'Inception' Review By Newtron

In the golden age of the crappy, Hollywood remake, Christopher Nolan's Inception is a refreshing breath of air, a film that is both original and innovative, sticking out among the rest
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
Inception tells the story of Dom Cobb, a man who makes a name for himself as an "extractor", one with the cability to enter the dreams of others and gather secret information. After the death of his wife, Cobb comes under question and is forced to run from his family and country. But he is given a chance to return to the life he lost, only if he can infiltrate the dreams of a corporate target and successfully perform the opposite of what he is known for, inception.

The universe of Inception is one that is timeless, although it feels that it could be in the not too distant future. This appeals to me personally, as the story feels somewhat familiar, and doesn't require flashy vehicles, highly stylized wardrobe, or complex, technological societies. Like Tony Scott's Deja Vu, it falls under the category of what I call "real sci-fi", where elements in the story feel as though they are achievable in today's society. The universe of Inception is complicated in its own right, though simple enough to understand, if you follow it close enough. This is not a film that you want to go away from and come back to. And believe me, you won't want to.

Visually, this is the most CGI used by Chris Nolan in any of his films. And again, he utilizes the CGI where it is most necessary, in the dream sequences. Even then, its usage still feels to be at a bare minimum, drawing the viewer into the dream world more effectively. However, the best visuals were not achieved by CGI, but done realistically. Had it been any other director, I feel most of the visuals would have been attempted and achieved through CGI, but Chris Nolan keeps the movie real, giving the viewers true visual spectacle.

Chris Nolan, once again, proves his effectiveness as a writer in this film, giving a story that is mostly character driven. Though the visuals, set design, etc. are mesmerizing, the biggest investment from the viewer will be with the characters, namely Dom Cobb, masterfully rendered by Leonardo DiCaprio. When entering the main dream sequence, I wasn't anticipating it because of the potential for visual spectacle, but because Cobb's story was so emotionally captivating. Chris Nolan takes his time fleshing out Cobb's character over the span of the film, so the viewer doesn't come to know and understand everything about Cobb until the very end, a perfect end I must say. The supporting cast is phenomenal, providing characters that feel completely knowledgable and believable. Two thumbs up for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy.

In the golden age of the crappy, Hollywood remake, Christopher Nolan's Inception is a refreshing breath of air, a film that is both original and innovative, sticking out among the rest. Inception provides anything and everything that anyone can enjoy from a truly captivating film: action, suspense, great visuals (CG or not), romance/love, tragedy, the quest for redemption, etc. All of these elements are perfectly mixed in and translated into a universe rarely seen onscreen, providing a worth-while story for anyone to view and enjoy over, and over, and over again.

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Comments (14)

  1. Newtron

    @Forrestgump1: Thanks bruh.

    5 years agoby @newtronFlag

  2. Forrestgump1

    Wow im shocked .. this is a good review .. wow i figure since you were new .. you wld write those little sentences like all the other ppl do .. but im impressed .. Good review ..

    5 years agoby @forrestgump1Flag

  3. Lock and Stock

    Nice review. Check mine out.

    5 years agoby @m-man360Flag

  4. ChuChi

    great movie but not original. and good review

    5 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  5. Newtron

    @Mrman3810: You're right bruh. God bless

    5 years agoby @newtronFlag

  6. Newtron

    @Mrman3810: you're right dude. How could I have been so blind? How could I think that the visuals and the performances had anything to do with the film. I completely forgot that you can make a film without actually providing visual images and without actors. But thanks for reminding me. I'll just go and delete my review right now...LOLOL sorry bruh, but I stand by what I wrote. But thanks for the comments, the parts I could comprehend anyway :D

    5 years agoby @newtronFlag

  7. Chris

    Hey everyone the meeting to make chris nolan god is tomorrow be there at 6.00 and bring punch and cookies

    5 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  8. Chris

    you know you can always just write chris right?

    5 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  9. Newtron

    @Diaigma and Hi my name is Chris: Thanks guys. @Hi my name is Chris: I thorougly enjoy writing your ridiculously long username, because it's ridiculously long.LOLOL

    5 years agoby @newtronFlag

  10. Diaigma

    My mistake. Good review, btw!

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  11. Chris

    Great review

    5 years agoby @unknown21Flag

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    5 years agoby @newtronFlag

  13. Diaigma

    Wait. Didn't you write a review for this already?

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  14. Dan

    Heck yeah, man :)

    5 years agoby @dan1Flag