it blew my mind to smithereens. OOOO SUCH AN EPIC MOVIE. i watched it with my friends, and at the very last part when the top is spinnig, then the movie ends, we all screamed bloody hell. Now i am banging my head on the desk for when i watched it was merely 30 minutes ago.
Is it strange to say that I actually got what was going on in the movie? (I have weird ass dreams myself, they've shifted into layers..besides..dreams are awesome I love em) I just watched this with my family, and at the end of it I was like "..OH COME ON!!!!!" along with my mom, I love that it makes you wonder A splendid movie, kept me on the edge of my seat, I would DEFINITELY watch it again . Makes me want to do a doodle of what my version of a dream world would be if I was the dream architect..XD
Actually it was a bit underwhelming for me watching it for the first time.
There was a whole lot of explaining going around, and I needed to pay attention to it. It was too much explaining things and not enough exploring. Exposition is not really emotionally engaging. The plot was straight-forward more than I hoped. When Nolan and DeCaprio mention the 4 levels in the dream, I was thinking that was going to be the entire story, Memento times 2, but was more the layout of the job.
But I saw it again with a friend and his family(can't you believe his mom, sister, and uncle walked out in the ending? It was too much to comprehend for them) the next day and it was much better the next time. After a uphill battle of catching all the details, you then watch it again with a fresh memory and catch what you missed or didn't have time to eat it all.
And as I said about the explaining part. You'd think that they should narrow down the dialogue a bit and leave more to the imagination. That the more exact the details the less it broadens the horizons on your thinking. But somehow the specificity of it, especially on Cobb's personal explaining, really fires up your brain. And the after-thoughts from watching it so far has never ceased.
But for both times I watched it, I thought that it likely does have the most accelerating climaxes I've ever seen. Instead of a regular multi-layered climax where individuals do their own thing in different locations. It's that at while these people are only awake at one level, they're still physically present in all levels. So you have all these characters put in jeopardizing situations everywhere at once.
Best movie of the year? Well Toy Story 3 has gotten to me more the first viewing already. I was enjoying every single one of characters, and was laughing and crying all the way through. It was the most spectacular 3rd installment I've seen. Inception didn't have enough going for the supporting cast, and hasn't spark real intense emotions from me, but is still top-notch on ideas and story. Both I watched twice; TS3 got me equally great both times, Inception was less the first time and better the next.
I have no doubt that both will be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. I would like to imagine a best case scenario where it'll be a tie between them. A real highlight in film history where the winners tied at the 2011 Academy Awards will be two films that engage you in two of the most important parts of you. Toy Story 3, the one that pulls on your heart strings, and Inception, the one that stimulates your mind.
i saw it yestaerday... it was the most psychologically mindf*cking, deepest action film i saw since the matrix... and it was even better than matrix. awesome cast, effects, and most importantly, plot. it's a good lesson to the likes of brett ratner and michael bay: put plot and acting (bay: hmm... let's see: f*ck effects, make transformers look like robots from car parts that arae kept in one piece by dog poop, f*ck actors, get me some annoying southern teen-bopper and some cheap actress who's hot. and most importantly, do not f*ck the plot, rape it, do things to make us look clever like having a stupid flashback that will MAKE us look clever and the audience will buy it, return the characters you can get to thi movie, but treat them like sh*t and run away with it. but don;t EVER touch my precious explosions. EVER) before effects. this film get's the norris seal of approve (inception, not transformers 2)