Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in 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 absolute 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&39;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 Actors Leonardo DiCaprio Ken Watanabe Joseph Gordon-Levitt Marion Cotillard Ellen Page Tom Hardy Cillian Murphy Tom Berenger & Michael Caine Director Christopher Nolan Certificate 12 years and over Year 2010 Screen Widescreen 2401 Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Additional Languages English Audio Description ; Hungarian ; Polish Subtitles English ; Arabic ; Greek ; Hebrew ; Hungarian ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Romanian Duration 2 hours and 22 minutes (approx)
Average Rating for Inception - 4 out of 5
(based on 6 user reviews)
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige) has outdone himself with this one! He brings- yet again originality, a character that we care about and things explode! Few Hollywood blockbusters are able to do this (cough,cough Tron Legacy). Leonardo Di Caprio is excellent in this, leading an ensemble of very fine actors including Joseph Gordon- Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy,Marion Cotillard and Cillian Murphy, to name some. My only complaint is an exposition-heavy dialogue, but trust me, there's no other way Nolan could have explained his innovative concept to us. A visionary movie. Going on my wishlist.
Inception is a great film, but it is more than that. It boasts an epic scale and an against-the-clock pace that will help you sail through its run time. But as it confined to the world of dreams it conversely shrinks in scale at the same time, always keeping you grounded. An amazing visual feat, great special effects and world hopping locations take you through the intricate plot which, cleverly some may add given its dream-based story, still keeps you guessing even at the end. Be warned, a second viewing is essential as the plot can take some working out. However, given the film's brilliance, that extra viewing will be worthwhile.
Christopher Nolan, the mind behind films such as Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, Batman Begins and Batman The Dark Knight has always had an interesting approach to films and whilst his previous efforts have all been intelligent and well-devised, Inception is a cut above the rest in terms of elaborate and complex storytelling. You will need all your powers of concentration to get through this film with anything of an idea of what is going on. And even then you still might find it all just too confusing to bear. I've seen it twice now and I'm still not sure if it makes sense or not, to me at least.
Sure it's an entertaining Matrix-esque action film, packed full of top-notch stars with a number of high-energy running gun battles and car chases as well as some excellent special effects that help Nolan to realise his alternative worlds of his protagonists' dreams, but what exactly is it all meant to mean? Can the audience fully appreciate it? Can they fully understand it? It all happens at breakneck pace, and whilst the actors and Nolan himself spent months, if not years, working with the script and with the ideas and notions behind the storyline - the concept of inception and the dreamworld - the audience are not privy to the same information or knowledge. The audience are thrown into the mix without even a scant briefing beforehand and have only just over two hours to get to grips with it, by which point, on first viewing at least, the film has already passed them by. Sure this is great for the Box Office receipts, but it's not very fair to the audience. Nevertheless as one of the main criticisms of films often seems to be that they are not inventive enough or not creative enough, then maybe Inception should be praised. Assuming that the general public mostly watch Hollywood blockbusters, rom-coms and horror films then this is likely to be one of the most arty and challenging films that they will have seen in recent years. Of course if you can't keep up with the storyline then there is still plenty of exciting action scenes that will get your blood pumping.
Leonardo DiCaprio is Cobb. He infiltrates people's dreams to find valuable corporate secrets. He puts in another good performance after his turn in Shutter Island. His supporting cast is also excellent. Tom Hardy (amazing in Bronson) is Eames - a 'forger' on Cobb's team who has the ability to assume the identities of people within dreams in order to help manipulate targets. Ellen Page (fun and perky in Whip It) is Ariadne, an extremely intelligent and creative young student, who knows nothing of the concept of inception until she meets Cobb who employs her to be an 'architect' - someone who is able to create a dreamscape that, once again can be used as a method of manipulating targets. Finally there is Cobb's go-to-man and sidekick Arthur, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (likable and vulnerable in 500 Days of Summer) who has some mind-bending skills of his own.
The pacing is good, it will certainly keep viewers on the edge of their seats, and the direction is excellent, especially considering how complex the film is, but the plot just seems needlessly complicated. In the world of Inception where there are four different levels of the dream state it all becomes rather confusing.
By the end you'll be asking yourself is Cobb still dreaming? The problem is that because Nolan has concentrated on action and intrigue, more than on his characters, you may simply not care.
I really enjoyed watching Inception at the cinema. I felt it had a little bit of everything in the film, for me that included scenes that were both sad and happy but throughout the film you were left constantly thinking about a different type of world and existence. I watched this film a fair while ago and can still happily sit here and think about the film and the meaning attached to it. I think it is a film that many people from many different backgrounds can enjoy. Leonardo Dicaprio is also perfect in it for the girls. It is certainly one of my favourite films and is on my christmas wish list as I type this review.
I really liked inception, i liked the feel and the mood about it Especially the interpretation of the Dream world, the acting was overall Nice had to rewind it a couple of time to understand it Oo. Over all its a nice movie and a definitive Buy
By far the most talked about and consistently high performing movie of the year, Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' brings something truly unique and exciting to the table. In amongst the familiar faces of another 'Twilight' sequel, and revisiting old friends in 'Toy Story 3,' this movie gained momentum through word of mouth, one rave review after another, and a cast and crew to die for.
Following a movie as well-received as 'The Dark Knight' in 2008 would be a hard task for any writer/director, but Nolan thrives on a challenge. He's no stranger to creating a new and enthralling idea, as seen in previous movies such as 'Memento' and 'The Prestige,' but in comparison they almost seem like film school productions when lined up next to 'Inception.' It's one of those movies where the trailer gives away everything and nothing all at once - trust me when I say no matter what you THINK 'Inception' may be about, you have no idea what it is until you experience it. And that's almost the key word to describe the movie - an 'experience' both visually and aurally. If you love having your mind blown before your very eyes, then this movie was made for you.
Perhaps the toughest thing about 'Inception' is reviewing it. You almost want every single person to have the opportunity to go in blind and breathe in every last moment without it being spoiled. It may sound like hyperbole, but in all my years as a movie fan I've only ever been wowed on this level a few times - the first time I saw 'Lord of the Rings' on the big screen, or when I watched a little known movie called 'Donnie Darko,' and I suppose the closest comparison would be the first use of 'bullet time' in 'The Matrix' back in 1999. 'Inception' for me is one of those movies that simply proves to be the reason why Hollywood is still valid today, and why 'moving pictures' are still successful after all these years. It's worth suffering through the bottomless pit of sequels, spoofs and remakes simply to take in a moment such as the first time you see 'Inception.'
The cast reads like a list of youthful successes of recent times - Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Cillian Murphy alongside up and coming talents in Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy. Throw in a veteran in Michael Caine, and a score by the ever creative Hans Zimmer, and 'Inception' has a lot of promise to live up to. Somehow it manages to deliver far beyond that though. DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, an extractor who delves deep into peoples' minds and dreams as a business. Along with Arthur (Gordon-Levitt), his mission begins within the mind of Saito (Ken Watanabe), a high profile businessman. Of course, all is not what it seems, and soon they are brought together for a another job beyond their wildest dreams - that of inception itself, and being able to control someone's ideas.
Murphy's character Robert Fischer is the unknowing target, manipulated by Cobb's team including Yusuf (Dileep Rao), Ariadne (Page), and Eames (Hardy) alongside Saito who offers Cobb the chance of a lifetime - if he completes the mission, he will help him overcome all obstacles standing in the way of him seeing his children. This gives Cobb a very humane element for the audience to relate to, and manages to keep the movie grounded even when the characters are surrounded by such wonder and awe. In fact, even though 'Inception' is a genuine visual masterpiece, it only works so well because you care about the characters. Ariadne has fresh eyes on the world, and her flaws seep through with exuberance and enthusiasm, while Cobb comes across as someone who has been through so much and simply wishes to settle down eventually. Eames has an angry soul that he fights to keep under control, while Arthur seems to have the brains of the bunch. The group itself is talented individually, and collectively comes together so well.
It is genuinely difficult to put the story into words, as there are so many layers you delve into that it never truly makes sense - even when you watch it, you'll wonder where you are, but it's a ride you'll be glad you went on. Just don't expect everything to be resolved. Nolan has a knack of leaving you hanging, and allowing you to interpret what you see. There is no right or wrong, and just like any normal dream you would have, 'Inception' proves to be unnerving, confusing and wondrous in equal parts. DiCaprio gives the performance of a lifetime, surprisingly confident in an genre mostly unknown to him, and both Hardy and Gordon-Levitt show that they are talents you can't keep your eyes off for the next few years. Some would say this is Nolan's movie - his vision is so clear from start to finish, it's hard to imagine anyone else being able to make this - but without the flawless performances from the cast, 'Inception' could have easily ended up as a nightmare.
Any bona fide film fan NEEDS to see 'Inception' and it should be on anyone's Christmas list. This is DiCaprio and Nolan at their absolute best. Hans Zimmer delivers an incomparable score with a twist on Édith Piaf's well-known 'Non, je ne regrette rien' and only serves to enhance the story that unfolds. 'Inception' is not an easy movie to digest by a long shot, but if you're willing to give up a couple of hours of your life and devote your full attention to this masterpiece, you won't be disappointed. Whether you see it on DVD or Blu-ray, 'Inception' deserves all the plaudits and more. Perfection on screen? This is the closest you'll ever get.
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