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I went to see the movie "Inception" the other day, and I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out what I just watched for 2+ hours.

In other words it was far too confusing for it's own good.
With it's dreams, dreams within dreams, and dreams within dreams within dreams, writer/producer/director Christopher Nolan’s new humdinger requires more brain power than Stephen Hawkins and Sigmund Freud put together!

I read somewhere that Christopher Nolan spent 10 years writing this story. 10 years!
This only proves to me that even he struggled with making sense of his convoluted premise. Now I don't feel so bad admitting that throughout much of the movie I felt lost and disoriented.

SideNote:I seriously contemplated not even writing this review in the first place. I mean how fair is it to write a review on a movie I just couldn't for the life of me understand? But then I thought, that's precisely the kind of thing I will focus on!

Sure intellectually "Inception" gets high marks but emotionally, it's a dud. You never get a chance to care about any of the characters, you are just thrown into it.
The story is so complex that even with total concentration on the screen, I found it difficult, nearly impossible at times to keep up.
You never know who anyone is, what their goals are, who they work for or what they're doing.

In fact, it's sorta comical when actress Ellen Page’s character turns to her dream partners and asks, “So whose sub conscious are we in again?”
Darned if I knew either Ellen!

Christopher Nolan's brain just works differently than the rest of us I guess. Anyone who has seen"Memento" knows that his films require more than a bit of thinking in order to enjoy them.
The few smart people who understood it, loved it, but those of us who didn't "get it" (myself included) hated it.
So, will this be the case with "Inception"? Probably, but I'm guessing Warner Brothers is betting $160 million that audiences will love it.

I shoulda known going in that I wasn't going to see just an ordinary movie.
But whether or not we all love or hate Nolan's latest work, I will say that he’s going to get people talking about the film and it's storyline.

Yay, "Inception" is down from 96% to 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. So there are people out there like me who didn’t like it. Sigh of relief.
Wake up and smell the confusion.


Posted by oxyjen on Jul 20, 2010
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