Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-fi thriller Inception is a masterpiece of storytelling, with beautiful cinematography and fascinating characters.

In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, 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’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 (featuring the talented stars of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe and Dileep Rao) have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. Inside the mind of Robert Fischer Jr played by Cillian Murphy.

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.

Following the success of rebooting the Batman series with the superb Batman Begins and the excellent The Dark Knight (and not forgetting The Prestige) British director Christopher Nolan’s new film Inception sets a new bar of creativity and originality. If you thought Memento was difficult to follow, Nolan’s latest film Inception is even more complicated! Nolan taps into the world of the subconscious and after experiencing 148 minutes of mind-blowing special effects and top star talents, you are left feeling in a dream like status.

The action sequences are like a work of art but you have to be paying constant attention to all the layers of what is happening. The final hour is quite possibly one of the most complicated. Without giving the game away, this make this film so entertaining to the viewer.

With a A-list cast featuring the talent of Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Lewitt (Tommy Solomon from 3rd Rock of the Sun!), Sir Michael Caine, Ellen Page (Juno) and Marion Cotillard, the film represent the best of Hollywood.

Inception certainly lives up to the hype and indeed Nolan has surpassed himself with this brilliant and breathtaking film. Highly recommended.

6 thoughts to “Inception”

  1. A summer blockbuster that requires you using your brain!??! No surely not?

    When I first saw the trailer months ago, it seemed very odd and didn’t really interested me. But seeing the new one, thankfully made at least SOME sense this time round.

    Of course I was somewhat happy to know it was in the hands of Christopher Nolan, which let’s face it, hasn’t made a duff film ever to my knowledge. It’s clear that after The Dark Knight making a gazillion Dollars, the studio just handed him a blank cheque and let him do whatever film the eff he liked.

    The great news was, that despite it looking like a CGI fest, most of the stunts/action pieces were in fact done for real, wiht only the actors added and not the other way round. Wonderful! And no 3D, bloody BRILLIANT!

    with a great cast including Ellen Page, who without doubt is my fave actress. Like Nolan, she hasn’t done a duff role. juno my have gotten her right up there in the minds of those that choose, but Hard Candy was easily her best work in my opinion.

    The plan is to see this next week sometime when I’m on my holidays.

    Great review Elton without giving any spoilers, although by the sound of it, I think you could have given the whole thing up and we’d still be none the wiser!

    And I’ve got to fit Toy Story 3 in somewhere!

  2. I have to admit I enjoyed the film too, its very interesting and complex enought to make your head hurt. Although the amount of gun fire throughout the film left my head throbbing. But its a really kewl film deffo wouldn’t mind a second watch.

  3. Thanks for the comments Invisiblekid and Yas V. I really enjoyed Christopher Nolan’s latest film and have written this review without any spoilers in a way to prevent any details about Inception for others who have yet to watch it.

    It’s amazing to see the level of interest still regading that final and complicated sequence, the dream within a dream. Take a look at the links below for a infographic:

    Nice visual respresentation and I can’t wait to purchase this film on Blu-ray.

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