How ah? I like this movie but the concept is complex that it's REALLY hard to explain! Also, I don't want to give away any spoilers, since the movie is fairly new. :)
Anyway,.... first of all, this film by Christopher Nolan who is the dark mind behind the new Batman (Dark Knight) so similarly, this movie has a dark undertone to it.
- Cool movie poster:
The concept is that in the world, there are some gifted individuals who are able to use a dream machine (which fits conveniently into a suitcase!) to access a person's dreams to steal information (Called: Extraction).
- Action from every angle:
There is also another, much more difficult and almost impossible thing that they can do while in your dreams - plant an idea into your mind and make you think it is yours (Called: Inception).
- Conversation between Leonardo Dicaprio and Cillian Murphy:
Ok so far? :)
Well, throw in some interesting characters, good acting, multi-layered storylines, dazzling locations+CGI effects, love, hate, guns and high speed chases,... and what you get is a sci-fi action movie that is unique, exciting, thought provoking and visually awesome.
Of course there are some weaknesses:
- A lot of what happens is just TOO convenient.
(How can the timing be so perfect?? Erm... you'll understand after you see the movie),
- It is not a relaxing movie! You will have to think/ interpret/ ponder a lot as you watch.
(A friend walked out of the cinema and said "Aiyo. I was already so tired after work. Now I'm REALLY tired.... " *LOL*)
- Personally, I love but HATE the ending. :)
All in all, it's a movie not to be missed - You may not end up loving it, but at least you would have watched something completely different and special.
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb <--- Convincing as a conflicted but gifted criminal
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Arthur
- Ellen Page as Ariadne <--- From pregnant teen (Juno) to dream weaver!
- Tom Hardy as Eames
- Ken Watanabe as Saito <--- Hot for a 50 y.o. man.
- Dileep Rao as Yusuf
- Cillian Murphy as Robert Fischer, Jr.
- Tom Berenger as Browning
- Marion Cotillard as Mal
- Michael Caine as Miles
- Lukas Haas as Nash
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.
(Note: Synopsis adapted/borrowed from Rotten Tomatoes, which gave this movie a great rating of 84% fresh!)
Here's what some others thought of the movie:
- KY Speaks
- Random Musings from a Doctor's Chair
- Behind Corrective Lenses
- Dr Popcorn
- Rags 'n Ram
Random ramblings, inspired by the movie:
If you could control your dreams....
... would you ever want to wake up?
And when you do wake up....
... how will you know which is the dream, and which is reality?
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