Monday, August 2, 2010

Movie Review: Inception - PG13

Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) is a unique sort of thief.  He is able to steal people's innermost secrets by accessing their dreams.  But, this latest caper is not a theft exactly.  He and his team are hired to plant a thought deep in someone's subconscious.  It is very dangerous for them to go that deep into someone's subconscious.  Add to that the fact that they try a dream within a dream, which is also risky, and the story gets complicated.  Sometimes it is actually hard to tell if the scene is a dream or reality. It is a complex plot that requires you to put on your thinking cap.  And by the way, Cobb also has a dream of his own, which further complicates things.

As far as the actors, Dicaprio was good, but  I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt stole the show as Arthur, Cobb's partner and teammate.  Ellen Page (from Juno) was also very good as the architect of the dream they use to accomplish the assignment.

Plenty of action, and the  special effects are fabulous (remember, anything can happen in a dream :)  I was particularly impressed with the suspense of the plot.  I was truly on the edge of my seat.  The only content warning I have is some fighting and violence.  One challenge they have to overcome are "projections", which is what dreamers use to fight people who invade their dreams.

Two words:  See it!
Two more words: Pay attention!

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