This film changed my life because it's responsible for making me want to go into filmmaking. In the summer of 2010, my Dad, brother, and I got to stay at our second cousins place at Stone Harbor. It was one of the most memorable trips of my lifetime. On one rainy day we went to the stone harbor theater and saw Inception. When we walked out my mind was completely blown.
The most un-dreamlike film about dreams I've seen. For something truly oneiric, try 'The Hourglass Sanatorium' or 'Mulholland Drive'. This is just silly stuff, turned up to 11. I liked Nolan's first, low-budget film, 'Following', but since then he has developed a bad case of The Bigs. At this point, it seems to be terminal.
I genuinely enjoyed reading the Mubi reviews more than watching the film. For me, it's nothing really special. I remember being rather disappointed that it was just a very pretty action film with set pieces, rather the labyrinthine story I'd heard so much about. Some reviewers wonder how Nolan could come up with such an idea.... Well, better, films. Like some have suggested. Paprika and Primer maybe.
what are dreams and what is the architecture of dreams? in one scene, Dom asks Ariadne to make a maze one can't solve in a minute. she fails the first time, making one too linear. her second is abstract. Inception is the first type; it is labyrinthine, perhaps, but too constrained by logic, by rules. Nolan is ultimately an architect and not a dreamer. he can make stable forms but not otherworldly ones.
A great idea/concept. Amazing visuals. Not much of an interesting story and main character. He shows no emotional struggle, simply tells the audience the issue/problem. I couldn't feel the tension. Left me disappointed that such a hyped up film & one with a great concept didn't amaze me.