One of the things I love to do in the summer is to go to a midnight movie release with some friends. I can still remember the crowd cheering a the end of The Dark Knight at 3am back in 2008, sitting next to a horrible smelling yet beloved comic nerd a local premiere of Watchmen, and being disappointed by Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If you haven’t seen a movie at midnight I highly suggest you try it sometime; there is no crowd like a midnight crowd.
Anyways, as you’ve gathered from the title of this blog post, I’m now writing about my experience seeing Christopher Nolan’s Inception last night. I don’t usually write movie reviews but I should probably start by saying that I absolutely loved it. This year, most movies have been in the lame to mediocre range, but Inception was a breath a fresh air (of course I would describe this feeling by using the aforementioned cliche). It’s a completely original story (not based on any books or other films), created by the guy who directed Memento, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight among others.
Inception stars some of today’s greatest actors (grab the details here) and they all do an excellent job. The film’s premise is based on the idea of being able to enter other people’s dreams, either to steal ideas or to plant ideas. It’s set in a sort of corporate espionage framework but don’t think its just another espionage film. I’d rather not summarize the plot because this is movie that I think would be best enjoyed by sitting down and getting lost in it, but I can try to describe the experience a viewer would be subjected to.
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