“Inception” Uh-oh is It or isn’t It?

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Thriller
Running Time: 2 hr. 28 min.
Release Date: July 16th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout.


Director: Christopher Nolan

JJ Rating: A+

See it again: Yes.
Own it: Yes, hell yes.
Recommended it to: Those that enjoy mental thrillers and awesome, awesome, awesome music.


Secrets hide in your dream world. Their job is to go in, get them and get out without you ever knowing. A new job, however, has them doing something they never thought totally possible…forcing someone to believe a single idea as if they created it themselves. Inception.

There’s a sullen feel to Inception. So the acting isn’t going to pop out as awesome because actors know what they have to do to make the film work, making the director, Christopher Nolan, shine. When everyone is fantastic who is the best actor? This is an ensemble cast that works so well together they can’t seem to outshine each other. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, and Marion Cotillard were stupendous. They were there to enhance the story and that exactly what they did.

There is layer after layer after layer in Inception. If I watched it again I bet I could pick up on more layers I missed the first time. Because the story is rich with interesting concepts and ideas and the acting is engrossing Inception is one of the best movies of the year. Nominations shouldn’t elude this film like they did The Dark Knight, especially Best Movie Oscar Nod.

The CGI work was seamless. Inception looked beautiful, stunning and alluring. The way the four storylines merged together in the end was thrilling, enriching and a-mazing. I loved it. Inception pushes the 2 ½ hour mark, but I didn’t feel entrapped. Every moment I wanted to know what was going to happen next, where are we going and OMG give me more! Plus with the music building and building each scene to the culmination of the final moments where four become one--time doesn’t even exist. Hanz Zimmer’s score shouts that it’s the best and combined with Nolan’s directing only makes Inception that much better. Oh and that foghorn like noise he gots going on at the end of some of the sections (as well as the trailer) is thrilling. Total eargasm.


There’s not a lot to say without ruining the feel and what goes on in the film. The last scene will have you ask the question, “Uh-oh is it or isn’t it?” It’s a very good question to ask about a very good movie that makes thinking important again.

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