Movie Review: Inception (2010)

So I went to the movies tonight and saw Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine,  Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cottilard, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger and Lukas Haas. Now, as this is my first movie review, you should be a little worried at this point. It was either really good or really bad. Well, worry no longer, the movie was AWESOME. I don’t give many movies 4 stars, but this one is top notch in my book. This is one of those movies where when it is over, and the lights come on at the theater, and you just sit there wondering what the hell just happened. I mean seriously it really blows your mind away.

The story is about a man named Dom Cobb (Leonardo) who is known as an Extractor. He goes into people’s dreams, and steals their corporate secrets.  Now, he is hunted by the law, and is constantly on the run. If you can steal something, why not be able to plant something as well? That is the basics for the plot, is he must go into somebody’s mind and try the reverse. If he succeeds, he will be granted immunity and all charges against him dropped so he can go and see his children again. Sounds easy enough, but from the moment they enter the dream, things start to go wrong, and they are fighting the clock. The suspense is non stop from that moment on until the very end of the movie.

The special effects are amazing. One of the best done so far that I have seen. Spectacular scenes of whole cities created and destroyed including shuffling staircases, and bending and twisting bridges.

My only disappointment of the entire film, is that it was cut short by about 10 minutes. It seems that the authors, were pressed for time and just abruptly cut out like 10 minutes of the final scenes. I don’t know if this was actually the case, it just seems that there is a few scenes missing. It doesn’t detract from the ending however, it could have been just extended a little bit. Even thought the run time is 2 hours 22 minutes (142 minutes) it doesn’t seem like the movie was that long. The action scenes are so fast paced that the time flies by.

So to sum up, 4 stars (****) from me.