Friday, July 30, 2010

Spoiler Free INCEPTION Review

I’ve wanted to review INCEPTION since I first saw it, but I didn’t want to give anything away.   But every time I start writing, I start giving things away.

Until I figured out a way to tell you how the movie made me feel without spoilers.

Here goes:

Remember experiencing breathless joy during a movie, like in watching the sword fight on the rolling wheel in the first PIRATES flick?  

INCEPTION’s got that.

Or the “whoa!” factor, like watching Neo dodge bullets?

INCEPTION’s got that.

A movie that engages your mind, that you have to keep thinking throughout, like MEMENTO?

Got that.

Or one with intricate themes, that you can keep digging at and coming up with more, like ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND?

Got that.

Or a movie that builds with edge of the seat action, like THE LORD OF THE RINGS?

It’s there.

Or a genre flick with dramatic depth, ala THE DARK KNIGHT?


Or the heart that really, really moves you despite yourself, like the opening sequence of UP?

Eh, not so much.   (There are passing moments of emotional depth – but really, what is passing depth?  It hits the heart, but leaves no mark.)

For me the positives outweigh the negatives.  Among my favorites of the past decade.

Just my thoughts,



Emily said...

Dude! This is the best review I've read yet! I'm gonna post a link to this on my own website. You said exactly what I wanted to say, but you also use pretty pictures. Thanks so much for writing this review. You rock!

Linds said...

This is my favorite Inception review. :) Must be why your blog tops my list of film blogs...