Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Inception Review (Updated)


Release Date: 22nd July 2010 - Australia

Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures (presentation)
Legendary Pictures (in association with)

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Sci-Fi/Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 148 minutes

Budget: $160,000,000

Box Office Gross: $825,532,764

Plot Summary
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, 
the absolute best in the 
dangerous art of extraction, 
stealing valuable secrets from 
deep within the subconscious 
during the dream state, when 
the mind is at its most 
vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability 
has made him a coveted 
player in this treacherous 
new world of corporate 
espionage, but it has also 
made him an international 
fugitive and cost him 
everything he has ever loved. 
Now Cobb is being offered 
a chance at redemption. 

One last job could give him his 
life back but only if he can 
accomplish the impossible-
inception. Instead of the 
perfect heist, Cobb and his 
team of specialists have to pull 
off the reverse: their task is 
not to steal an idea but to 
plant one. If they succeed, it 
could be the perfect crime. 
But no amount of careful 
planning or expertise can 
prepare the team for the 
dangerous enemy that seems 
to predict their every move. 
An enemy that only Cobb 
could have seen coming.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Dominic "Dom" Cobb
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Arthur
Ellen Page - Ariadne
Tom Hardy - Eames
Ken Watanabe - Mr. Saito
Dileep Rao - Yusuf
Cillian Murphy - Robert Michael Fischer
Tom Berenger - Peter Browning
Marion Cotillard - Mallorie "Mal" Cobb
Pete Postlehwaite - Maurice Fischer
Michael Caine - Prof. Stephen Miles
Lukas Naas - Nash

Writer/Producer/Director -
Christopher Nolan
Producer - Emma Thomas
Production Designer - Guy
Hendrix Dyas
Costume Designer - Jeffrey Kurland
Director of Photography - Wally Pfister
Stunt Coordinator - Tom Struthers
Special Effects Supervisor - Chris Corbould
Visual Effects Supervisor - Paul J. Franklin
Visual Effects Supervisors:
Double Negative - Pete Bebb,
Andrew Lockley & Rob Hodgson
Film Editor - Lee Smith
Music - Hans Zimmer


2011 Academy Awards
Best Cinematography - Wally Pfister (Won)
Best Sound Editing - Richard King (Won)
Best Sound Mixing - Lora Hirschberg, Gary
Rizzo & Ed Novick (Won)
Best Visual Effects - Chris Corbould, Andrew
Lockley, Pete Bebb & Paul J. Franklin (Won)
Best Art Direction - Larry Dias, Guy Hendrix
Dyas & Douglas A. Mowat (Nominated)
Best Original Score - Hans Zimmer (Nominated)
Best Picture (Nominated)
Best Original Screenplay - Christopher Nolan

In my opinion, the most interesting conceptual picture that director Christopher Nolan has ever done. INCEPTION can be a mind job, but is very dramatic and everything before your eyes in this movie is filled with so much detail and is really quite breathtaking. It introduces an amazing concept of going into a state of a dream within dream and tricking people to change their thoughts so they wake up with different thoughts not knowing where these thoughts have originated from or that they have been victim of an inception. One of the things that this picture achieves really well is that it builds a story that is completely inventive and complex where viewers are drawn into finding out all the answers to the plot and witness the final conclusion. The ending of the film is orchestrated beautifully and you feel like you need to re-watch the movie at time again because it is such a spectacle. This movie has completely set a new standard of sci-fi/action.

There's never a dull moment in this feature, it has incredible visuals, highly commendable acting performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Ellen Page and powerful music score by Hans Zimmer.

In terms of direction, Christopher Nolan has cemented his place as one of the biggest names in the Hollywood industry and definitely a director to keep an eye on with regards to his upcoming movies.

I'm surprised to see that INCEPTION has done so well in terms of originality and this kind of innovation has not been pulled off since THE MATRIX (click here) and I would definitely add this one to the collection and watch it again.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

1 comment:

  1. One of the best movies of all-time and Chris Nolan's best film. Although I like The Matrix a little better, Inception is truly mind blowing.