AccessReel Reviews – Inception

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in “Inception,” an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the 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. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.

There was much anticipation from me walking into this film, writer-director Christopher Nolan is one of the best directors around and now I even think he is one of the best writers. If you look back on his history you have his first film FOLLOWING then the year 2000 film MEMENTO starring Australia’s very own Guy Pearce then come the Batman Franchise – BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT you just can’t fault anything he’s involved with. Inception takes us to a whole other level there’s just something about Nolan to come up with this sort of concept for a film I think in his mind everything is backwards/sideways and in reverse as this film isn’t just a script coming to life on screen its a complex idea formed into an epic adventure and your on the edge of your seat.

I could sit here and compare the film to other sci-fi classics such as the matrix or dark city but you just cant this film is in a world of its own and something I have never seen before on the silver screen. Leonardo Dicaprio (Shutter Island) in my eyes very rarely does a shocking performance and once again I can’t fault him in this film he just has such an immense range, he can do pretty much anything but I will say that I feel he did get a tad outshined in this one, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer) who personally never gets enough credit is amazing in this film, I also feel he had the more complicated and physical role compared to the headliner Dicaprio. Ellen Page (Juno) also does exceptionally well in her supporting role as ‘The Architect’. I should also mention Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy and Marion Cotillard as all the performances are flawless; I guess that’s what happens when you’re working with the best director in Hollywood.

INCEPTION is by far the best film of 2010 the complexities, the story, the performances, music and effects its just astounding. Hans Zimmer is once again next to Nolan directing the Musical Score which just helps you immerse yourself into the world of INCEPTION. I do expect INCEPTION to be nominated for a whole bunch of Academy Awards next year as it’s just too brilliant for the Academy to overlook. The visuals also blow you away some of the most intense amazing CGI I think ever created is in this film, everything from cities turning onto itself to worlds collapsing including one of the most exciting zero gravity fights I have ever seen. INCEPTION is the Must See Film of 2010.

INCEPTION is in Cinemas Tomorrow and is Rated M…. I give this Film 4.5 Stars.

(Also just a side note for Perth readers, the only Digital Print of INCEPTION in Perth is screening at Ace Cinema’s in Rockingham, I only saw it in 35mm but I am seriously thinking about making a trip down to Rockingham to see it in Digital Goodness)