( +2 under the cut )
I think I might need to do a "skinny blokes in skinny ties" picspam sometime in the near future.
So, obviously, Todd and I enjoyed Inception.
Which is a very good thing, because we'd both been anticipating this movie since we saw the teaser trailers for it last year. Without giving anything away, I have to say that it is Christopher Nolan at his finest. I heard that he spent ten years
writing and re-writing the script for Inception
. In my opinion, that kind of dedication can only have to outcomes: it either sucks because it's been diluted to the point when it no longer resembles the original idea, or, as in the case of Nolan's screenplay, it works
because of the amount of detail and attention that has gone into it. Conceptually, Inception
has one of the smartest, sharpest stories I've seen in cinema in recent years. On a visual level, Nolan hits it out of the park. I absolutely recommend seeing Inception
in the theater -- there are sequences that I feel are better suited to the big screen than to a casual, in-home viewing. Todd and I are probably going to go back to see it a second time, just to pick up on all of the little things we missed (it's not an overly difficult concept to follow, but I think I would enjoy going back to see how it all fits together), which is a fairly good indication of whether or not we jived with a movie -- the last time we did that, it was for Iron Man
. (Five times in the theater, each
, actually, and at least three times when we were over in Europe.)
I think one reason I enjoyed Inception
so much was that it made me feel like I thought cinema should
make me feel: challenged, excited, and completely immersed in the world on the screen. Christopher Nolan fulfilled my vision of what movies can -- and should -- be.