Inception (2010)

  • DIRECTED BY: Christopher Nolan
  • STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page
  • RATED: PG-13
  • OPINION STARS: 5 out of 5
  • THIS FILM IS: Complex, Intense, Thoughtful
DESCRIPTION: Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) is an expert at extraction: stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind’s vulnerable dream state. Because of his skill, he’s become an coveted player in industrial espionage – but it’s also made him a fugitive. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception, a tricky process that involves planting an idea rather than stealing one. However, no planning or skill can ready them for a deadly enemy that seems to anticipate their every move. An enemy only Cobb could have seen coming. Winner of 4 Academy Awards, in including Best Visual Effects.
  • VIOLENCE & GORE: 7/10
  • UNSETTLING CONTENT: 6/10
  • FOUL LANGUAGE: 4/10
  • MATURE THEMES: 6/10
  • SEXUALITY & NUDITY: 2/10
NOTE: Christopher Nolan has directed many brilliant films in his career, but in my opinion, Inception is his tour de force. With it’s incredible premise, superb cast, remarkably clever script, and mind-blowing visuals, it’s destined to become a classic: one of the best sci-fi films of this decade, or any decade. Check this one out – impatient viewers will soon get lost in the complexity of it all, but for those who stick with it, there’s a wealth of thought-provoking material to chew on. To borrow the words of another critic, “Inception is proof that people are not stupid, that cinema is not trash, and that it is possible for blockbusters and art to be the same thing.”
  • FOR AGES 14+

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”

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About In Pursuit of Copiousness

“Many clever men like you have trusted to civilization. Many clever Babylonians, many clever Egyptians, many clever men at the end of Rome. Can you tell me, in a world that is flagrant with the failures of civilisation, what there is particularly immortal about yours?”
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5 Responses to Inception (2010)

  1. PrincessR says:

    Haha, love your last quote!!
    I think you broke it down nicely. 🙂 It was a neat movie- mind boggling, but neat.
    ~Rebecca

  2. Sarah says:

    Haha! I love that quote! That or “Thank you for your opinion, darling”. Those two are SO funny.

    Great job on the review! You are really good at that. That movie is definitely growing on me. I didn’t really care for it when we first came out of the theatre, but now I want to see it again. It wasn’t “scary” per say, but definitely intense in some parts.

    Thanks for the review!

  3. PrincessR & Sarah,

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave such encouraging comments! I appreciate it!

    Yeah, as soon as I heard that line in the theater, I said to myself, “When I review this movie, that’s the quote I’m gonna put up!” 🙂

  4. mikew92 says:

    I watched it twice when we rented it and loved it. It is one of my favorite films. I believe, due to my sister’s grabbing it while I was standing there, (7.99 For the combo pack at Target on Black Friday, can you beat that pricing?) I will be acquiring a copy in the month of December. 🙂

    Love the quote, gotta say, it was a great line.

    • It’s a mind-blower of a sci-fi flick, that’s for sure. I’ve watched it about 4 times – once in the theatre, and several times on DVD since I received it last year for Christmas. Glad to see you’re a fan of it, too… and I hope you get a copy for Christmas. 😀

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