Inception, a movie review: by Lee Sonogan
(2010) M/2h28mins/ Action, adventure, Sci-fi
Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece after his Batman movie series. Inception is about a dream sharing technology and infiltrating a person’s mind to implant an idea in it. The movie is exciting and thrilling as the scenes in the guys subconscious starts to change in logic and reason in the dream world. The main characters go deeper in the guys mind. This leads to multiple scenes at once, going in different speeds. The movie stars many well-known actors with the main character been played by Leonardo DiCarprio.
The main actors in this movie include:
- Leonardo Dicarpio
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Ellen Page
- Tom Hardy
- Micheal Caine
- Cillian Murphy
- And many more.
This movie was made with a budget of 160 million and made over 292 million in the box office. Joseph Gordon-Levitt performed all but one of his own stunts during the fight scene in the spinning hallway. Leonardo DiCaprio was Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas’s only choice for the role of Cobb, the main character. Despite prominent billing, Michael Caine only gets three minutes of screentime.James Franco was in talks with Christopher Nolan to play a character called Arthur, but was ultimately unavailable due to scheduling conflicts. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy co-starred together again in The Revenant, but this time playing enemies. DiCaprio convinced Hardy to read the script and do the film with him.
It took ten years for Christopher Nolan to write screenplay for this movie. During production, details of the film’s plot were kept secret. Christopher Nolan, who wrote the script, cryptically described it as a contemporary sci-fi action thriller “set within the architecture of the mind.” The fifth Christopher Nolan movie (out of the seven) to enter the IMDb Top 250, along with Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar
In spite of the films extensive surreal effects sequences, the majority special effects throughout the film, such as the Penrose stairs, rotating hallway, mountain avalanche, and zero gravity sequences, were created through practical methods, not through the use of computer generated imagery. The film only has around 500 visual effect shots, as opposed to most other visual effects epics which can have upwards of 2000 VFX shots.
This movie has won Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Writing, Original Screenplay in the Oscars, Best Special Visual Effects at the BAFTA awards.
In conclusion, It has a satisfying story and beautiful imagery. The dream sequences will always keep you guessing. And every character in the move all play an important part. The themes are really powerful, from mind game tests, to the sub conscious fights back. Even the music set each scene perfectly. If you have not seen it yet, then watch this trailer below.