it could have been a great film if the second part wasn't pointless, endless action
It really is a story about how a man deceives himself, how a man tricks himself into thinking reality is not reality and further buries himself inside his own fantasies, staying safe from the harsh nature of the outside world inside his own mind. I don't think it's a coincidence that Nolan began working on this when he was working on Memento. It's also a great allegory of filmmaking.
Some kind of weird hybrid of Mulholland Drive and Dreamscape put through a Michael Mann filter. Some next level shit. Nolan's best and probably the best film of 2010.
I found it to be more of a heist movie than a sci-fi. It didn't appear to be the complex masterpiece that its fans claim it is to me. But it did appear to me to be a well crafted, well executed heist movie, a very exciting and thrilling ride...far far from perfect but very enjoyable.
Although I have a certain amount of respect for the scope of this film, there's too much talk and no tension in Inception. It's flat, cold and only mildly impressive. It's not pretty, dreamlike, or particularly creative. All this film comes down to is a daft action movie where DiCaprio plays himself condescending Ellen Page and running around dreams with a French woman. Artistically unimpressive disappointment.
I love the ambition in this film,but way too much action.It's the problem when you want to be more accessible to a larger audience,you dumb it down! Too bad,but good movie though. THE PRESTIGE.
No.12 - I avoided this film when it was released because I was sick of hearing everyone talk about it but it's genuinely good. Turns out everyone was right.
Very Good film but Terry Gilliam nailed the biggest problem with the film "With ’Inception,’ I wondered why all of the dreams were action movies. Don’t people have other dreams?".
One of the finest films to come out of the Hollywood machine in recent history is this intelligent, fascinating work by Nolan. A great script that is able to keep so many balls in the air daring one to find holes in its structure. Fine performances, top notch artistry behind the camera and what a score. Clever and oh so satisfying. Dream bigger indeed.
Falls in love with itself for no apparent. This fanboyism around Nolan is absurd in my honest opinion.
A film with a lot of wasted potential. The final act is made up of a bunch of generic action/heist movie cliches and they aren't even done very well. Also, I thought the dream sequences were far more literal than they could have been and I wished Nolan had been more creative here. Also, the first act, like other Nolan films, drags on, creating uninteresting characters and it over explains things, like the dream tech
To me this is a smart well done action movie, with some existential and ambiguous elements to make you think and discuss on the drive home. It is a pretty straight forward affair, if you pay attention everything should flow pretty easily. I think the great dislike is directed towards a general audience not understanding it and raving about it's complexity, which drove film buffs crazy. Now it's time to wake up.
A pet peeve I must comment on. Cobb using Mal's totem. They say that you must select a totem so that no one else in the world knows the exact feel and weight of. Cobb adopts the top as a constant reminder of his mistake, and no one knows it's true properties, except a dead woman. "But wait, what about when she shows up in the dream world?" If she knew in the dream world then so would every figment in every brain, making the totem's useless. As the totem's are not useless it is safe to assume that the figments don't have that knowledge, or can't effectively use it. My take on the (non) issue.