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post #21 of 66 Old 01-18-11, 07:21 PM
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Re: Inception - Blu-Ray Review

I think I'm in the minority on this one. I did enjoy it and found it a much better film than most of the dreck out there. I love films that make you think and/or are a bit offbeat.
My two biggest gripes:
1 - I get it! Didn't need 45 minutes to explain the concept. I found myself getting bored.
2 - Too little character development for a film this big. Ok, we know a bit about Cobb but what about the rest? I'd have thought the Fischers and Saito would have been the main focus of the story and Cobb to be secondary. In the end, not knowing much about either Fischer or Saito, well... I just didn't care about the other characters or the plot. Great action, direction, audio and visuals but on an intellectual level I was quite bored with the story.
I watched it twice and didn't find anything more the second time round.

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I can see where your coming from Nova, but in my eyes this is beneficial for one big reason. This could lead to an awesome sequel. We all know just how hard it is to make a sequel thats as good as the first, and making one better is something that happens very little. The things that make a couple of my favourite sequels so god (Aliens, T2) is that they bring new elements to the table, show us stuff we have not seen before and develop the characters further.

Inception as it is now has the potential to deliver just such a sequel. Its taken the time to really make sure we know how dream invasion works. That can be more or less ignored in the sequel, and it could concentrate an really making the characters come alive, and adding in a new twist we have yet to see somehow. IMO, if thats done right, it will not only make for a potentially superior (or at least equal) 2nd outing, but could also make the first film a touch better. The 2 films could enter the exclusive classic movie must see list.

Needless to say I thought this film delivered just enough, I really want a sequel, and I have a lot of expectation on such a sequel.

I also have an idea on how a Star Wars tv series could fix the rubbish of the 1-3 movies as well though, so I may be way out, or of course a genius
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Normally I would've wanted more character development but I think focusing on Cobb might have been intended if the whole film is Cobb's dream.

Another question, this about the architect's process.
At first I thought the architect designed the illusion outside of the dream and then the architect was responsible for building the illusion while he/she was inside the dream. Obviously that's not the case because the architect Ariadne wasn't supposed to go into the dream.
So how does the architect get their design into the dream?
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I am in the camp of this being a totally awesome movie, even though I had some reservations initially. I rented it... and have now ordered it... and look forward to seeing it again.

I cannot imagine being stuck in a dream this real for 10-20 years. Are we dreaming right now... or is this real? Will I wake up soon and be 20 years younger... WAKE ME UP!

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Another question, this about the architect's process.
At first I thought the architect designed the illusion outside of the dream and then the architect was responsible for building the illusion while he/she was inside the dream. Obviously that's not the case because the architect Ariadne wasn't supposed to go into the dream.
So how does the architect get their design into the dream?
I think this is achieved by entering the architects dream. This of course can be done at any level, but I think for it to be effective, Cobb and the architect would need to enter the subjects dream, then Cobb and the subject would need to enter the architects dream. I think this is where extraction would normally take place. I think this is what we see at the beginning of the film.

I'm pretty sure the architecture of the dream is dictated by whomever the dream belongs to. The role of the architect is to manipulate the layout to their advantage and the way I understand it is that the architect needs to be hosting the dream for this to happen.

I need to watch it again though now, refresh the memory.
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Just rented it. Great review, great movie.

Question:
Cobb's childeren, do they always wear the same clothes, or are they wearing something different in the last scene from what was worn in his memories? The last scene with the children just looked like a continuation from a scene with his memories.
I believe they have different colored shoes in the final scene.
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but I think for it to be effective, Cobb and the architect would need to enter the subjects dream, then Cobb and the subject would need to enter the architects dream.
The role of the architect is to manipulate the layout to their advantage and the way I understand it is that the architect needs to be hosting the dream for this to happen.
This is close to what I thought at first.
But remember that Ariadne, the architect, was never supposed to go with them into the dream.

Yes, watch it again and also pay attention to the kids clothing, I need answers.
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I definitely share the opinion of it being a great movie - maybe the best I've seen in recent years. At the end, the kids are wearing different shoes. Also, in the credits, two actors are credited for each kid (at different ages).

Most of it was picked up the first time through (and was great), so on repeat viewings I only picked up small things. One thing I question is why they are shown at a young age in the scene at the end of the ultra-long dream on the train tracks when they've been there for several decades. They DO show a clip of them at old age in parts of the movie. Shoudn't they be in the train scene? There are other questions, and this one doesn't take away from the movie, but it's still confusing.

Possibly there are things that are left without explanation that Mr. Nolan himself knows, for one reason or another.

As for the A/V, I do agree it's pretty good. I can't say more than that because my system is a 4.1 with non-optimal set-up. I did finally get my 18" ported subwoofer to sound good, but the output is lacking, especially below 25hz. At the end of the track 528491 (soundtrack) it's so powerful sounding!
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I was very impressed with the movie. I stayed away from it during its theatrical run (not a big DiCaprio fan myself), but the story, cinematography are great and the audio is truly reference quality. I do not know of a movie with a more impressive overall presentation - Dark Knight was very close, but this was better.

Great review!

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Great review. My wife and i just watched it the other night and we were glued to the set, at the end we asked each other if he was back to reality or if he was still in dreamland. Very good movie.
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