Saturday, July 17, 2010

Inception: Movie Review

Merges style with substance.

"Inception" is what you get when a filmmaker knows how to merge style with substance. Christopher Nolan has crafted a story (not an original one, but that's OK) that takes slightly abstract ideas and places it in a reality you can almost grasp, and then tells it with little complexity. It's a movie for all the masses - and that's where Nolan's genius comes in.   2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Screenplay by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio

He gives us characters, many of them in fact, and all performed expertly by the stellar cast. The dreams all have their own architecture which is visually stunning. And no it's not redundant to say again that he managed to merge style with substance.

"Inception" is filled with special effects, action running all over the place and loud dramatic scores. Remember this is Nolan with a big budget. But it's also just a straight-forward story with characters and romance - it does star Leonardo DiCaprio after all.
Best of 2010


Mr. Nobody (2009) - One man's search for the truth about himself over multiple possible lives.