Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #106 Inception

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Movie #106 Inception

(2010, US, d. Christopher Nolan)

Okay, so if you know me at all, you’ve definitely heard me talk about this movie way too much. Therefore, I’ll just keep this review short since chances are, we’ve all seen this. I’ll also try to talk about some things that weren’t mentioned in the summer. First off, watching the movie for the third time really highlights a lot of expository dialogue that while necessary for the audience to understand, sounded really awkward when you’re already familiar with the rules of the world they’re in. For example, why would professionals need to explain that killing each other in dreams would only wake them up in reality to each other? Don’t they know? It’s phrases that are added to regular conversations that throw the dialogue of this film a tad off. And though this is one of my favorite movies of the year, I don’t think this is a perfect movie. If you’re one of those people who think Inception is on the fast-track to winning Best Picture this year, think again. I love this movie beyond explanation and the world Nolan introduces us to is one of the most fascinating places cinema can take us, but originality can only take you so far with the Academy. Second, he won’t be included in any award categories though I think he should, but Tom Hardy delivers the best performance in that film. Stealing every scene he’s in, Hardy (who plays the forger, Eames) injects just the right amount of humor, cynicism, apprehension, and professionalism into nearly every line he delivers. He’s one of the best actors out there and judging from the recent Entertainment Weekly issue, it looks like 2011 will be a good year for him. And for those of you who still have to watch this film, drop what you’re doing and rent it now.

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