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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Weekend's Blockbusters - Inception

Inception. The concept of entering one's mind, deep into the subconscious and planting an idea that they come to understand as their own. Boom, you're already hooked.

Directed by Christopher Nolan (The Prestige, The Dark Knight), music by Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean), and top notch performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Cillian Murphy.

"Inception" is probably the best movies I've seen this year. It has just the right amount of everything it needed: action, comic-relief, plot twists, Ken Watanabe, et cetera. Its an interestingly strange and gripping concoction of philosophy, realism and massive levels of intricate detail that could only work in one delivery, which Nolan does flawlessly. Going into the theater, my biggest concern with the film was if they were going to explain everything to a level that would make me enjoy the movie over trying to keep up most of the time. Nailed it. That's not to say it doesn't leave you with a million questions at the end, however...

This movie will push you to the edge of your seat, have you making ridiculous faces out of disbelief and awe, and will pull you in right from the get-go. Rottentomatoes.com gave this an 85 out of 100, and I'd easily give this movie a solid A. Get out and see it.

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