American sci-fi action from 2010.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Bechdel test: Pass
Cobb is a dream thief who can take subjects into shared dreams and extract their secrets. Together with his team he decides to take on the ultimate challenge and do the reverse; plant an idea.
I have seen this movie before and enjoyed it. On this second viewing it was better. There were some mathematical flaws in the plot (or my math is off), and that bugged me when I watched it the first time, today I was prepared for this error and relaxed more into the story. That might be the explanation.
The audio is unobtrusive and just fine. It is the second movie in a row with Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en rose”.
Visually this movie is very fun with the various dreams being created and falling apart. Quite fun.
The acting in the movie is very good, even though I didn’t think Leonardo DiCaprio delivered as well as usual. Still good, but I’ve seen him do better, I think.
The story is quite intriguing and kept me interested throughout the movie. And I still wounder a little about what the ending symbolises, if anything. And where do our ideas and inspiration come from? Food for thoughts. Maybe not something that changes the world, but intriguing enough to contemplate in the shower for a few days.
I enjoyed the movie with all it’s action and even with all it’s faults. Time well spent.
I would recommend this movie to any adult with some time to kill. I would warn people about some math errors in regards to how much time passes in a dream, and tell them to just ignore the whole time aspect, or at least not think of the time in dreams as something precise.
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Tomorrow’s movie is “Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind“. Get some more information about this movie and the other movies on my watch list this week on the upcoming movies page. If you’re new to this site and are wondering why I’m watching a movie every day for a year, read more about my experiment.
Until next time; live long and prosper.