So, if you haven’t heard, Christopher Nolan’s Inception hits theaters next Friday, July 16 and the early reviews are out and they are all out raves. I say this based on only what I’ve heard since I am not going to read them in hopes of maintaining a fresh approach to the movie (I see it on the Monday the 12th), or as fresh as possible considering I run a movie news website and can’t help but avoid seeing a trailer here and hearing small doses there.
This attempt at avoidance also means I haven’t read the two review snippets (via SlashFilm) or watched any of the four new clips I just added and have included directly below.
“A devilishly complicated, fiendishly enjoyable sci-fi voyage across a dreamscape that is thoroughly compelling.” … “Inception puts him not only at the top of the heap of sci-fi all-stars, but it also should put this Warner Bros. release near or at the top of the summer movies. It’s very hard to see how a film that plays so winningly to so many demographics would not be a worldwide hit.” … “Sometimes originality comes at a cost though: At the end, you may find yourself utterly exhausted.” ~ Kirk Honeycutt at The Hollywood Reporter
“If movies are shared dreams, then Christopher Nolan is surely one of Hollywood’s most inventive dreamers, given the evidence of his commandingly clever Inception. Applying a vivid sense of procedural detail to a fiendishly intricate yarn set in the labyrinth of the subconscious, the writer-director has devised a heist thriller for surrealists, a Jungian’s Rififi, that challenges viewers to sift through multiple layers of (un)reality. As such, it’s a conceptual tour de force unlikely to rank with Batman at the B.O., though post-Dark Knight anticipation and Leonardo DiCaprio should still position it as one of the summer’s hottest, classiest tickets.” … “If Inception is a metaphysical puzzle, it’s also a metaphorical one: It’s hard not to draw connections between Cobb’s dream-weaving and Nolan’s filmmaking – an activity devoted to constructing a simulacrum of reality, intended to seduce us, mess with our heads and leave a lasting impression. Mission accomplished.” ~ Justin Chang at Variety
With that said, here are the clips, watch them at will and if you need even more from the film including 92 pictures and trailers, I’ve got more on the official Inception page here at RopeofSilicon.
“Don’t be afraid to dream a little bigger”
with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“I am the most skilled extractor”
with Ken Watanabe and Leonardo DiCaprio
“I need an architect”
with Michael Caine and Leonardo DiCaprio
“This is your first lesson in shared dreaming”
with Ellen Page and Leonardo DiCaprio
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