» Rants: Thoughts on Inception

Nathan Schwartz

|    Monday, August 30, 2010

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Producer: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
  • Writer: Christopher Nolan
  • Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine
  • Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Running Time: 148 min
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller

Watching Inception is like visiting Times Square. The first time you go there you are awed by the grandeur, by the lights, and by the immense, remarkable buildings. At the same time, the people in Times Square trying to sell you comedy show tickets are rather irritating. Now, the more you frequent Times Square, the less majestic it will appear and the more those people trying to sell you tickets will get on your nerves. In order for Times Square to remain glorious, you have to leave a substantial enough amount of time between visitings.

Watching Inception for the second time was great, but all the flaws I noticed the first time around were magnified, and I was also able to spot a few more inconsistencies and logical snafus. But even though I was more aware of these issues, I was still able to enjoy the film. I have to give credit where credit is due, and Christopher Nolan deserves a lot of it. Because, aside from the flaws, this movie had some amazing camera work, acting and effects. However, in order for Inception to remain a remarkable experience, I have to leave time between viewings.

 

Comments (1)

 

  1. Shantal Reich ShantalR says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more (except for the fact that I have only seen it once haha :)

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