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Friday, July 23, 2010

*Spoiler Alert* Inception was Amazing

While this movie is getting overall positive reviews, I'm surprised when people don't like it. Of course, people are entitled to their opinions, but this really was a great film. You have the concept (which is phenomenal and very original), the acting (I guess everyone who worked on the film was nominated for an oscar for acting (seriously look it up (no wait I was lying, don't do that, but the acting was great (also what's the limit for parenthesis inside parenthesis, can I do this? (It's my blog I can do what I want))))), the special effects (both practical and digital; Nolan's old school), and of course, all the technical parts about the movie nobody really notices except if you know to look for them: sound, lighting, cinematography, writing, score! Nitpick all you want about the minor details-- dream logic and possible plot holes and the like-- but you have a lot of people all being very talented and producing something amazing, which is a rarity nowadays.

Okay, I think it's safe to say I have a man crush on Christopher Nolan. Hopefully my girlfriend is okay with this.

I can honestly say that I recommend this movie more than any other movie this summer -- except Toy Story 3. Go see that too.

Now let's expand our range outside of this summer and go into the Netflix arena: if you like this story and it was intriguing and you debated over the ending, I would recommend Brazil for people who didn't like ambiguity and Memento for those that did. If you dig the love story go see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. If you want to see Leonardo DiCaprio be pretty much the same character go see Shutter Island. And of course, if you want spectacle and story go see The Matrix, but don't expect the same caliber of acting. And finally I guess if you want to see a similar concept but in more of a horror see Identity, but that's for amateurs only, and should not be considered a real recommendation from this site.

"But wait Zchill, I really liked these actors and want to know what else they are good in."


Best movies from the cast of Inception:

Leonardo DiCaprio: The Departed, Catch Me if You Can

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: (500) Days of Summer, Brick, and if you're feeling up for it Mysterious Skin (not for the faint of heart).

Ellen Page: Juno (hurry, the dialogue's expiration date is fast approaching) Hard Candy, Whip It (haven't seen it but it's next on my list, if it's no good I'll be amending this).

And Marion Cotillard: Love Me if You Dare, she just hasn't been better than this, so you're only getting this one.

I now invite you to slam champagne bottles into your screen to commemorate the greatest blog ever being launched. Unless you're going to hold me responsible, in which case refrain (I can't afford the legal fees). Comments and debate are welcome! If you want to know my theory about the end of Inception hold your horses! I want to remain spoiler-free for a while longer.

Oh yeah, and don't see Salt this weekend, it looks like a generic movie star movie in a post movie star world. Go see Inception instead.

How do you end a blog?


  1. Damn good blog you've got there, damn good. Has anyone told you you're handsome too?

  2. Like your blog! Your comment, however, is about as crass and predictable as the movie Salt will be. But however I do agree that you're handsome, almost as much as your brother Alex...

  3. I don't want to read your theory for the ending because it's either MY theory, or one not as good.

    Because, y'know, that's just how they all pan out.

  4. Great blog, my son! Now to Inception... hmm.. While I wouldn't go so far as Greg to say that it was the best movie I've ever seen it was surely the most imaginative and creative piece of writing I've seen in a very long time. And I will need to see it again to catch the bits I misse first time around!

  5. Great Blog! I waited and waited and waited to read this until I got to actually see the movie! (Dad took a while) Oh, and since I used parenthesis I was quite proud that you finished the parenthesis correctly!
    One movie that you did not mention for Joseph Gorden-Levitt was "The Lookout" which as I recall, you MADE me watch and as it was quite good, and since I know you really liked it, I was surprised to see that you did not mention it.
    I really did enjoy your modesty too.

  6. @Carl you must have my blog mistaken for somewhere where your opinion matters, I'm sorry here I reign supreme, and you all are my minions. Especially Carl, who is now in my Blog's dungeon.

  7. Is your Blog's dungeon where you review movies like Clone Wars and Whale Rider?