Sunday, January 1, 2012

Movie Review “Inception”

Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb Short

Story Summary: A thief who enters into people’s dreams to steal their secrets is givenone last task of a slightly different nature: Inception.

Story :( 9/10) The best way to describe this movie is that it is like “The Matrix series”. Both films involve going into a world that is similar to ours, but different at the same time. They also have main characters that are hackers that enter into the other world via a special machine. Now, although I say they are similar, I really think that Inception is the better of the two. I know it may be heresy for making such a statement, but I stick by it. The Matrix movies, although good, had a really confusing story and the parts outside the matrix were boring. Inception’s story, on the other hand, was very well written and the movie actually did well making both outside and inside dreams interesting. The only gripe I have is with the ending, but it is not really that bad. That is really all I can say about it without going into spoiler territory.

Characters/Cast :(10/10) I really can’t see anything wrong with the cast. Everyone was really good in this movie and this could easily be DiCaprio’s best film. The characters are all fine and I guarantee you will get invested in seeing what happens to them next.

Fights: (8.5/10) Not really that many fights to speak of. This is where the Matrix and Inception differ a lot. Where the Matrix is heavily reliant on action scenes, Inception is mainly focused on story and that is the reason that Inception outshines the Matrix. Don’t worry though; there are quite a few gun fights throughout the movie and couple of hand-to-hand fights.

Music: (10/10) The music does a great job adding to the tense atmosphere that the film is trying to create.

Graphics/Sets: (10/10) I thought the graphics were really good in this film. When the CG is used, it is not over used as is common nowadays. In the film, the characters travel to many different settings, each one is unique, and this helps to keep the movie fresh and interesting.

Conclusion: One of the best Sci-Fi films I have seen in a long time and is definitely worth seeing. Give it a try.

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