Saturday, 24 July 2010


Visually stunning epic... but not perfect. There's a nice soundbite for you, but I suppose I'd better explain more. This is an original piece by Christopher Nolan, but I can see where he might be better sticking to other writers.

The idea is that Leonardo DiCapro can enter people's dreams (through some unspecified gizmo) and is hired to do a job... which he and a team do... and then the movie ends. It really is rather straightforward. Even the character twists and such can be spotted ahead of time, and certainly the base plot doesn't deliver any surprises. It says what it's going to do... and goes ahead and does it. Right. Yeah. Thanks for that.

But it's all about the characters... but they are as straight forward as the plot. Only Leonardo gets any hint of a character arc, and see if you can spot the end before the movie is halfway over. Which isn't to say that there isn't any good acting, there's great acting, just no stretching of the actors.

But it's all about the special effects. And if you've seen the trailer, you've seen most of the effects. Which are less impressive in the actual movie. Hum...

Yeah, decent enough movie to watch. Just... not brilliant.


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