The Inception Begins

July 10, 2010 at 11:24 am (Movies)

I really don’t do these sorts of posts often, I don’t like being an exaggeratedly over-excited fanboy, but as this summer’s been going movie wise I’ve only been able to do this sort of “excitement-centered” post once before with Iron Man 2. Anyway, reviews have began trickling in for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, and thanks to their overwhelming praise for the film so far (I’m open to the idea that the reviews may nose dive, even though unlikely) my personal anticipation has gone through the roof, and I can only compare it to Nolan’s last film, The Dark Knight. Here are a few quotes from the past 16 reviews, putting the film at 100% at this present time with an average score of 9.3 out of 10.

“…Christopher Nolan is fast becoming synonymous with quality. So great is the man’s ability, so great is his understanding of cinema, that watching him develop on screen has been an absolute pleasure…”-Martin Roberts, Fan in the Fire-5/5

“…Inception is an unusual blockbuster, driven by ideas rather than CGI action, but also excessive and overwrought in the last hour…”-Emmanuel Levy, A-

“…With physics-defying, thunderous action, heart-wringing emotion and an astonishing performance from DiCaprio, Nolan delivers another true original: welcome to an undiscovered country…”-Nev Pierce, Empire Magazine-5/5

“…Nolan’s most personal and daring film, “Inception” contains some of Nolan’s most innovative ideas since “Memento.” It’s also his most successful movie in terms of being able to fully realize every nuance of such a rich concept…”-Edward Douglas, ComingSoon-9.5/10

“…Inception could very well be Nolan’s masterpiece.”-Jim Vejvoda, IGN-10/10

“…Inception doesn’t just dream bigger than most movies even dare, but it leaves the audience feeling inspired to do the same…”-Katey Rich, CinemaBlend-4.5/5

“…There are times in Christopher Nolan’s somnolent crime caper where you’ll find yourself recognizing moments from your own subconscious on the screen, to a thrilling, frightening and ultimately inspiring effect…”-Jordan Hoffman, UGO-A

“…I expected a lot,but still walked out hypnotized. Here’s a movie that’s 3 steps ahead of you, on 4 different levels, at 5 blinding speeds. Best of 2010 thus far…”-Steven Snyder, Techland-4/4

“…A wildly entertaining and dazzling mind-trip not to be missed. Kubrick would have been proud….”-Pete Hammond, BoxOffice Magazine-5/5

“…If movies are shared dreams, then Christopher Nolan is surely one of Hollywood’s most inventive dreamers, given the evidence of his commandingly clever Inception…”-Justin Chang, Variety

“…A devilishly complicated, fiendishly enjoyable sci-fi voyage across a dreamscape that is thoroughly compelling.”-Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

…Inception is a masterpiece. Making a huge film with big ambitions, Christopher Nolan never missteps and manages to create a movie that, at times, feels like a miraclenception creates a complete sense of immersion in another world. The screen before you is just another layer of the dream. I don’t even know what’s the most remarkable aspect of Inception. It’s huge-budget filmmaking harnessed to tell a personal story that’s smart and uncompromising. That’s certainly remarkable in this age of Hollywood. It’s a production that brought its cameras to six countries, never allowing a backlot to do when a shot could be achieved in a real location. That’s starting to feel unheard of in this day and age. It’s a movie where Christopher Nolan manages to bring together all of his obsessions and quirks, where his personal issues are the life and death issues at the center of the story, and where he has managed to turn every single one of his directorial weaknesses into massive strengths. That, perhaps, is the truest miracle – the auteur finally completed before our eyes…”Devin Faraci, CHUD-10/10

“…A stunning achievement and the most completely entertaining film I’ve seen in years….”-Todd Gilchrist, Cinematical

“…Inception is an exhilarating cinematic experience that suggests there is still room, even in the blockbuster world, for big ideas and dangerous emotions, and that may be the single most thrilling thing about it…”-Drew McWeeny, HitFix



  1. The James said,

    Wow…it looks as though this is going to be a great film

  2. earlman27 said,

    That’s what I’m hoping. Someone had posted a review with the tagline “Inception is like if you took an open match and set your brain on fire.” lol of course Armond White has posted his negative review and now the film is at 88% with 50 Positive 7 Negative but Who knows where it could go from here.

  3. KingreX32 said,

    This movie looks mind blowing. Matrixy Mind blowing. I must get this when it comes out on DVD. Cause if its anything like The Matrix im gonna have to watch it more than once.

  4. earlman27 said,

    Inception definitely has a re-watch-iness to it, there are some points of the plot that are underlying that I didn’t quite catch, but it’s a very mythology driven movie. I’m hoping to get my review up here in the next day or so.

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