[Last Time I Saw] Inception (2010)

Inception poster

Title: Inception
Year: 2010
Country: USA/UK
Language: English, Japanese
Genre: Sci-Fi
Director/Writer: Christopher Nolan
Music: Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography: Wally Pfister
Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Ellen Page
Tom Hardy
Marion Cotillard
Ken Watanabe
Cilliam Murphy
Dileep Rao
Tom Berenger
Peter Postlethwaite
Michael Caine
Lukas Haas
Talulah Riley
Rating: 9.0/10

This is the first film I saw in cinema in Shanghai after a six-month intermission (feels great back home). INCEPTION is no doubt an excellent choice after having already gained over 400 millions Chinese dollars (roughly 60 millions $) from Chinese box office, which is a magnificent feat as I know usually Chinese domestic box office blockbusters never dare to challenge audience’s intelligence.

Christopher Nolan has made it, INCEPTION at least parallels with THE DARK KNIGHT if not surpasses it! Clearly this film is worth more than watching once, the conceptual comprehension still traps me, one great contribution is that the film knows exactly how to keep audience within the scale of tolerance of the intrinsic complexity and magnifies its necessity of re-watching, which is a quality so rare and precious to attain now.

The scientific explanation which now we can find online everywhere, which is truly stunning! The script is nearly seamless sealed with plausible and logical connections. The visual effects create an eye-dropping feast of this era without throwing itself into recently ubiquitous 3D tricks.

The acting is both impressive (from Leonardo and Marion) and entertaining (from Ellen, Tom and Joseph), the former is Oscar-baiting while the latter literally under-developed, love the little kiss banter between Joseph and Ellen. Another discovery is Tom Hardy, a promising rising star in Hollywood now (Sam Washington may feel threatened).

INCEPTION is a film with an admirable conception beforehand ground on man’s incessant pursuit of dreams, it has invented an appealing game which is unprecedented and designed in a flawless way to keep audience stick to their seats plus a lingering aftertaste.

If I have to pick some bones out of this egg, I have to say the perfectness of the game itself is pessimistic which makes present life more meaningless and tasteless.

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