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Early Reviews Looking Good For Much Anticipated and Ambitious “Inception”

Posted on July 16 2010 4:00 pm
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Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated follow up to The Dark Knight, Inception, hits theaters today. Early reviews are saying that Nolan  put together another great film that should be worth checking out. However, the neo-communist rhetoric from some of the actors in this video may be enough to drive some people from the box office. Although, Nolan himself is no Leftist as we could see from The Dark Knight (an excellent conservative film). Also, his past hits such as Memento and Batman Begins remind us he is no flunky in the director’s chair.

Currently Rotten Tomatoes has Inception at over an 80 percent critic approval rating and IMDB has it at a 9.6, which tells me that regardless of any potential politics, Nolan his the mark again. Anyone who has seen the trailer (linked below) knows this will be a bold and heavy film. It is always nice to see a great director take a risk on an ambitious project because when it works we see “the stuff dreams are made of.”

Conservative film critic Christian Toto found Inception to be the most maddening film of the year:

Nolan’s new film requires more brain power than a Mensa meeting. It makes up for every mindless action flick we’ve seen all year, if not this decade. Audience members should do Sudoko puzzles to prep for this mental workout.

Big Hollywood’s John Nolte says it’s one of the most psychologically ambitious films he has ever seen:

Previous cinematic attempts to grab hold of and realize the concept of consciously entering the world of dreams have usually focused on the visual (Hitchcock’s “Spellbound”), stuck to very simple rules (“Nightmare on Elm Street”), or fizzled out entirely (“Dreamscape”) when the boundaries beyond simplicity were nudged. The idea of fully and successfully exploiting a psychological dimension where there are no rules seemed futile. Until now. Leave it to the director of “Memento,” a brilliant neo-noir Rubik’s Cube of a mystery audaciously told backwards, to be the first to successfully crack this genre.

I have been impatiently awaiting this film for some time and look forward to seeing and reviewing it in the next few days. While the film appears to deliver a weighty story, we do know that Nolan is a great director and DiCaprio has become a great actor. Politics aside, these two names on the marquee should be enough to deliver an amazing film well worth the price of admission.

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