Saturday, July 17, 2010

Inception (2010)



     Holy mindfuck Batman!!! This was one of the trippiest experiences I've ever had at the theater. I saw Avatar in IMAX 3D and it was the greatest visual experience I've had in my life. Grindhouse was the most fun I'd ever had in theaters AND it was a double feature. (I don't get stupid idiots that complained about the movie being long, it's two separate movies.. just fuckin leave!!!! Don't ruin it for the rest of us) Also, who can forget the special place I have in my heart for the 2009 remake of My Bloody Valentine. Before Avatar, it was my favorite 3D movie for the longest time and still trumps Avatar in the badass gore department. (This is the first RealD movie that I saw in theaters and was the first 3D movie I saw on my own. So I will always be fond of this movie because she was my first... taking my 3D virginity... well, basically more like raping my virgin eyes by forcing images into it.) But this was such a trippy experience, I feel like it was almost a dream!!!

     Inception used some simple camera tricks, but does so REALLY effectively. (Ok, I'm sure it wasn't super easy.... but at least they didn't have to specially design a camera just to film this movie.) Unlike Avatar, which had shit popping out at you from every which way, Inception blends beautiful camerawork with a deep and involved plot to make for brilliant storytelling. Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond, Titanic) plays a freelance "extractor" who infiltrates your subconscious using your dreams in order to steal all your secrets. The super cute Ellen Page (Hard Candy, X-Men 3: The Last Stand) plays an architect and Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Red Eye) plays a rich son who is also the target for inception. The rest of this fantastic ensemble casts consists of Joseph Godon-Levitt (Roseanne, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Tom Hardy (Black Hawk Down, Layer Cake), and Ken Watanabe (Batman Begins, The Last Samurai). Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the mastermind who brought us The Dark Knight, The Prestige, and Memento.

     This movie was a ton of fun to watch, thought-provoking, imaginative, and is like a swift kick to the eyeballs. (which are kind like your brains' nuts) Without giving away too much about the story, this movie delves deep into dreams and your subconscious. Blurring the lines between fantasy/reality... kind of like The Cell and A Nightmare on Elm Street, minus all the horror and gore. This movie gets a full score of 10 out of 10 from me for giving me a total mindgasm. I think I may have even jizzed in my pants a little. Go see this movie in theaters, you'll get a "kick" out of it.