sake of not having to write the same intro a million
different ways throughout the rest of time, just know that
this column avoids the overly long and sometimes dull
process of full film reviews and instead opts to break
things down based on what I thought going in, what happened
while I was there and what I learned at the end of it all.
Hope that's OK.
Breakdown - Inception
Christopher Nolan follows up the massive commercial and
critical success of The Dark Knight with a "pet
project" he's been working on for almost a decade.
Also, said movie apparently deals with stealing secrets from
people while they dream.
I don't like to post spoilers in these things, so you won't
find any here. Although, I will say that on the way
home I tried to actually think of one, and I couldn't.
Not because the film is complicated to the point where a
piece of information wouldn't matter out of context (it's
actually a brilliantly simple story), but because there are
no real twists to spoil. This film is Nolan gently
taking you by the hand, leading you
down his rabbit hole (one that happens to be packed with the
absolute coolest imagery of 2010) and then letting you
decide for yourself what to think of it all. Have fun.
Honestly, this is what you've been waiting for all summer. Go
see it a few times. Or don't bother going to the theater ever
Christopher Nolan currently can't be beat. Unless
there's an evil twin out there somewhere that's
plotting to take him down. But even then the good
Nolan would probably film it and turn it into a must-see
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