Friday, July 23, 2010

Move over MATRIX the sci-fi movie INCEPTION has just begun to enter your dreams


Not since the Exorcist have I been so blow away by a mind dazzling movie like INCEPTION

What does inception mean? Webster says it means “An event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events,” which may or may not signal that this could be a new movie franchise like other blockbuster movies. Although we know what inception means, every time some says the word we may have new thoughts.

INCEPTION is now a thriller movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, but early on, it was the process of using psychology to find out your inner being while you sleep, sort of entering your dreams to take out information. So they can get you to tell them things later on. WOW, enough to give you goose bumps, huh? It works, and kind of scary for teenagers.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Cobb who has the job of subconsciously putting an idea in the mind of a businessman. In order to do this he first assembles a team of “dream hackers” who all link themselves in sleep to perform the task. Are you still with me? Yea, I was scratching my head, too.

The impressive star-studded lineup in  INCEPTION includes: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Berenger, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Ellen Page, Marion Cottiliard and many more.

Leonardo DiCaprio is much like Shutter Island - the big star of the film. His innocence from the days of the Titanic disappeared, and a powerful dramatic actor really shines in this movie, which you really need to see twice to understand. DiCaprio is a risk taker on and off screen according to Rolling Stone's cover story this week, but that’s what makes him stand out. I still have fond memories from his powerful role in Blood Diamond.

Although this movie is hard to fathom, it’s similar to many flicks we have experience that have been a tiny bit challenging to describe. It reminds me of Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange or even the Matrix, which at some point have dreaming and flipping from dreams to reality which really causes the confusion, but also creates the thriller effect. In other words, like my buddies who went with me to the movie said, a dream inside a dream, inside a dream. How often have you dreamed that you are falling from a cliff or building, and you wake up in a sweat right before you hit the ground or die?

Christopher Nolan directs INCEPTION and if the name Nolan sounds familiar think The Dark Knight, which was also one of my favorites. Nolan is a king of special effects which he employs artfully in this movie. The most amazing part is the zero gravity and how what you see is suddenly upside down, like you might be on drugs or hallucinating. Ask yourself the question at the end of the movie, are they still in a dream or is it reality. See if you are paying attention. Post your answer below in the comment section please. I will explain why they end the movie the way they did later.Inception is what dreams are made of excitement, thrills and chills. Hang on this one will really take you on a roller coaster ride.

Best advice eat your popcorn and drink you soda before the movie starts, and don’t go alone to this one. Thumbs up on this one X2 = A+.

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