be rock hard all weekend.
Guess my nips are gonna be rock hard all weekend.
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10:30PM on 07/16/2010

Christopher Nolan is a Genius.

INCEPTION actually exceeded my expectations. I'm completely in awe. Everything was perfectly executed. The story was brilliantly layered with amazing action, breathtaking visuals, and most importantly a powerful emotional core. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and completely moved by the entire experience. Instant Classic for me.

And how about that score? I can't get it out of my head, it was hypnotizing.
INCEPTION actually exceeded my expectations. I'm completely in awe. Everything was perfectly executed. The story was brilliantly layered with amazing action, breathtaking visuals, and most importantly a powerful emotional core. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and completely moved by the entire experience. Instant Classic for me.

And how about that score? I can't get it out of my head, it was hypnotizing.
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10:23PM on 07/16/2010
This is the "The Matrix" of this decade, in that it left me in awe and bewilderment just as when I first saw "Matrix" 11 years ago.
This is the "The Matrix" of this decade, in that it left me in awe and bewilderment just as when I first saw "Matrix" 11 years ago.
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9:38PM on 07/16/2010

Just pure genius

This is the first movie I've ever seen where as I walked out of the theatre, I felt like walking back in and watching it again.
This is the first movie I've ever seen where as I walked out of the theatre, I felt like walking back in and watching it again.
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9:20PM on 07/16/2010

Wake me up!!!

This has got to be one of the best films ever made. One part Blade Runner, one part Oceans 11, a dash of The Matrix, and a pinch of James Bond. Inception is some seriously involving filmmaking and easily the best of the year so far. The last shot had everyone in the theater shouting and applauding and I kept hearing, "That was the most amazing thing I've ever seen."
This has got to be one of the best films ever made. One part Blade Runner, one part Oceans 11, a dash of The Matrix, and a pinch of James Bond. Inception is some seriously involving filmmaking and easily the best of the year so far. The last shot had everyone in the theater shouting and applauding and I kept hearing, "That was the most amazing thing I've ever seen."
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9:09PM on 07/16/2010
Inception is by far one of the most groundbreaking, innovative and greatest films I've ever seen. Walking out of the theater, I felt the same way I did when I saw The Matrix in 1999. Everything about the movie was extraordinary--I literally don't have one, single complaint. I encourage everyone to check it out! You won't be disappointed.
Inception is by far one of the most groundbreaking, innovative and greatest films I've ever seen. Walking out of the theater, I felt the same way I did when I saw The Matrix in 1999. Everything about the movie was extraordinary--I literally don't have one, single complaint. I encourage everyone to check it out! You won't be disappointed.
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8:40PM on 07/16/2010
I'm going to see the 12:00 p.m showing on sunday ( from the hype and outstanding reviews this movie is getting i'll bet even that showing is sold out ). From what I hear I just hope it doesn't mind fuck and confuse me like the biggest mind fuck movie ever witch is David Cronenberg's Videodrome. Don't know if anyone knows about or even remembers that movie. I just hope Iception lives up to what everybody is saying, I can't wait! James Cameron had better watch his back cause Cnristopher Nolan is
I'm going to see the 12:00 p.m showing on sunday ( from the hype and outstanding reviews this movie is getting i'll bet even that showing is sold out ). From what I hear I just hope it doesn't mind fuck and confuse me like the biggest mind fuck movie ever witch is David Cronenberg's Videodrome. Don't know if anyone knows about or even remembers that movie. I just hope Iception lives up to what everybody is saying, I can't wait! James Cameron had better watch his back cause Cnristopher Nolan is rapidly rising to the top.
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8:40PM on 07/16/2010

Paprika

Definite similarities with the anime Paprika. I wonder if Nolan was inspired by that?

But the movie was a masterpiece, incredible. One of the best I've ever seen!
Definite similarities with the anime Paprika. I wonder if Nolan was inspired by that?

But the movie was a masterpiece, incredible. One of the best I've ever seen!
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8:22PM on 07/16/2010

Best movie of the year

This has been the best movie ive seen sence dark knight. If your a fan of inception i reccomend an anime called Paprika..when i first watched it i thought it would be impossible to do a story like that live action but nolan proved me wrong
This has been the best movie ive seen sence dark knight. If your a fan of inception i reccomend an anime called Paprika..when i first watched it i thought it would be impossible to do a story like that live action but nolan proved me wrong
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4:52AM on 07/18/2010
Nothing can kill the grimace....
Nothing can kill the grimace....
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7:58PM on 07/16/2010

Finally a decent summer movie.

Definitely my favorite summer movie so far..I'm glad it wasn't so mind boggling to the point it left you scratching your head going huh? (ie Mission Impossible)but didn't also explain things to the point that a 5 year old could figure out the plot(ie Mission Impossible 2)also I found it interesting the use of an Edith Piaf song in the soundtrack who Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for portraying her.
Definitely my favorite summer movie so far..I'm glad it wasn't so mind boggling to the point it left you scratching your head going huh? (ie Mission Impossible)but didn't also explain things to the point that a 5 year old could figure out the plot(ie Mission Impossible 2)also I found it interesting the use of an Edith Piaf song in the soundtrack who Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for portraying her.
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6:12PM on 07/16/2010

Words Cannot Describe

What can I really say about Inception. By far the best movie of the summer? Without a doubt. There was so little known about this film prior to it's release but that made it all the better. The cast was amazing. JGL was perfect and his fight in the hallway (I do not want to spoil anything) was easily leaps and bounds above anything else ever done. It made the Neo/Agent Smith fight from The Matrix look like amateur filmmaking. I left the movie still in a sense of awe. This movie is one I will
What can I really say about Inception. By far the best movie of the summer? Without a doubt. There was so little known about this film prior to it's release but that made it all the better. The cast was amazing. JGL was perfect and his fight in the hallway (I do not want to spoil anything) was easily leaps and bounds above anything else ever done. It made the Neo/Agent Smith fight from The Matrix look like amateur filmmaking. I left the movie still in a sense of awe. This movie is one I will have to see again. I will say that it was a mind trip. The plot was scattered and moved along at a quick pace (I was shocked at how fast it moved) but the acting and story was simply mind blowing. For a while Nolan relied on CG but it didn't seem overdone at all and truly contributed to the overall story. Hands down it deserves to be a huge hit this summer and it leaves me wondering how Nolan is ever going to top this film. Overall I have no complaints at all. The movie was a trip but it all made so much sense watching it and by the films end I was rooting so hard for the team attempting Inception. It has been such a long time since I sat in a theater nervous to such a degree. The film was just perfect in every way possible. You without a doubt have such an easy idea how the film will end but I could not wait for it. With Nolan I expect the darker ending but this film concluded absolutely perfectly. I of course am waiting for the Expendables but I ca say without any hesitation at all that Inception is the movie to see this summer.
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10:52PM on 07/16/2010
100% percent agree bro. Can't even put into words how epic this film was. Finally a summer movie I want to go see again! Oh yeah cant wait for Expendables but won't even compare to this masterpiece...well said.
100% percent agree bro. Can't even put into words how epic this film was. Finally a summer movie I want to go see again! Oh yeah cant wait for Expendables but won't even compare to this masterpiece...well said.
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6:07PM on 07/16/2010
On a side note, I said before I caught this in IMAX, which I had to drive about a half hour to get to and couldn't help but wonder why more conventional theaters won't jump to convert a couple of theaters in IMAX rather than the 3D craze? I'd gladly pay extra for IMAX screenings vs crappy 3D conversions.
On a side note, I said before I caught this in IMAX, which I had to drive about a half hour to get to and couldn't help but wonder why more conventional theaters won't jump to convert a couple of theaters in IMAX rather than the 3D craze? I'd gladly pay extra for IMAX screenings vs crappy 3D conversions.
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6:01PM on 07/16/2010

Common knowledge

While many directors don't know how to succeed with a film, Christopher Nolan doesn't know how to fail.
While many directors don't know how to succeed with a film, Christopher Nolan doesn't know how to fail.
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5:55PM on 07/16/2010

Spielberg who?

Inception was just an original and creative film from the mind of Christopher Nolan. This fuckin film rocked my socks off! I love going to movies having no idea what is going to happen and that really doesn't happen anymore. This film is a mind fuck of awesomeness. Seriously I think it is one of the most original films I have ever seen. It is an incredible masterpiece. Truly amazing. Nolan you will be the Spielberg of the next generation of filmmakers, pushing boundaries and making
Inception was just an original and creative film from the mind of Christopher Nolan. This fuckin film rocked my socks off! I love going to movies having no idea what is going to happen and that really doesn't happen anymore. This film is a mind fuck of awesomeness. Seriously I think it is one of the most original films I have ever seen. It is an incredible masterpiece. Truly amazing. Nolan you will be the Spielberg of the next generation of filmmakers, pushing boundaries and making creative visual art. Amazing film!
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8:13PM on 07/16/2010
Don't go there because without people like Spielberg we wouldn't have people like Cnristopher Nolan today.
Don't go there because without people like Spielberg we wouldn't have people like Cnristopher Nolan today.
10:50PM on 07/16/2010
Touche moviewatch your right bro I was just more so trying to say he is the next gen filmmaker whos next 25 films are going to be the ones that change things you know! It was awesome.
Touche moviewatch your right bro I was just more so trying to say he is the next gen filmmaker whos next 25 films are going to be the ones that change things you know! It was awesome.
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5:38PM on 07/16/2010

haha

haha btw the trailer Devil played before Inception and everyone in the theater was watching it real intensely, but wen M. Nights name came up everyone started laughing and the ppl behind me said tht they wanted to c the movie before they saw his name.. I just couldnt believe how much everyone just cant stand him anymore.. I just thought tht was funny and wanted to share... Inception was amzing though
haha btw the trailer Devil played before Inception and everyone in the theater was watching it real intensely, but wen M. Nights name came up everyone started laughing and the ppl behind me said tht they wanted to c the movie before they saw his name.. I just couldnt believe how much everyone just cant stand him anymore.. I just thought tht was funny and wanted to share... Inception was amzing though
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6:02PM on 07/16/2010
Everyone laughed and booed as well when M. Night popped up, he's done.
Everyone laughed and booed as well when M. Night popped up, he's done.
6:16PM on 07/16/2010
Haha, that exact same thing happened in my theater. Everyone was super into and then once M. Night's name came up there was a giant disappointed sigh from the entire audience followed by everyone laughing because of it. Pretty awesome
Haha, that exact same thing happened in my theater. Everyone was super into and then once M. Night's name came up there was a giant disappointed sigh from the entire audience followed by everyone laughing because of it. Pretty awesome
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5:29PM on 07/16/2010
Here's the full review:

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Here's the full review:

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5:06PM on 07/16/2010

Brilliant

After dark knight and the prestige i didnt know oif nolan would find his groove again but boy did this film come out of left field and while i enjoy most of his work this is easily the most enjoyable and i guess nolanesque film we will ever see and to that point is wy this works so well. Leo was brilliant even bloody ellen page was amazing and I have to give a special shout out to ken watanabe wha an actor and really showed his true potential here. Amazing film start to finish cant wait for the
After dark knight and the prestige i didnt know oif nolan would find his groove again but boy did this film come out of left field and while i enjoy most of his work this is easily the most enjoyable and i guess nolanesque film we will ever see and to that point is wy this works so well. Leo was brilliant even bloody ellen page was amazing and I have to give a special shout out to ken watanabe wha an actor and really showed his true potential here. Amazing film start to finish cant wait for the blu ray
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4:54PM on 07/16/2010

Awesome!!!

The only problem that I had with this film was that it was more of a concept than a story, but im not complaining. I was enticed form beggining to end and tht must have been the fastest 2 in a half hours of my life.. Im def gonna be seeing it again in theaters!
The only problem that I had with this film was that it was more of a concept than a story, but im not complaining. I was enticed form beggining to end and tht must have been the fastest 2 in a half hours of my life.. Im def gonna be seeing it again in theaters!
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4:53PM on 07/16/2010
10/10 FUCKING BRILLIANT!!!!!
10/10 FUCKING BRILLIANT!!!!!
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4:48PM on 07/16/2010

10/10

The main complaints seem to be that there is over-explanation, and you don't care enough about the characters. Leo, as the main character, puts 5 other people through incredible risks and danger in an attempt to return home and see his kids, who he can't avoid walking through shockingly real memories of. I would say that gives his character some credit in terms of engagement with the conflict for the audience. As far as over-explanation: If The Dark Knight had been explained better (more
The main complaints seem to be that there is over-explanation, and you don't care enough about the characters. Leo, as the main character, puts 5 other people through incredible risks and danger in an attempt to return home and see his kids, who he can't avoid walking through shockingly real memories of. I would say that gives his character some credit in terms of engagement with the conflict for the audience. As far as over-explanation: If The Dark Knight had been explained better (more thoroughly), it would be on level with this movie. But it was so fast and complicated, that many people got lost in the ride. With Inception, a seemingly more complicated plot is understandable throughout, making it captivating and enjoyable.

Anyone who doesn't think this film was perfect loses my respect. Inception and Slumdog Millionaire are the two best movies of the past decade. Wall-E, City of God, LOTR Trilogy, 300, and A Beautiful Mind get honorable mentions.
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4:10PM on 07/16/2010

Inception, a modern masterpiece

If I could give it a hirer rating than 10/10, I would. I'm sure most of us taking the time to post on here are already Nolan fans, so there may be some bias responses going on. But, with all of the remakes and garbage that Hollywood puts out, it's so refreshing to have a filmmaker with his own distinct style and voice to give us truly original films that not only entertain but makes us think long after the viewing. Inception will be discussed by many, many people over the next few weeks.
If I could give it a hirer rating than 10/10, I would. I'm sure most of us taking the time to post on here are already Nolan fans, so there may be some bias responses going on. But, with all of the remakes and garbage that Hollywood puts out, it's so refreshing to have a filmmaker with his own distinct style and voice to give us truly original films that not only entertain but makes us think long after the viewing. Inception will be discussed by many, many people over the next few weeks. Whether you loved it or not, someone capable of leaving that impression is a pure talent.
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4:04PM on 07/16/2010
I enjoyed it, enjoyed it alot actually. Its not the masterpiece though that everyone is saying it is. My only problem with it was I didnt give a single shit about the characters at all. The story was amazing, the effects mind blowing, the actors damn good. It came off dry for me though when it came to emotional attachment. I so wanted to care for these people but couldnt, that for me seperates a good flick from an epic flick. 7/10
I enjoyed it, enjoyed it alot actually. Its not the masterpiece though that everyone is saying it is. My only problem with it was I didnt give a single shit about the characters at all. The story was amazing, the effects mind blowing, the actors damn good. It came off dry for me though when it came to emotional attachment. I so wanted to care for these people but couldnt, that for me seperates a good flick from an epic flick. 7/10
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4:22PM on 07/16/2010
Cheers to that. I call bullshit on the "masterpiece" label people are placing on this. In those cases most people are honing in on the scale of the film and its concept, and the quality of the effects, but little on how they felt about the characters or the story. Not one soul came out of that movie talking about the story.
Cheers to that. I call bullshit on the "masterpiece" label people are placing on this. In those cases most people are honing in on the scale of the film and its concept, and the quality of the effects, but little on how they felt about the characters or the story. Not one soul came out of that movie talking about the story.
10:47PM on 07/16/2010
I beg to differ. It's all in how you look at it. I watched the movie eagerly awaiting to find out if he'd get trapped in the dreams or if he'd accept the facts and go on with his life. Of course I believe the moral of the whole film was to learn to let go. I took something away from it...so to me it was a great film all around.
I beg to differ. It's all in how you look at it. I watched the movie eagerly awaiting to find out if he'd get trapped in the dreams or if he'd accept the facts and go on with his life. Of course I believe the moral of the whole film was to learn to let go. I took something away from it...so to me it was a great film all around.
2:08AM on 07/17/2010
So...Emotional attachment separates a good flick from an epic flick? Really? Twilight has a legion of emotionally attached fans, the biggest ever actually. Does that warrant an epic flick title?

I think most people left the theatre amazed.

Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan are the future.


So...Emotional attachment separates a good flick from an epic flick? Really? Twilight has a legion of emotionally attached fans, the biggest ever actually. Does that warrant an epic flick title?

I think most people left the theatre amazed.

Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan are the future.


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3:51PM on 07/16/2010

10/10

What a fucking excellent film. I'm still quite speechless...
What a fucking excellent film. I'm still quite speechless...
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2:38PM on 07/16/2010

Inception Is Not A Dream, Thankfully.

Inception is phenomenal. I say it's the best thing to come out since The Dark Knight, and maybe it's even better than TDK itself. You're hearing this from a diehard Batman fan. Chris Nolan takes raw, unfiltered filmmaking genius and applies it here, creating a masterpiece and his magnum opus in the process. Superb cast, incredible plot, outstanding visuals, gripping score, and one helluva good film. Arguably one of the best flicks I have ever seen. Inception is the new benchmark to beat. I
Inception is phenomenal. I say it's the best thing to come out since The Dark Knight, and maybe it's even better than TDK itself. You're hearing this from a diehard Batman fan. Chris Nolan takes raw, unfiltered filmmaking genius and applies it here, creating a masterpiece and his magnum opus in the process. Superb cast, incredible plot, outstanding visuals, gripping score, and one helluva good film. Arguably one of the best flicks I have ever seen. Inception is the new benchmark to beat. I don't care how much Avatar made and how Inception will fare at the Oscars, it stands to be defied, and will prove immune when pitted against the test of time. I will definitely watch it again, and again, and again, and then a dozen times on Blu-Ray. These are the kinds of movies moviegoers anticipate for years, sometimes decades, and sometimes all their lives.
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2:15PM on 07/16/2010

oh and

if this doesn't get nominated for best picture or if nolan or dicaprio don't get nominated for best director or actor, i will make a petition and we will riot in the streets. and you will join me.
if this doesn't get nominated for best picture or if nolan or dicaprio don't get nominated for best director or actor, i will make a petition and we will riot in the streets. and you will join me.
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1:50PM on 07/16/2010

in my opinion.

it was the best movie i have ever seen. me and my freneds couldnt stop talking about it for hours upon hours talking about our dreams and how cool it would be to actually have that dream machine and meet eachother inside a dream and do whatever the fuck we wanted to do. and how our encounters with other people and what they say to us are all generated from our brain. that was just some of the things INCEPTION made us talk about for hours. and it's easily my favorite movie of all time. i said to
it was the best movie i have ever seen. me and my freneds couldnt stop talking about it for hours upon hours talking about our dreams and how cool it would be to actually have that dream machine and meet eachother inside a dream and do whatever the fuck we wanted to do. and how our encounters with other people and what they say to us are all generated from our brain. that was just some of the things INCEPTION made us talk about for hours. and it's easily my favorite movie of all time. i said to myself, "how can anything beat this?" after i walked out the theater from THE DARK KNIGHT. and INCEPTION beat it. NOLAN IS THE MAN. and the ending to INCEPTION made me shit. this is the best movie i have ever seen 10/10.
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1:32PM on 07/16/2010
Caught the IMAX midnight screening last night and I can't remember the last time my jaw dropped open from start to finish. Not only following up "Dark Knight" relatively quickly, but delivering a better film is a testament of how talented Nolan is. I hope this finally gets the recognition he deserves.
Caught the IMAX midnight screening last night and I can't remember the last time my jaw dropped open from start to finish. Not only following up "Dark Knight" relatively quickly, but delivering a better film is a testament of how talented Nolan is. I hope this finally gets the recognition he deserves.
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1:30PM on 07/16/2010
Absolutely amazing! I was blown away to say the least. This is definately a blu-ray buy for me and a repeat viewing in the theater (if I get the chance).
Absolutely amazing! I was blown away to say the least. This is definately a blu-ray buy for me and a repeat viewing in the theater (if I get the chance).
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1:28PM on 07/16/2010
Believe the hype. Nolan has created a masterpiece, and one for the ages. I've never been more enthralled with a movie. The final shot alone is the most epic thing I've ever had the pleasure to see. My (sold-out) theater literally burst into a mixture of gasps and applause. I'll go ahead and say it: This is the best film of the last ten years, and one of the best films of all time. I promise you it will be counted among company like 2001: A Space Oddessy, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather, Star
Believe the hype. Nolan has created a masterpiece, and one for the ages. I've never been more enthralled with a movie. The final shot alone is the most epic thing I've ever had the pleasure to see. My (sold-out) theater literally burst into a mixture of gasps and applause. I'll go ahead and say it: This is the best film of the last ten years, and one of the best films of all time. I promise you it will be counted among company like 2001: A Space Oddessy, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather, Star Wars and others.
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1:35PM on 07/16/2010
Ha! That last shot got my theater as well. You could hear a pin drop leading up to it and then people went nuts.
Ha! That last shot got my theater as well. You could hear a pin drop leading up to it and then people went nuts.
12:54PM on 07/16/2010

Epic

The movie was THAT damn good. Truly epic. The more I think about the film, the more I feel intensely that it was a masterpiece. 10/10
The movie was THAT damn good. Truly epic. The more I think about the film, the more I feel intensely that it was a masterpiece. 10/10
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12:43PM on 07/16/2010

if I'm gonna be honest...

I think its a fine effort, the concept is great and there's a lot of cool moments in the movie. BUT, at no point did I give a damn about the plot or the characters, and I think that's the whole point. The dialog is so overloaded with exposition it hardly gives you a chance to enjoy what's going. Its like Nolan thinks we won't get it if he doesn't explain everything all the time. Highly overrated and praised by the masses thus far, but that was expected. Best review I read so far has to be by AO
I think its a fine effort, the concept is great and there's a lot of cool moments in the movie. BUT, at no point did I give a damn about the plot or the characters, and I think that's the whole point. The dialog is so overloaded with exposition it hardly gives you a chance to enjoy what's going. Its like Nolan thinks we won't get it if he doesn't explain everything all the time. Highly overrated and praised by the masses thus far, but that was expected. Best review I read so far has to be by AO Scott.

Its funny how a serious approach to a heady concept can impress people. I'll give the movie this technically and visually its jaw dropping perfection. Too bad what's most interesting about the movie is the conversations you have afterwards when you realize how much better it could have been.
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1:29PM on 07/16/2010
Sadly, most of the masses probably wouldn't have got it without the exposition. Heck, a lot of people still don't get it even WITH the exposition.
Sadly, most of the masses probably wouldn't have got it without the exposition. Heck, a lot of people still don't get it even WITH the exposition.
2:48PM on 07/16/2010
I actually think that if he would have showed more and talked less things would have been clearer. A lot of the confusion among people is that they couldn't process all the dialog. I would have liked more of that dialog to have been dedicated to some actual [link] development. There's hardly an uncalculated and honest exchange between DiaCaprio and Page, or him and Cottilard, and yet they're the key to both sides of the story.
I actually think that if he would have showed more and talked less things would have been clearer. A lot of the confusion among people is that they couldn't process all the dialog. I would have liked more of that dialog to have been dedicated to some actual [link] development. There's hardly an uncalculated and honest exchange between DiaCaprio and Page, or him and Cottilard, and yet they're the key to both sides of the story.
4:56PM on 07/16/2010
I completly agree with you.. It was an extremely entertaining movie but the story had no flow to it, it just seemed really crammed together...
I completly agree with you.. It was an extremely entertaining movie but the story had no flow to it, it just seemed really crammed together...
+1
12:42PM on 07/16/2010
phenomenal film... although I would expect nothing less from Nolan... the writing and acting are so amazing and the star power doesn't hurt either... not a bad moment in the film! wow... just wow...
phenomenal film... although I would expect nothing less from Nolan... the writing and acting are so amazing and the star power doesn't hurt either... not a bad moment in the film! wow... just wow...
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12:41PM on 07/16/2010

Sensational.

Everything was perfect about the film.
I felt that