INCEPTION

A movie is a dream. A fantasy created in the mind of the writer & director. What if someone planted that spark of an idea in your mind? That's the idea behind Christopher Nolan's excellent INCEPTION. With elements of Noir, Hitchcock, Bond-style action and caper-movie, Nolan has come up with a truly unique story that only he could make supremely entertaining. And only Nolan has the imagination to make it so visually stunning you can't pull your eyes away from the screen. The cast is outstanding with special nods to DiCaprio, Page & Cotillard. Zimmer's score adds to the tension. And for my money, it has one of the most memorable closing shots in movie history. So, in a summer of lousy sequels(Toy Story the exception) and cartoons, go for some entertainment for adults and dream a little dream with Christopher Nolan. — Alan Yudman

INCEPTION put me to sleep. The movie I looked forward to more than any other in years turns out to be a nearly impossible to follow, fuzzy, life-is-but-a-dream story disguising your standard tire-squealing, car-chasing, blow-it-all-up summer blockbuster. Was there ever a talkier megabucks CGIvaganza? Endless exchanges of psychobabble try to explain, but it’s lecture not rapture — especially since when the action finally comes, only 2 or 3 shots, maybe a sequence or two, can truly be called amazing. I’m sorry, but this film is a stiff. — Jeff Schultz

Christopher Nolan is a master at taking a typical story and turning it on its head. Memento, Dark Knight, and now Inception. He takes his time establishing this world with all rules…building it then tearing it down. Part Matrix, part Ocean’s 11, with a dash of Shutter Island, bottom line: I loved it. I love it when I can’t predict where a movie will go and love the surprise when one does just that. Inception had a lot of hype to live up to and I think it met it. Movies like this are what make me excited to see movies. Typical ingredients mixed in an original way by a cook who knows what its like to eat the same thing over and over again. A tasty and creative dish served by Chef Nolan. — Stormy Curry

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  1. Just saw Inception; enjoyed it, but I'll take exception with Alan's comment about the cast being outstanding. Ellen Page is miscast in this movie. I didn't think her acting ever rose much above that in her recent TV commercials. And when she was in the business suit, she looked like she was about 12 years old. They needed someone with more chops to hold the screen with DiCaprio.I also thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt is still too young to handle this type of role. I may never be able to get around that, he always looks too young, especially as actors like Leonardo are starting to show their age. Overall though, the movie was good, I was able to follow the plot, and didn't even need my wife to explain anything to me afterward.

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