I’m not going to lie; this summer has been filled with crap sequels and remakes. That is why it makes it all the more miraculous that the most original film I have ever seen would come out now. Inception is a film about a group of thieves that use people's subconscious to steal their secrets. Cobb, the lead thief played by Leonardo DiCaprio, has one last opportunity at redemption, but not by stealing an idea rather implanting one. This film will make you think. Even its layers have layers. Therein lays the genius. Not a single frame in the entire film is wasted. Every moment, every layer, and every plot, helps to support the rest of the film.
The performances in Inception are nothing short of absolute top notch. The actors in this film are ALL perfectly cast and showcase some of the best and brightest up and coming actors today. Ellen Page continues to prove more and more versatile with each role she takes on and is a fantastic female lead. Joseph Gordon-Levitt may not be a name you know right now, but in a year you will.
Inception is written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who previously directed some of the best films of the last 10 years. Aspects of each film he has directed were used to help enhance this picture. From the fractured story telling of Momento to the vivid madness-inducing feeling conjured in Insomnia. Inception is Nolan's master work, a radiant blend of a multitude of film genres.
Too often these days we go the movies and see a film driven by the special effects. It is a desperately needed breath of fresh air to have a film that requires you to use your mind. If you don't like this movie, it was simply just over your head. Seriously, you need to go see this movie in the theater. It is the best movie of the year so far. Internally, I am debating whether Inception is the best movie period.
My Rating: 5 out of 5