Director: Christopher Nolan
Screen Writer: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page
Plot: In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or… In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset. (This HARDLY describes the movie, but is the official verbiage)
Pros: Inception is simply put very smart writing, beautiful on screen, excellent sound, and great execution. The basis of the film is the acceptance of a dream related technology. Who DOESN’T like new Sci-fi to debate? Christopher Nolan is impressive as a writer and director. The film leaves the fate of the protagonist in the hands of the audience, and the writing respects their intelligence which is a welcome change.
Cons: If I HAD to put a con on this movie it would be the same as one of the pros. There is no definitive answer or truth revealed to the audience. This leaves a bit of confusion in the audience afterward, but this is how great discussion are born.
Overall: In the context of this summer’s movies Inception gets our top mark. If there is one movie potentially worth the exorbitant IMAX pricing for best sound and screen size Inception is it. If you can catch it in the theater do it. It will be a great DVD purchase, but you would miss out on the theater experience. So far this is the best movie of the summer.