Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inception

It must have been the IPAs that I got through earlier in the evening that had me collapsing spontaneously into this latest Chris Nolan movie about dreams and dreams within dreams. It was a big struggle staying in the moment as I was being pulled deeper into the cold warmth of the theatre. With waves of the beery subconscious running through me, the plot helmed by the capable Di Caprio was taking form - the kind that a Chris Nolan can attempt to build and not many others. Dreams are as elusive a subject as any and here it was being manfully deconstructed & subsequently constructed by an A-Team with the sole focus of understanding and influencing life. Brilliant premise. However, through my brief phases of consciousness, I felt that the linkages, those that are critical to any strong plot, were destined to play second fiddle to the brilliance of the premise. It doesn't really matter, there are no alibis in dreams.

Rating: * *                                           
PS: Michael Caine is in the movie for all of 2 scenes. Ellen Page is irritating.
                                

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

But I thought u didn't understand the movie!? I had to explain it to you. I should've reviewed it instead. But I hv to say that Ellen Page was less irritating in this vs Juno. I still think that the editing was superior. Leo was great.

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

"Beery subconscious" is just a brilliant description of a subconscious! I constantly strive to be in that state...

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

Finally saw the film. The basic concept was cool but there was nothing beyond that. Think about the the Matrix. The concept there was backed by some amazing action and half decent lines. I still think the "Mr. Anderson" dialog is one for the ages. Inception lacks all of that! So it is a movie that will quickly be forgotten...