Inception

New review from The Movie Snob

Inception (B). It is a tribute to the director of this sci-fi/action movie that it doesn’t feel nearly as long at its 148-minute run time would suggest. Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island) plays a fugitive criminal named Cobb whose specialty is stealing corporate secrets by invading the dreams of those in possession of those secrets. He gets hired for a job that’s a twist on the standard operation: a corporate bigwig wants him to invade the dreams of another corporate bigwig and plant an idea so subtly that he’ll think it’s his own. Cobb assembles his team, and they go to work. Matters are complicated because Cobb’s dead wife is so entrenched in his own subconscious that she has a way of turning up in the middle of delicate operations. There are lots of crazy special effects, including the one I think they showed in the trailers in which the city of Paris folds up and onto itself. I’m not very good at following movies like this, where you’re never sure what’s real and what’s not, but I just went along for the ride & enjoyed it just fine.

6 comments on “Inception

  1. >This movie is surely the masterpiece of this summer. The storyline is just amazing. The performances, the choreography, the timings everything is just perfect. You have described this movie so beautifully in your blog. Thanks a lot for sharing the blog.

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  3. […] From what I understand, this movie is based on a true story.  Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Inception) is an ordinary 27-year-old guy living in Seattle.  He’s got a somewhat flaky artist […]

  4. […] panned by the critics. It’s just good, stupid fun with mythology. Oh, I should mention Inception, because it was a fun, roller-coaster ride of a movie, even though I didn’t know what was […]

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  6. […] From what I understand, this movie is based on a true story.  Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Inception) is an ordinary 27-year-old guy living in Seattle.  He’s got a somewhat flaky artist […]

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