Inception (No Spoilers, No Worries.)

I just have to say that ol’ Leo has certainly come a long way since Titanic. And he was worried that he would forever be seen as “Jack.” Hardly.

I am impressed with his work in Catch Me If You Can and The Departed. But Inception tops them all. And it’s not just Dicaprio that deserves credit. The entire cast for this movie was killer.

I don’t want to overdo how amazing I found the movie to be, because anytime people go on and on about how awesome a movie was, then I see it, I always feel a little let down. I just want to say this: PLEASE do yourself a favor and see this in a theater. Go see it NOW before someone tells you about it. You should definitely see it for yourself.

Tom and I purposely avoided seeing anything about it but the trailer that was played on TV. We saw it in the IMAX theater near our house with some friends on Saturday night. Our theater was packed. Not one person got up for any reason during the entire movie. No one’s phone rang. No one spoke. And when it ended, we all turned to look at one another and burst into conversation about the movie with anyone who was nearby. (You’ll have to watch it yourself to see why.)

And I now know at least one thing that will be on our Christmas wish-list.

Seriously. Go see this movie.


If you have seen Inception, I would LOVE to know your thoughts, but NOT IN THE COMMENTS  (unless it’s really general and not about what happens in the movie) because I don’t want any spoilers for people who haven’t seen it. Feel free to email me your thoughts though! Or direct message me on Twitter.


ps- Check back tomorrow for the photo-manipulations of the pictures from this post. I can’t wait for all of you to see each others’ work!

8 thoughts on “Inception (No Spoilers, No Worries.)”

  1. I’ve heard good reviews from at least 15 people now and a couple of them have seen it twice. I’ve put it on my list of things to watch in the theater. I usually like Leo’s movies. I’ve watched almost everything he’s done since Growing Pains! Shutter Island was pretty good too. 🙂

  2. So no spoilers here.

    First off, I will say that I am a huge fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. I hated ‘Titanic’ and hated the fact that an actor that showed such promise in movies like ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ and ‘The Basketball Diaries’ might limit himself to movies like this. When “Gangs of New York’ came out, it helped, but his performance was overshadowed by that of Daniel Day-Lewis who was amazing. But then Leo did ‘The Aviator’ and he grew up and I became a big fan. He cemented it with his performances in ‘The Departed’ and ‘Blood Diamond.’

    Secondly, the director, Chris Nolan has yet to make a bad movie. Look at his track record:

    The Prestige
    Batman Begins
    The Dark Knight

    And now this. The great thing about ‘Inception’ is that it is so hard to pin down in terms of genre. Is it sci-fi? Fantasy? A caper? Action? Nolan blends all of it so well. Plus, Nolan creates his films with the belief that he has an intelligent audience and he doesn’t insult that intelligence.

    If I ever had a man-crush on anybody, it’s Chris Nolan. I would love to have dinner with the guy and just pick his brain about creative vision.

    1. I know what you mean. There’s so much to it that no one category seems enough to hold it. And while Nolan does write to an intelligent audience, I don’t think it’s so complicated that anyone who’s of average of intelligence and pays attention won’t understand it. I like that. They aren’t dumbed down, but they aren’t hard to follow if you pay attention. I think that if you were distracted for five minutes or got up to use the bathroom, you would come back into wherever they were in Inception and might not know what’s going on, though.

  3. I would classify this movie as a Sci-Fi Heist movie. It seems like a cross between Ocean’s 11, The Matrix, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    I absolutely loved this movie and thought it was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while. I’m definitely a really big Christopher Nolan fan and thought the direction, visuals, and acting were superb. Although it is somewhat complicated I think they did a really good job explaining all of the intricacies behind the plot. Perfect ending as well!

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