I was forced to flee my house Saturday. It was being over run by youngsters and I just didn't have it in me to be Aunt Chele all day. After treating myself to brunch and a little retail therapy, I decided to take in Inception. My head still hurts... but in a good way. Like my brain had a good workout and just needs to rest for a second.
I'm not going to spoil the plot. I couldn't if I wanted to. It's one of those films you have see to understand. And even then, I'm positive I missed a few things. It is a very smart movie. One of the smartest and slickest I've ever seen. Great cast, any one of which could've carried the film. You don't know who to like or how to feel or what is around the next corner.
It's not a movie that leads you. You just have to strap in and go along for the ride. And it's quite a thrill ride. It is visually jarring and extremely well scored. You start to associate certain sounds with certain things and you find yourself tensing up. Listen, if you don't like movies where you have to think, keep up and wonder 'what does that mean' several times throughout the film, it's not for you.
It's kind of Matrix meets Sixth Sense in your overly vivid dreams. It's a long film at 148 minutes and somewhere around the two-hour mark you start getting nervous as to how they are going to end the film. When they cut to black you are jarred. "What just happened?" The other movie patrons and I stumbled shell-shocked into the street wondering what to do with our lives... if they are indeed our lives. Who knows?
All that being said, I loved it. I give it 4.5 sandals. Enjoy... at your own risk. For those that saw it, did you enjoy it? For those that haven't do you plan to?
Commenters... do NOT include spoilers in your remarks, please!