Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Screw With

After seeing the epically, mind-blowing film Inception (twice), I decided that I should create a list of why, to me, this movie is awesome. But don't worry, it's spoiler free!

1) The cast

This movie is chock full of amazing actors that make a great, cohesive unit. Leo does well as a the protagonist (tortured soul is second nature for him). Marion Cotillard scared the crap out of me. Tortured is also a great description of her performance. Stand out for me was Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Holy smokes, that kid from Angels in the Outfield grew up GOOD. His snappy quips and even snappier outfits added some nice depth (and hotness) to the film. Ellen Page was charming, though slightly arrogant at times. Tom Hardy was a vision of sarcasm and a foreign accent. Everyone did a fantastic job.

2) The action

From jumping time, to chase scenes, to the premise of the movie itself; action is never missing. I don't want to give away too much of the film so I'll cut this section short, but anyway, dull is one word that cannot describe this movie or its characters.

3) the final reason I love (yet also dislike this movie) is that it messes with your mind in a really BIG way

You cannot think about this movie too much. You will lose your mind and end up in a padded room, donning a straight jacket. It invades your mind (much the way the movie describes, haha Nolan) and it doesn't leave. So enjoy the movie, but yeah, don't think about it too much. You'll gather an obsession with an unspecified object (can't give away the trade secret).

So that is what I have to say for this film. Which pretty much echoes what everyone else is saying, except people who have no taste in movies. Whatever you do, don't trust those people, they're probably artsy-fartsy.

Anyhow, I will leave you now, with this parting thought....what defines your reality?