I watched Inception on Sunday (that Wikipedia link contains somewhat spoilers by the way). I’d like to watch it again on DVD this time. Although I have no idea what actors like Ken Watanabe (whom I highly recommend for acting chops) are doing drifting through movies – they should probably pick scripts a bit more nicer). Anyways, to keep it simple here’s what the movie is all about in terms of what I think:
- before watching the movie it would be nice to read up a bit on the heist genre
- reading up a bit about lucid dreams is also recommended but not mandatory
- understand that the premise of the movie is simple – an idea, once implanted, evolves organically and takes forms based on the subject who then internalizes and owns the idea
- don’t think too much about “shared dreaming” as well has the levels of dreams
While I don’t think too highly of the script because of the lot of inane dialogues, I like the well thought out execution of a reasonably complex subject. There are certain aspects that will mess this movie though – especially if it gets translated or, sub-titled. It will not go down well. That is for sure. The other part is that in spite of the care taken for the treatment and cinematography (for example, Cobb’s dreams have this dreamy light when seeing family and, the stark light when going through his dream-world created with Mallorie) the acting is awkward and awful. There is this forced feeling when talking which makes it a very stuttering movie to watch.