I do not think I am good enough I could write a review on this brainstorming movie – Inception that keeps the waves of your brain surging high every now and then, don’t think I am at par with the professional dedicated movie-buff bloggers. But then, I could not resist dedicating a post to this brilliant piece of mind-work by a sorcerer named Christopher Nolan.
With a 1000+ solid review of this film floating in the world of Internet n Social Networking, it seems like the most common movie-defining words like mind-bending…masterpiece…et al would fall into the category of royal plagiarism. But there’s no go. You have to use them for a mind-bending masterpiece like this one!
Since finding the plot and story wouldn’t be difficult for this most awaited/hyped movie so far this year, I ain’t repeating the same again. I do not prefer narrating the story. Rather, would allow my brain to instruct my fingers to scribble what I felt when I got up from that seat in the theatre.
It so happens whichever movie I watch in solitude, tends to be a masterpiece & one of its own kind. 🙂 Then Love, Sex aur Dhokha (LSD review here), now Inception. I despise watching movies alone in the theatres but I can’t really wait for others to have their schedule coincide with mine.
After Memento, The Prestige and The Dark Knight, this is yet another full-of-depth movie offered by Nolan mid 2010. The fascinating thing as per me is, all the above mentioned movies are ranked well within IMDb top 100 movies of all time. And he definitely joins the league of one of the most charismatic and enigmatic film-makers on ‘film noir’ genre in present times.
After seeing this movie, I could somehow relate it to Fight Club, Avatar and Shutter Island. Fight Club and Shutter Island because of the thought-provocation they provide towards the end and Avatar because of the high dosage of Sci-Fi and wilderness of imaginations.
If James Cameron showed us the beautiful world of Pandora, then Christopher Nolan shows us how to get lost in a world of 3-layered subconsciousness and come back from it, to your conscious self.
But nonetheless, for me personally, this movie outpaces the other three. Such was the pace that it failed to keep me glued to the seat for I was pushed to the edges time & again, with my brain working so fast & harsh that I’d never allowed it to exercise like this during high school days, figuring out substitutions for Integral Calculus problems!!
Talking about the protagonist, Leonardo DiCaprio has come a long way in his journey of stardom right from being a mushy chocolate boy – Jack Dawson in Titanic to the genius Espionage – Dobb in Inception whose job is to ‘extract’ ideas and confidential information from people’s mind when they are in dreams. Dreams are nothing but a state of the subconscious mind. And whatever you see or build in dreams are your projections!
Unfortunately, he hasn’t bagged an Oscar even after two nominations in Best Actor category for Blood Diamond and The Aviator. Hope this year turns out to be a jinx-breaker akin to Martin Scorsese via The Departed– his yet another fave partner/director. If not for Inception, then for Shutter Island or vice-versa! He deserves it. And for now, he has all rights to flatter himself with his acting novelties.
Good to see Michael Caine again who’s undoubtedly Nolan’s chosen star. I liked Caine since childhood when I saw “Blame It on Rio” on Star Movies and had a huge crush on the gorgeously bubbly Michelle Johnson.
One more character – Yusuf is played by Dileep Rao, who I noticed in “Drag Me to Hell” and “Avatar”. So far, Jimi Mistry was the most noticeable Indian/NRI artist. This is really nice to find Indians doing well in the mainstream cinema, at Hollywood.
As a Sci-Fi, the twisted roads, one chunk of earth with buildings turning upside down over another chunk, people walking and vehicles plying on them by defying gravity etc. as perceived by the architect played by Ellen Page as ‘Adriane’ – this movie has much better graphics than the mundane 2012’s where you could make out the artificiality.
Last but not the least, with so much cerebral food to offer, if you miss a chunk of it, you might end up having cerebral dysfunction trying to understand the complexities. Good to see this movie has lived up to the hype and the expectations.
Inception is cerebral interception. It’s like a maze. To solve it, you got to see it at least twice – a MUST at the theatres!