JT Film Review

Upcoming Movies – Inception (2010)

UPCOMING MOVIES – Inception (2010)

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Christopher Nolan has more geek cred now than Nintendo, Tolkein, and Stan Lee put together. Naturally every movie he puts out (until he loses said cred, of course) will be hyped no end, and will be eagerly anticipated. Needless to say, ever since the first poster for Inception (left, which many have criticized for its extreme resemblance to a certain Dark Knight poster), the buzz around the movie has increased exponentially, especially because of the extreme secrecy Nolan is keeping around the film’s details. More information is being released however, with both a new poster and two trailers, the first of which is only a teaser. You will find links to the two trailers below.

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TRAILERS

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First of all “Holy Cast, Batman!” Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine,  Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy,

Ken Watanabe, Marion Cottilard, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger and Lukas Haas are all featured here. Many of them have received their own character posters as well (which are just stunning). Those can be seen here. My personal fav’s are the ones of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Point Man”), Cillian Murphy (“The Mark”) and Tom Hardy (“The Forger”).

The following plot snopsis is from IMDB.

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi action movie that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is 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 have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. 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. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.”

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Eh!? Eh!? Pretty sweet sounding, eh? (He said, sounding more and more “fanboyish” by the moment…)

The music in the trailers have been singled out for praise already. It is not the work of Hans Zimmer (though it certainly has his electro-orchestra vibe), but the work of  an “up-and-comer” named Zach Hemsey (his blog is here). The brassy, electronic, and throaty blast, underscored by crescendos and fervent basses and cellos is tense and full of anticipation. It’s also a bit repetitive  but that can be forgiven for its original sound.

The trailers are full of men in suits, and I can’t help wonder if that is a touch of Nolan, who is known to wear suits all the time. Whatever reason, it produces a great effect. Guys in suits look so much more… capable, than anyone else. And that shot with the suited Joseph Gordon-Levitt (I think its him) spinning the bodies in the zero-gravity sequence is chilling. It’s the suit I’m telling you…

Which brings us to the dream sequences that we see. Spinning corridors, water everywhere, a cityscape turning in on itself… this is some freaky stuff. I can’t wait to see how they will work within the plot of the movie.

All in all I think we can all admit to being a little psyched to see this movie. It has a stellar cast, a director who has done some great things (but still has his best ahead of him I’m sure), a thrilling idea at its core, and a budget large enough to accomplish that vision. July the 16th can not come soon enough!

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Have anything to say? Are you excited for this or not? Either way, feel free to comment!

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May 26, 2010 - Posted by | Upcoming Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. definitely looking forward to this. i’m a huge nolan fan — he’s currently my fave — and inception looks like a winner already. he hasn’t disappointed, and he knows how to tell a story. if this is vintage nolan, it will tide me over while i wait for batman 3.

    Comment by G | June 24, 2010 | Reply

    • I find it interesting what projects Nolan has done right after his Batman pics. After Batman Begins (a dark, muddy feeling, brisk film structured in part around flashbacks) he does The Prestige (a dark, muddy feeling, brisk film structured entirely around flashbacks). He then does The Dark Knight (an urban crime thriller with a large all-star cast, very clean in its cinematography, and 152 mins long) and follows it up with Inception (what looks to be a mainly urban-set crime thriller with a large all-star cast, very clean in its cinematography, and 142 mins long.)
      It makes you wonder what in the heck he has in store for Batman 3…

      Comment by jamesturpin | June 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. photos are dirty fuck in ass hole hero dont know how to act

    Comment by dunnapothu | July 13, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m going to assume that is an actual comment, not a spam, though overall I wish it was. I’m not going to delete the comment, I’m going to let it stand just to show what kind of idiotic, ignorant, arrogant, low-life, immature, worthless human beings we have on this planet. If you have an opinion please state it rationally and logically. Otherwise, shove off or shut up.

      Comment by jamesturpin | July 13, 2010 | Reply


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