at the movies: inception
I quite enjoy going to a movie without having any idea what it’s going to be about but it so rarely happens, even with advanced screenings. Usually trailers give the plot away or early reviews let you know what you’re in for.
Despite having a few big name actors (Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page) and a hot director (Christopher Nolan of The Dark Knight fame), relatively little was known about Inception before its release. I guess my copy of the cryptic marketing was lost in the post (so check it out at Wired instead).
The movie itself was amazing. I really enjoyed both the execution of the film and the premise behind it (spoiler alert: that premise being that you can steal information from someone by accessing their subconscious while they dream).
I don’t want to ruin it for you so all I’ll say is this – if you liked The Matrix and/or Vanilla Sky, you need to see this movie. In fact, even if you didn’t, I recommend you see it. Hours after leaving the cinema, I’m still thinking about it.
In a nutshell, it’s the best film I’ve seen this year.