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Monday, January 3, 2011

Inception

Inception


Opinions are fun!  I have my own, and I enjoy sharing it, but I also enjoy reading others, especially if it can be found on MSN.com.  (Because they're usually so bad easy to pick on.)  The article I found the other day was something along the lines of, "10 Worst Movies in 2010."  The author opened by admitting that it's hardly fair for an individual to decide what the ten worst movies of the year were, but they were getting paid so they did it anyway.  (And who are we kidding, we would find and bash ten crappy movies for a paycheck, too, right?)

I was reading along in the article and anticipated seeing a few that I did, like "The Last Song" and "Backup Plan."  Two movies appeared, however, that I have to publicly disagree with: Kick Ass and Inception.

I'm not going to say much about Kick Ass, other than I enjoyed it and I thought it was original.  The author of the MSN article, however, was appalled by its vulgarity and general distaste.  (If you've seen the movie, you know what they're talking about.)  I told Mandalyn about it.  She also disagreed with the article and added, "well, it's not like you find Kick Ass in the family section at the store."  I couldn't have put it better myself.

Now, Inception.  Am I the only crazy person who really likes this movie?  I think the effects were great, the story is complex (but follow-able), and the acting is good, too.  Bottom line: I could watch Inception a few more times and still understand more of it.

The author of the article didn't like Inception because of the "One last job" story line.  Okay.  I get it.  A lot of movies do this.  But if you think about it, would you really want to see a movie about an every-day-sort-of-job or a fourth-from-last-job?  Probably not.  He also thought Inception was unnecessarily prolonged with the third and fourth levels of dreams.  Whereas it was indeed a long film, I believe it was all necessary.  That being said (and without spoiling anything for anyone), I could have done without the last 15 seconds.  But in the grand scheme of things, what's 15 seconds compared to almost two and a half hours?

So after reading the article, I would agree on 8 of the "10 Worst" accounts.  Don't bother with the likes of Jonah Hex and Sex and the City 2.  Do, however, make time for Inception and Kick Ass.


9 comments:

FALEN AKA THUNDERCAT832 said...

Inception made worst movie!?! Who is the numb nuts who decided that shit? Message to them: don't hate because you didn't get the damn point! lol

theTsaritsa said...

Kickass and Inception were both great! F-- the haters!!

Christine said...

I haven't seen either of those movies yet...but I hardly doubt that Inception deserves the title of one of the worst movies...that's ridiculous!

Xay B. said...

KA and Iception FTW

I'm surprised they even allowed that list to get out. I'm sure it sparked some criticism which they wanted.

Cole Garrett said...

I'm glad you all agree. And you're right, Xay B., they might have been digging for criticism. I wouldn't put it past anyone.

Sagelyn Belle said...

I also could have done without the last 15 seconds of Inception. I have only seen it once, bought the movie, and decided to watch it again after I process it completely. Not saying I didn't understand, but there was alot to process.

It was one of those movies that you stop and think: "Well, since that happened then that means...and if this happened then that means..." It's a huge tangent of revelations. Exhausting.

Anyway, I definitely agree with you about Inception.

Xay B. said...

To be honest, Inception kind of reminds me of a book called "A Short HIstory of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson.

He sums up the entirety of our universe from beginning to now in a way that people who aren't nuclear, biochemical, (anything sounding complicated) physicists.

Inception could've been made so much more complicated (which I think would've made it worse), but they found a way to make a complex idea so accessible.

For example, remember the scene where DiCaprio's character explains how he
began Inception on his wife. They could've tried to make an overly-convoluted
explanation of how, but instead they made a visual instead.

The top in the vault just spinning forever. Visual explanations will always win over
exposition any day.

Cole Garrett said...

@ Sagelyn I would rather have seen the top just fall. Everything else points to reality. Mainly, the fact that he saw his children's faces.

@ Xay B. I'm an avid reader. I might check that out. And well put, Inception could have easily been made too complicated, but they pulled it off nicely.

I also think the author of that article completely missed the fact that DiCaprio held all of that guilt for the idea he implanted in his wife's mind, i.e. "This world isn't real," which of course leads to her killing herself. Those are very real, very deep emotions to convey in two and a half hours, but I thought it worked nicely.

AmberLaShell said...

i have to say, I haven't seen either of these movies... Ok, now I need a trip to the movie store!

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