Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Max's Epic, Long Overdue Review of Inception

This past summer I saw Christopher Nolan's Inception. Much like with Red Dead Redemption, I started writing a review but got bogged down by laziness, life, etc. Now I have finally returned to the subject to put in my two cents on one of the most popular films of 2010. Have faith in the title of this post: it is the very definition of epic. I don't use that word lightly. Consider this the authoritative take on Inception. Scroll down below the epic poster to see what I thought.

And the verdict is...

Inception = Total Recall meets Ocean's 11.

Seriously, that's it. That brief comparison pretty much covers Inception. No more, no less. Contrary to popular belief, the movie was just... mediocre. It wasn't the incredible, mind-bending, high-brow science fiction masterpiece I hoped it would be, but it also wasn't terrible. It was just sort of ok. If anything it was underwhelming, except for the awesome fight sequence featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (although even that doesn't really hold up with multiple viewings). It wasn't worth all the confusion, frustration, and exasperation so many people felt, but it also wasn't a "best picture" by any means. It wasn't even worth this long a post, it was just ok. Although it did give the internet an endless well of ammunition for hilarious memes, mostly due to its (meagre) soundtrack.

There, done. I wanted to finally put up my thoughts for the sake of posterity, now I can move on. If you want to read something epic about intelligent subject matter I suggest you go back and read my rant about Watchmen. Lets all just shut up about Inception, watch Primer again for our sci-fi glory fix, and hope The Dark Knight Rises ends up being awesome. All signs so far point to yes.

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