'Inception' (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
(Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, et al / 3-Disc Blu Ray+DVD / PG-13 / 2010 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best there is at extraction: stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind’s vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one. If they succeed, Cobb and his team could pull off the perfect crime. But no planning or expertise can prepare them for a dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy only Cobb could have seen coming.
Blu ray Verdict: 'Inception' is one of the best sci-fi films I have seen in a long while. It delves deeply into the idea of the subconscious mind and reality. Inception has a pretty straight foward plot and not so complicated concept (can be explained more). The plot and action of the movie is very intriguing, mind-bending, and keeps you interesting throughout the entire film.
I'm very satisfied with the casting. Leonardo DiCaprio has another brilliant performance and Joseph Gordon-Levitt did a fine job as well. At first I was skeptical about Ellen Page, but was quite impressed with her performance in this movie. Ken Watanabe did a terrific job as Saito and made his character a lot more interesting than I thought given credit to. Inception is a very good movie, has its cons.
Like I stated earlier, Inception has a very straight foward plot and concept, but because of that I think it could've been explained a bit more, thus I thought could've been explained thoroughly in a trilogy. There were alot of times in the movie where I thought Nolan could have been more specific. The totem concept is simple, but the ending made it a bit confusing (If you're the architect of the Dream, can't you control the totem, regardless of knowing the texture?). I thought there was a bit too much action near the end of the movie to the point where it made me a bit irritated.
I think if Nolan removed some of the action at the end and added more depth with the plot I would've given a 5-star without a doubt. The ending of the movie was obviously left hanging and ambiguous for the audience to figure out, but to this point it is still leaving my friends and I with discussions of what really happened. I like what Nolan did, but at the same time, I want a definite answer, therefore causing me to want a trilogy, or at least a sequel. Overall, I enjoyed the movie alot and highly recommend everyone to watch it.
If you love sci-fi films, you will not be disappointed. I recommend renting it if you aren't such a big fan of sci-fi films, but if you are, this is a good movie to keep and watch a couple times if you have the urge to understand the movie more! Indeed, long after the credits have rolled you will catch yourself wondering who's dreaming, and whether your the dreamer or the dream!! [MT] This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.40:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Extraction Mode: Infiltrate the movie's imaginative landscape to learn how Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the cast and crew designed and achieved the film's signature moments
Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious: Can the dream world be a fully functional parallel reality? Joseph Gordon-Levitt and leading scientists take you to the cutting edge of dream research
Inception: The Cobol Job: Comic prologue in full animation and motion: see the events that led to the beginning of the movie
5.1 soundtrack selections from Hans Zimmer's versatile score
Conceptual art, promotional art, and trailer/TV spot galleries
Via BD-Live: Project Somnacin--Confidential Files: Access highly secure files that reveal the inception of the dream-share technology
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Download 12/17!
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