My head hurts, but I have a smile on my face. Inception my not have 100% lived up to the hype, but I definitely liked it a lot. In the third grade I would have been beaten up at recess for saying this, but I would now rather go to a Leonardo Dicaprio movie than pretty much any other actor’s film. Except maybe Mark Wahlberg.
The concepts presented in Inception were super cool, creative, and provocative. The special effects were pretty damn awesome as well — the flipping of the world upside down as shown in the trailers was absolutely as cool as advertised. That being said, the movie presents a lot, too much even, in the different “layers” of the dreams. I had a hard time putting the whole thing together to my satisfaction. I felt that while Shutter Island was similar in this way, it gave me just enough to make myself content — Inception gives me just a bit too little, but that’s just about my only criticism.
About 2/3 of the way through the movie I realized that in the end, the major question would be “Was it all a dream?” I probably should have realized that from the get-go — sometimes I’m a bit of an idiot. That being said, the final scene of the movie — the top spinning on the table — really made the movie for me. If that scene hadn’t occurred, I wouldn’t have been satisfied — because it did, I was.
This movie contains some pretty awesome humor at points as well, which was nice. I know that tomorrow I’ll be spontaneously cracking up as I walk to work inverting and manipulating the streets and buildings of Boston in my mind.