Sunday, July 18, 2010

Half-Assed Movie Review: Inception

This movie blew my fucking mind.

Symbolism, plot holes, Juno's scarves and the inability to believe Leonardo DiCaprio capable of being any manner of parent to small children aside - this is one of the most mind-rippingly beautiful movies I've seen in a considerable age.

I can't remember the last time I've cared to know how a movie was made. Well done, Nolan. Thank you for making me care again. For sewing up the hole in my heart with zero-gravity fight scenes and Joseph Gordon Levitt in a tie.




Disclaimer:
This review is more half-assed than usual since it just came out and I don't want to be guilty of doing a "he's dead the whole time" bit of douchebaggery, so that's all I'm saying.

Except this - it's difficult to make the name Arthur hot. And yet...

10 keep(s) me blogging:

Robert the Skeptic said...

Could you make it easier for me and just tell me how many stars you give it, please?

Orhan Kahn said...

I'm with your father on this one, you've got too much going on in your review.

Gorilla Bananas said...

When your ass feels half its normal size, try a bit of plagiarism. "A heist thriller for surrealists" is what a full-assed reviewer said.

rachelslessonslearned said...

everyone I know has been raving about this thing. Alas, I must wait for DVD.

Jax said...

Agreed. On all points. I will also add that Marion Cotiallard or however you spell it has not been given enough credit by the critics for her performance here.
I just read an article on how they accomplished that scene you have a photo of... no green screens or CGI. Just a tipping set and wires. AMAZING.

The Future said...

I still haven't heard anyone diss this movie. I guess I'll have to succumb.

Stinkypaw said...

Cool! It does look interesting.

nic said...

Leonardo DiCaprio had me totally snowed in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Sometimes I still get confused. I will have to see this movie. Mind rippling, you say? Bring it.

Mary Witzl said...

To make the name 'Arthur' hot, just take out the H. Or pronounce it the Latin way. (Go on -- try it and you'll see!)

Orhan Kahn said...

Worst. Blogger. EVAH!