This is a thinking man's film. It references psychoanalysis, physics, principles of art, postmodern philosophy and god knows what else. Its ambitious in scope and in the technicalities of film making. I don't know who Nolan's editor is but he or she should win an award for this one. In hands less adept this could've turned out to be a first class disaster. Watch this Film. The soundtrack was amazing also.
Artistically, it's probably the most ambitious blockbuster to date. It offers complexity of Charlie Kaufman and the action in a manner of most spectacular grand-scale Hollywood entertainment - with sharp, fashionable aesthetics and the sound that left blueprint for future of commercial film. Still, beneath the complexity and the action lies a message of humanism and vulnerability that overshadows the entire spectacle
The creativity of the subconscious mind has always fascinated us. Inception, a product of conscious minds, challenges us to tell dream from reality but boils down to 3-4 deeply conventional heist/action sequences, each "A dream within a dream" (Poe’s surf-tormented shore is here too). The film is at its best when dreams blur but its human heart is borrowed from Solaris. A missed $160M opportunity to be truly creative
One of Most Overrated Movies of Cinema History. It has a interesting concept but lacks an artistic view. It is a action movie with a world of dreams subplot that should be the real focus of the movie, It's overloaded with gunfights and chase scenes. The screenplay is bland, ending is not really conclusive in terms of the conflict's logic. The score, the VFX and the overall actors performances are pretty solid
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE DREAMS. NOLAN succeeds an original challenge: to explore & manipulate the unknown of mind, by travelling between reality & 3 layers of dreams. Often exciting & even gripping. A few lengths. === 20.000 LIEUES SOUS LES REVES. NOLAN réussit un pari original: explorer & manipuler l’inconscient en voyageant entre réalité & 3 couches de rêves. Souvent passionnant. Parfois saisissant. Des longueurs.
Magnifico. Mi rendo conto di avere un debole per i film di Leonardo DiCaprio, quindi il mio giudizio potrebbe essere un po' influenzato dalla sua presenza, ma trovo questo film spettacolare, quasi in tutti i suoi aspetti. I personaggi ben amalgamati, la storia contorta che devi rivedere almeno una seconda volta per toglierti ogni dubbio. Anche se, con questo finale, una terza volta non sarebbe ancora abbastanza.
Long métrage qui concilie avec un bonheur certain et une époustouflante maestria les pires ingrédients du blockbuster traditionnel et une raffinée intelligence scénaristique, aux machiavéliques subtilités en forme de poupées gigognes, conjuguant simultanément plusieurs strates de rêves emboîtés, avec une ingéniosité et une potentialité ouvrant des espaces labyrinthiques infinis. www.cinefiches.com