Having been subjected to a plethora of brainless summer blockbusters in recent years (Transformers 2 & Clash Of The Titans to name but two), how refreshing it was to go and see a movie that combined the spectacle of a mega budget summer movie with a script that requires a degree of concentration from the viewer.
This film is probably best enjoyed if you are not aware of all the intricacies of the story before viewing, so I won’t spoil the plot for anyone who has yet to see the film.
The visual effects and photography are superb, Christopher Nolan whose previous work includes The Prestige could be regarded as a cinematic magician. His skillful employment of computer generated and practical special effects proves to be spellbinding.
Equally impressive is the cast: Leonardo Di Caprio appears to have truly shaken off the mantle of being seen as a young boy trying to play at being a “grown up”, the supporting cast members also shine with the likes of Ellen Page as Ariadne and Tom Hardy as Eames providing lighter moments amongst the unfolding drama.
The score by Hans Zimmer is also worthy of praise adding an extra emotional pull to the story.
Comparisons have been made between Inception and The Matrix. I really hope that if there are plans for a sequel that the magic of this film won’t be lost as was the case with The Matrix Trilogy.
If you want to see an entertaining action packed blockbuster this summer look no further than Inception.
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