Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
If you have been following my reviews, which could really be classified as a pet project of mine and nothing more than a half-hearted attempt to stay invested in two of my favorite pastimes, writing and film, you may remember that I have a penchant for comparing film to food. Truthfully, as much as I enjoy the arts and film ...
"Inception" is a very good, _very_ fast-paced action movie. (No spoilers in this review.)
I walked out of the theater grinning from ear to ear. I straight up loved this movie. Sure, there were some errors and it wasn't perfect, but it was something completely different than what was(and is) considered a summer blockbuster. SO enjoyable, especially for film buffs.
THE BEST FILM OF 2010!!!!
Inception is mind-blowing, mind-bending, memorable, and 100% entertaining with solid action, acting, and story. The twists and plot devices can be confusing at times but that is obviously by design. One of the rare movies that you'll want to watch again and again.
Great, great movie! Apart from the ending but I guess it's a commercial necessity these days to leave things unresolved. I think some of the issues related to imaginary worlds were borrowed from the cyber-punk genre... except that the matrix and AIs are replaced by dreams and the subconscious. Nonetheless - Pretty awesome stuff! 8.5 would be my score.
Good sci-fi movie, with a russian doll game with the reality like in Philip K. Dick books. Don't worry if you don't understand the ten first minutes, you will find the reality later... or maybe not. (hacker joke: Ha! "The main idea of "Inception": if you run a VM inside a VM inside a VM inside a VM, everything will be very slow" @ foucault)
Far too scared of exploring its own interesting ideas to be anything but a pretty, shallow film.
I enjoy this movie, but some of the ideas are rather half-baked for a Nolan picture. Why doesn't Cobb just shoot the gal when he knows damn well she isn't real? (Yeah, yeah, I know, but any real professional knows better than to act like a human being on the job.) If your subconscious can be "militarized", why stop at hitting the invaders with a few men with assault rifles and the occasional freight train? Why not attack with 8,000,000 men, a fleet of tanks, and a few nukes for good measure?
I'd say regardless if you like it or not Inception is a must see.
What I learned from Inception is: that movie actors can make cars bullet-proof, that everyone's subconscious consists of schlocky action movies and that Hans Zimmer can fill any weak point in a screenplay with a surge of beautiful strings. While this is a great summer blockbuster it lacks weight in everything except the casting.
This complex, brilliantly conceived story explores a literal dreamworld, where Nolan's technical prowess illustrates the depth of his lucid imagination. The cast embraces their stage, and deliver strong performances, particularly Cotillard's Mal, although Page's Ariadne is burdened with too much exposition, and elements of the world are inconsistent. But these distractions don't define this experience, which swept me up into a world I could hardly believe, and yet couldn't turn away from.