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Old 07-21-2010, 09:36 AM
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Brace yourself....I agree.
It'll be our secret!!

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The movie was very straight forward.
It shouldn't confuse you if you're paying attention at all.

What I love about the movie WHAT THAT SHINZON CAN ACTUALLY ACT!!!!!! (Which is quite the revelation for me.)
I think that may have been a revelation to a few folks!
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:22 AM
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I agree with most of what's being said here (beside those HORRIBLE comments about The Matrix ). I saw it with three friends, and it provoked some meaningful discussion. We literally spent 30 minutes after the movie (it was 10:30 mind you) discussing EVERYTHING about it in the parking lot of the theatre. Most of it was looking for the depth of the implications of the last 3 seconds of the film (arguably the most important).

Unfortunately, I found that it wasn't nearly as mind-blowing as anything I'd been prepared for, and I again agree with people here (and major critics) that Nolan simply wasn't creative enough with his dream-world. There should've been some much more imaginative scenes (the bending of Paris was a good start), and I lament that the mechanics of the whole premise weren't made very clear. I don't find it anywhere close to being a "revolutionary" film.

Yet, don't doubt that I will be back in a theatre to watch it again .
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:41 AM
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Careful with the spoilers people!
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:59 AM
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I agree with most of what's being said here (beside those HORRIBLE comments about The Matrix ). I saw it with three friends, and it provoked some meaningful discussion. We literally spent 30 minutes after the movie (it was 10:30 mind you) discussing EVERYTHING about it in the parking lot of the theatre. Most of it was looking for the depth of the implications of the last 3 seconds of the film (arguably the most important).

Unfortunately, I found that it wasn't nearly as mind-blowing as anything I'd been prepared for, and I again agree with people here (and major critics) that Nolan simply wasn't creative enough with his dream-world. There should've been some much more imaginative scenes (the bending of Paris was a good start), and I lament that the mechanics of the whole premise weren't made very clear. I don't find it anywhere close to being a "revolutionary" film.

Yet, don't doubt that I will be back in a theatre to watch it again .

Yeah not as mind blowing as it was made out to be.
But a great discussion piece.
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For me, the discussion lasted the drive home (most of it anyway) and it really hasn't been mentioned since. Good movie, but I don't find much to discuss...it is what it is.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:20 PM
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I maintain (personally) I would probably want to discuss it more if the film (and Nolan as writer) had made me care about the characters enough to really have an interest in the implication (and possible meanings) of the film's final moments.
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I maintain (personally) I would probably want to discuss it more if the film (and Nolan as writer) had made me care about the characters enough to really have an interest in the implication (and possible meanings) of the film's final moments.
Indeed. For me the interest was less in the characters (aside from Hardy, Levitt, and Cotiliard) and more in the sci-fi concepts.
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I maintain (personally) I would probably want to discuss it more if the film (and Nolan as writer) had made me care about the characters enough to really have an interest in the implication (and possible meanings) of the film's final moments.
Yeah...I didn't care enough about Leonardo's wife and the peril he was putting them in. That's what the story was really about...the inception mission was just the object of the story.
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Yeah...I didn't care enough about Leonardo's wife and the peril he was putting them in.
I agree. I found her to be very annoying and unlikable.
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I agree. I found her to be very annoying and unlikable.
Well, we need to remember that what we see of her is Cobb's projection of her as his guilt... so she's kinda supposed to be unlikable.
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