'Inception' Is Still Another Amazing Achievement From Christopher Nolan
By Sal LoCicero | September 13, 2020
In 2010, it was the start of a new decade, and many film enthusiasts were treated to a majority of classic and unforgettable movies; like Black Swan, Toy Story 3, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Kick Ass, Blue Valentine, The Social Network, and Shutter Island - just to name a few.
After coming off the massive success of The Dark Knight in 2008, Christopher Nolan wrote and directed another movie called Inception. At this time, Nolan was a big name in the film industry and to moviegoers alike. With Inception around the corner, audiences kept their eye on it (knowing it was by Nolan). The movie also has a very intriguing plot - much like all of his films - having to do with going into people’s dreams.
To this day, people still talk about Inception; about the story, the meaning behind it all, the mind blowing practical effects, and of course, the (famous) ending. When watching this movie, It is agreeable to say that this movie is incredible. From the opening scene Nolan takes you in the middle of this “imaginary” journey with our main group of characters.
Throughout Inception’s 2 Hr and 28 Min runtime, you are just hooked to the screen. It's so shocking and creative to see how this whole movie unfolds. It may be a little difficult to understand what is taking place during the first 20 to 30 mins, but eventually you will get the gist of it
The aspects that help Inception be what it has been all these years are its effects, its memorable sequences, and last but never the least, its story. Nolan always comes up with such impressive stories; which is why he is the best filmmaker working today. There are some sequences that are so breathtaking that it's a shame that Nolan didn't shoot any of those scenes using IMAX Cameras; like he did with The Dark Knight. Some of the shots are so brilliant, and you can picture looking at those scenes in full IMAX 70MM ratio, but unfortunately Nolan missed out on that opportunity.
The movie also makes you ask some questions about the characters, their purpose in the story, what the whole movie really means, and what happens after. That is really what makes Inception a film that has stuck with fans for so long.
The only issue that this movie has, is its third act. Although it is without a doubt a fantastic final act, it does drag a little bit...and doing so it messes with the feel of the runtime.
Overall, Inception is such an outstanding film, and is yet another entry in Christopher Nolan’s collection that will never be forgotten.