A grrrrrreat review of Inception at TheRumpus.net.
Some other highlights:
Just an example here, to give you an idea of how original the bones of this film are: Nolan wrote, then reviewed, considered, and retained the following line: “I just need this one last job.” You might have thought this line would be banned from heist films forever, but no.
between creating visual spectacle, teasing along the cheap emotion, and having his cast awkwardly explain what could have been confusing plot points, there’s very little time to make things cohere.
Even when his story is little more than 10th-grade psychology wrapped around 8th-grade science, Nolan treats it as if it’s Einstein giving a college lecture on Jung
My sentiments EXACTLY. Can you say SOPHOMORIC?
There was one really great actor in Inception. But who was it? Put your cards on the table in the comments, and in a few days I’ll say who it was. (hint: it’s not Leo: he’s up to his usual tricks in this movie)