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Re: “Inception

This movie was not perfect; I took issue with some minor areas of predictability (relatively speaking), forced dialogue and plot devices (mostly early on), and cast choices (Ellen page was completely out of place here). However, I still think it was a more intelligent and compelling film than almost every mainstream one. I kind of wish that the concepts had been explored to a much greater depth, with higher intensity, complexity, and feeling. I have a feeling that Inception was watered down a bit from the original idea to make it palatable to the masses, but you have to do that to make money (or at best, become a cult classic much later which is unacceptable to most directors and studios). The flaws and lesser exploration of the themes present in the film make it rank it more as 'good' instead of 'masterpiece' in my opinion. By my (again relatively speaking) ultra-strict standards this film gets a B or 80-85%. A very high rating for a mainstream movie. The themes present reminded me a lot of myself and my struggles to cope with the boredom of the real world, and my regression into a life of being partially stuck in dreams and what could be, rather than what is. Essentially, Inception is an outstanding idea decently executed. If the execution had been better and the themes explored much more deeply, it could have been much better.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ikons694 on 08/11/2010 at 11:10 PM

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