Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Inception is the new rage out there, with thousands flocking to see it, just based on word of mouth and scattered, raving reviews.

I don't want to spoil anything about the movie, as you should watch from the beginning and try to unravel all the strings of the puzzle ball yourself. I will say, though, that Leonardo DeCaprio's character, Dom, has a team where he structures people's dreams for whatever purpose they're being paid. A new team member, the architect, is a young college student (Ellen Page), and we see and understand everything about this dimension through her eyes.

Dom wants to pull off one last job so that he can retire and return to his kids. You can guess, however, that this job is a bit more complicated than he imagined it would be.

It's part Memento (also directed by Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan), part The Matrix. Well, The Matrix without the fun and the love interest. It's a bit disturbing, to be sure. The effects are mind-blowing. And DiCaprio gives enough emotional impact to the scenes to keep you involved to see how it all plays out.

I've heard of theatre-goers who have gone to see this movie two or three times to help them figure out what really happened. I believe it. In fact, the movie just might make you a little confused, a little mad. Be prepared.

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