“My first special guest reviewer is no other than fellow Dirty Dex member and up and coming movie director – Jon Bling. This review based on his background in Film studies so its a bit more educated than my review. A bit of trivia – he filmed my proposal video and since my girlfriend said yes, you can imagine how goddamn good he is. More special guest posters to come. Enjoy.”
INCEPTION = WOW
That was my first and only thought after viewing this highly anticipated film of 2010.
Im pretty sure 99% of everyone reading this have either seen this film or bought an illegal copy of it overseas. Nevertheless, I didn’t want to explain the story again but give you a more or less description of the ideas behind this incredible movie. A movie that will leave you breathless, intrigued and purely mind-fucked!
The director, Christopher Nolan, has an obsession with characters who’s internal purpose in life can ultimately destroy their external exisitence. You can see this in his last couple of films with “The Prestige”, “Batman Begins” and “Memento”. And this is best way to describe Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Dom Cobb, who’s only real goal in this film is to see his kids again. Something that any single-divorced father can relate to after losing custody of his children. And in this case, he’s stealing shit in your sub-conscious.
Most would describe the film as silly but that’s the reason why we go to the movies. To see reality rip itself apart and given to us in a whole new light. What makes this film work is that it belongs in a new genre of films of late called “Magic Realism”. This is considered when the reality inside the film is altered with a single idea that can twist the film around and show you a whole new world of life. Films such as “Field Of Dreams” and “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” belong in this category. It could happen in real life but it can’t right? Who knows.
I really liked “Inception” and not because I’m a huge fan of Christoper Nolan, although he is working on “Batman 3” and “The Man Of Steel” simultaneously so I’m not the only one who is in love with him. But because every film he makes has the same style, technique and quality to it. And that is pretty damn good! Most directors out there switch their style or themes to avoid being typecast but Nolan utilizes what he knows best and does it over and over. Everything from casting to cinematography to editing is all relatable to his other works. The best example of this is the multi-narrative editing device whereby showing three different scenes that are happening at the same time will give the audience a great sense of uneasiness and therefore a edge-of-your-seat feeling. Compare the climax of “Inception” to the boat scene in “The Dark Knight” and tell me what you think. Another fantastic element of “Inception” is the musical score. Didn’t it just make the film more thrilling? We all remember the joker’s theme in “The Dark Knight” and how that made us cringe in the cinema. This was no exception
For an official rating, I give it 9 out 10.
– Cobb only wears his wedding ring when his wife is alive in his dreams
– Cobb’s wife’s name is “Mal”… which is translated as wrong/bad/evil or pain in French, Spanish and Portuguese
– James Franco (Green Goblin Jnr.) was suppose to play Arthur