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There's nothing quite like it! A Paradox!

  • Jan 4, 2011
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I like to watch a movie that keeps me guessing what is happening, why it is progressing the way it is, where it is going & what is going to happen next. Inception is one such movie. It keeps the audience in suspense and guessing, anxious to KNOW what is ahead.
 
Dreaming is something that I had always been enchanted with all my life. It is through dreams that I see God the first time in my life! Yes, I’ve been fascinated by the reality of my dreams and the world we perceived as real. Inception is a world of possibilities, just like our dream world and sleeps each night, a place where we escape to for whatever reasons! I’m already engrossed the first 20 mins of the movie, which is normally not the case when I’m watching a movie in the comfort of my living room. There are plenty of distractions around me, that is.
 
Of course, I’ve never seen or walk in a world upside down in my personal dreams. But I have had been a bird, a Victorian lady wearing huge petticoat and also living & breathing under the sea! So, this is one movie which may not make sense and yet in the dream world, it makes plenty of “sense”. I must say I’ve even dreamt of the day the world is coming to its end, “living” in the reality & seeing with my own eyes what hell is! It certainly is one hell of a dream!



 
Inception is entertainment at its best. It doesn’t have to make so much sense that it becomes totally a bore. There is nothing quite like it! In fact, it is probably Leonardo at his best! Titanic was a bore, Inception is a challenge! A challenge to go beyond one’s own reasoning and to appreciate the intricacies of the mind. Yes, for someone who majored in Psychology, this is a highly interesting movie! A movie that challenges one’s understanding, logical thinking and reality of this world.  A film that explores the underlying human subconscious and questions about how that subconscious affects our motivations, behaviors and actions of life. It is possibly the very film (at least for me) that explores the different levels of our subconscious mind through dreams. Highly intelligent although it might not have been an accurate portrayal & effective way of explaining it. However, since it is merely a film (not education), it will therefore suffice. For a movie, it is quite an ambitious attempt!
 
Oh, as a warning, do not try to engineer your dreams. Dreams are best left alone and follow its natural courses.  Scientists sometimes try too hard before they are ready, imho.

As for Hollywood, I don’t need a film to be real, but I need it to be interesting and entertaining. This one fits the bill brilliantly! Great job!
 
There's nothing quite like it! A Paradox! There's nothing quite like it! A Paradox!

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January 09, 2011
Great review here on a really good flick.
January 11, 2011
Thanks! :-)
 
January 04, 2011
what a fun review! Nice touch including some bits of your personal stuff, Sharrie. It makes the review flow with character. =)
January 04, 2011
Thanks! LOL... my movie reviews are not quite typical ;-)
January 04, 2011
Your reviews have character, I don't ask much as long as it contains a personality and a reaction. I'll take them over some other folk's mixed up drivel taken from other reviews in other sites ;-)
January 04, 2011
Oh those, haha... I had seen those before! You'd wonder why they even waste time! Thanks!
January 04, 2011
For some reason, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind came to mind after I saw this movie!
January 04, 2011
I can see that. They both had to deal with one's psyche although "Inception" was more action-oriented. So....where's that review on Book of Eli at? LOL! (you know I won't let you off the hook)
January 04, 2011
That's one movie I'm not going to review... too depressing, LOL
January 04, 2011
really? I thought it was a great story about sacrifice.
 
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Inception is a 2010 American science fiction film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a thief  who extracts information from the subconscious mind of his victims while they dream. Unable to visit his children, Cobb is offered a chance to regain his old life in exchange for one last job: performing inception, the planting of an idea into the mind of his client's competitor.
 
Development began roughly nine years before Inception was released. In 2001, Nolan wrote an 80-page treatment about dream-stealers, presenting the idea to Warner Bros. The story was originally written as a heist film, inspired by concepts of lucid dreaming and dream incubation. Feeling he needed to have more experience with large-scale films, Nolan opted to work on Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Knight. He spent six months polishing up the script for Inception before Warner Bros. purchased it in February 2009. Filming spanned six countries and four continents, beginning in Tokyo on June 19, 2009 and finishing in Canada in late November of the same year. Composer Hans Zimmer scored the film, using parts of Edith Piaf's song "Non, je ne regrette rien".
 
Inception was officially budgeted at $160 million, a cost that was split between Warner Bros. and Legendary ...
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Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: July 16, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Christopher Nolan
Runtime: 148 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, Syncopy Films, Legendary Pictures
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