Christopher Nolan takes us into the complexity of the human mind through dreams, in a bockbuster which (unlike most blockbusters now days) demands us to give our full attention and immerse ourselves into every little detail of it to fully enjoy it.
The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Caine, Lukas Haas.
Now trying to explain the plot of this movie would not only take the fun out of you watching it, but also confuse you… so I just wont get too into it. I’ll just explain that it follows a team of people who have a machine used to go into people’s dreams to be able to steal and/or plant ideas into their brains. Now imagine the complexity of the story when Nolan takes the movies first 45 minutes in setting up what I just said in 1 line (which does not even start reveal anything about the movie). The best thing about the movie is that it does not involve plot twists, it does not need them, it drives you on one storyline so complex, that it will keep you asking “now where is this going?”… you will not think the movie is taking you in a different direction you had thought because you never really know where it is taking you, it IS that disorienting; and this is exactly what makes it easy and exhilarating to dive into it without a problem.
Now this movie is icredibly well layered not only vissually, but in its narration and conception of the idea, in a way only Nolan could have done in a Matrix meets Memento mix. Now I am writing this after viewing it only 1 time… I am sure I will be able to give more in depth. I give this mind bending maze a 5 out of 5… simply perfect, something you have not seen in a very long time, and probably will not be seen in another long period.
Now vissually, this movie probably is not ground braking, but it does push all the boundaries it can, eith great action sequences to give the brain a rest and a very cool fight scene envolving Gordon-Levitt’s character, which is really unique and fun!!! Go watch the movie, a must-see!!!
Here is a part of a HBO special about this movie, an also the movie’s trailer… enjoy