Inception (with implanted spoilers)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nUgdcKMLuY

As someone wrote on the WSJ movie blog, looks like Katamari Damacy the movie.

The Hood Won't Jump (Eazy), Wednesday, 30 December 2009 15:27 (nine years ago) link

I'll put money on malaria mosquitos vs "an idea" any day.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 30 December 2009 16:25 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

A brief interview with Nolan that clears up nothing.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 January 2010 04:54 (nine years ago) link

100% w/ Nolan on whatever crazy shit he comes up with at this point.

Simon H., Thursday, 14 January 2010 04:58 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

A more detailed story.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 4 April 2010 06:14 (nine years ago) link

Looks fucking insane. My most anticipated movie of the year.

DARKKNIGHTFAN4EVA

kelpolaris, Sunday, 4 April 2010 06:45 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Trailer for this was shown when I saw Iron Man 2 in IMAX yesterday and if nothing else it looked incredible on the big screen. Piece on Collider about it and some detail on shooting in 35mm, 65mm and Vistavision in order to obtain the highest possible quality:

http://www.collider.com/2010/03/25/director-christopher-nolan-and-producer-emma-thomas-interview-inception-they-talk-3d-what-kind-of-cameras-they-used-pre-viz-wb-and-a-lot-more

Bill A, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 07:36 (nine years ago) link

So this is basically "... and it was all a dream - THE MOVIE"

the big pink suede panda bear hurts (ledge), Tuesday, 4 May 2010 08:43 (nine years ago) link

"The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a specialist in the new branch of corporate espionage -- he's a dream thief who plucks secrets from the minds of tycoons after pumping them full of drugs and hooking them up to a mysterious contraption."

He's checking to see if they literally become vikings

Not the real Village People, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 18:01 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z75o-F6ja2I

Number None, Monday, 10 May 2010 20:10 (nine years ago) link

Wish we would have had this trailer before IM2 instead of a really long one for that Adam Sandler/Kevin James piece of shit.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 10 May 2010 21:41 (nine years ago) link

I wish good directors would stop making movies with Leonardo DeShithead

the sound of a norwegian guy being wrong (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 10 May 2010 21:45 (nine years ago) link

really psyched about this, not really bothered by Leo. tbh Nolan's more personal movies (yknow $200 mil personal) seem way more successful than his Batmovies; the're not constrained by so many external needs and the storytelling comes through clearer. Kinda want him to just hurry up and get the next Batman out of the way so he can move onto something else i'm into.

Cosmo Vitelli, Monday, 10 May 2010 23:56 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

NYT interview with Nolan.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 20:51 (nine years ago) link

getting absurdly excited about this now. this might just be because i had forgotten about it until a week ago, and had up to now written off this summer as having absolutely no 'big' films i'm interested in seeing.

still can imagine it being a failure easier than i can a success (financially, especially, but very possibly creatively as well).

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 30 June 2010 23:23 (nine years ago) link

http://www.nme.com/news/the-cribs/51783

oscar, Thursday, 1 July 2010 03:14 (nine years ago) link

He's checking to see if they literally become vikings

So excited to finally get a definitive answer to this question.

Mordy, Thursday, 1 July 2010 03:15 (nine years ago) link

This is going to be the big-budget live-action comedy to beat for the summer. Nolan's signature inability to comprehend verisimilar dialogue coupled the movie star who clumsily plays himself playing a character in every film will deliver the laughs in spades.

Not sure why they want to schedule a Leo film against a solid-looking blockbuster starring Nicolas Cage, the master of self-aware, deconstructionist acting.

litel, Thursday, 1 July 2010 04:27 (nine years ago) link

lol

Implied Nazarene (latebloomer), Thursday, 1 July 2010 09:46 (nine years ago) link

omg early reviews are in and they're all glowing

so psyched

exit through the (Tape Store), Monday, 5 July 2010 22:56 (nine years ago) link

a quick perusal of the early reviews is filling me with too much expectation. will see it opening day, obviously, but must remember that i don't really trust these reviewers all that much.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Monday, 5 July 2010 23:50 (nine years ago) link

A friend saw it and was very positive. Definitely planning on hitting the local IMAX opening night; if nothing else Nolan knows how to use that approach more than most. (That said I could still easily see this ending up like litel indicates; if anything Nolan admitted as much in the NYT interview!)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 July 2010 23:52 (nine years ago) link

Warner Bros just lifted the embargo on reviews and they are uniformly positive, with some being ecstatic. I am really looking forward to this.

Variety: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117943 ... id=31&cs=1
Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/fil ... 2197.story
Empire: http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/rev ... FID=136118
IndieWire: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononho ... with_heart
CHUD: http://chud.com/articles/articles/24313 ... Page1.html
Awards Daily: http://www.awardsdaily.com/?p=23795
Cinematical: http://www.cinematical.com/2010/07/05/inception-review/
In Contention: http://incontention.com/?p=26044
Hit Fix: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-6-m ... equal-ease
Film School Rejects: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/review ... eption.php
Ain't It Cool: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45679
UGO: http://www.ugo.com/movies/inception-review-instareview
JoBlo: http://www.joblo.com/review-inception
Coming Soon: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/reviewsnews.php?id=67539
Wow Hollywood: http://wowhollywood.us/review-inception

oscar, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 00:04 (nine years ago) link

can't help but wonder if they're looking at tracking for interest and going 'oh shit, let the reviews out'

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 00:06 (nine years ago) link

sorry was not able to cut and the paste all those links in properly but google is your friend

oscar, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 00:10 (nine years ago) link

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/jul/08/christopher-nolan-inception

cannot. wait. to. see. this.

:D

Davek (davek_00), Thursday, 8 July 2010 14:18 (nine years ago) link

Tickets booked, starting to get pretty excited. I'm thinking the make-or-break point will be how well Nolan has handled the ensemble cast.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 July 2010 14:22 (nine years ago) link

Yeah same I have mine for the Friday release date. This film is thing that dreams are made of.

Davek (davek_00), Thursday, 8 July 2010 14:23 (nine years ago) link

is the thing that dreams are made of.

Davek (davek_00), Thursday, 8 July 2010 14:23 (nine years ago) link

synecdoche new york 2: LOOK I HAVE A GUN

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Thursday, 8 July 2010 14:34 (nine years ago) link

Will agree with any film review that starts out putting the boot into Aronofsky's Fountain

lowwave (S-), Thursday, 8 July 2010 14:43 (nine years ago) link

tbh I am completely stoked for this as well

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Thursday, 8 July 2010 14:44 (nine years ago) link

there's no lineage with Avatar, as that interview above confirms, but I would like to see this, Enter The Void and SNY again in quick succession

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Thursday, 8 July 2010 14:45 (nine years ago) link

All-positive reviews freak me out a little.

Also, sort of concerned that it seems to take place almost entirely in dreams but never crosses PG-13 territory.

Simon H., Thursday, 8 July 2010 15:10 (nine years ago) link

What, all your dreams are R/X-rated gore sex fests?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 July 2010 15:11 (nine years ago) link

They're all better than PG, lemmetellya

,,,,,,eeeeleon (darraghmac), Thursday, 8 July 2010 15:12 (nine years ago) link

At least half of 'em are a "hard R." xp

Simon H., Thursday, 8 July 2010 15:16 (nine years ago) link

not even kidding there was an orgy in my dream last night

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Thursday, 8 July 2010 15:16 (nine years ago) link

posts very much in charactarrrrrrrrgggghhhhh

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Thursday, 8 July 2010 15:17 (nine years ago) link

All of my dreams involving Marion Cotillard & Ellen Page earn an R...for strong language and smoking.

Roomful of Moogs (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 8 July 2010 15:30 (nine years ago) link

I'm pretty excited about this one. I'm pretty fascinated by the topic of lucid dreaming in general and this movie will hopefully bend my mind a bit.

Green Manalishi (Viceroy), Saturday, 10 July 2010 15:38 (nine years ago) link

excited cuz the previews look cool (despite dicaprio), and i maintain faith that nolan will again someday make a movie i enjoy watching (despite everything since memento).

but i'm bummed by how bland the things shown in the preview are, if the movie takes place largely in dreams. when i saw the early previews, i couldn't tell whether it depicted a sci-fi scenario, hallucinations, the apocalypse, or what. now that we know it's the dreamworld, i'm a bit let down. dreams consist of bendy geography and matrix-fighting? and that's it? mine are a HELL of a lot weirder than that, even when they're PG-13.

suppose it's remotely possible that the film contains things not shown in the preview.

good news if you wear cargo shorts (contenderizer), Saturday, 10 July 2010 15:56 (nine years ago) link

What is it about altering reality that makes one invest in a snappy wardrobe

da croupier, Saturday, 10 July 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

movie is only 2 minutes 30 sec iirc so probably not

xpost

orakle-krake (Gukbe), Saturday, 10 July 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

All-positive reviews freak me out a little.

I'm sure Mr White will be along soon to burst that bubble.

State Attorney Foxhart Cubycheck (Billy Dods), Saturday, 10 July 2010 16:20 (nine years ago) link

REALLY wanna see what Nolan-naysayer David Thompson thinks of this

RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Saturday, 10 July 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

Tickets booked formfriday at 4.10pm.

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 10 July 2010 16:26 (nine years ago) link

all that use of the word "Architect" reminded me too much of the Matrix sequels. why couldn't they just say "designey people"?

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Neanderthal, Friday, 28 October 2016 06:04 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Been a while since someone said fuck nolans utter waste of a career so here it is

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:12 (two years ago) link

I mean yeah obv but he entertains young men who would only be obsessed with the work of some other wasteman if he didn't exist so he may exercise an important cloacal function arguably

Pengest & Corsa (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 March 2017 09:58 (two years ago) link

Onanical

But it's his potential that irritates most

David Bentley or maybe denilson of directors

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:38 (two years ago) link

i'd say he's fully achieved his potential imo - he's made a highly successful career built on interesting visuals and intricate puzzle-box screenplays (more often than not) but is cursed by a catastrophic inability to understand human emotions which will likely forever prevent him from doing anything worth watching twice

not even my mate ross king sniffed out this hot gossip (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:44 (two years ago) link

i still can't get over the end of interstellar where mcconnaughey has literally fought to return from a realm outside space and time using the power of love and then when he's finally reunited with his daughter he's like 'hey what's up okaygottagobye!' and fucks off back into space. who fucking thinks like that

it's made even weirder by the scene where mcconnaughey acts the living shit out of a scene where he's wracked with emotion watching video messages from the now-adult children he left behind on earth. it's a scene where he has no dialogue, tellingly

not even my mate ross king sniffed out this hot gossip (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:53 (two years ago) link

You've got something there.

Harsher judgement as he went from quirky indie guy to mainstream without getting in any way more interesting or nuanced, so it ever was

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:57 (two years ago) link

i do wonder if the tight-lipped bloodlessness of his movies is a function of him being genuinely 'fuckin' humans, how do they work' or whether he's just massively emotionally repressed. if it's the latter i kinda hope he has some kind of breakthrough in the future and goes on to make a ruinous $350m expression of madness that makes jodorowsky look like chris columbus

not even my mate ross king sniffed out this hot gossip (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:05 (two years ago) link

well there's his dunkirk movie later this year that should at least not be a puzzle box script

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:22 (two years ago) link

lol funny you should say that

"The film is told from three points of view. The air (planes), the land (on the beach) and the sea (the evacuation by the navy). For the soldiers embarked in the conflict, the events took place on different temporalities. On land, some stayed one week stuck on the beach. On the water, the events lasted a maximum day; And if you were flying to Dunkirk, the British spitfires would carry an hour of fuel. To mingle these different versions of history, one had to mix the temporal strata. Hence the complicated structure. Even if the story, once again, is very simple."

http://movieweb.com/dunkirk-movie-story-structure-explained-christopher-nolan/

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:24 (two years ago) link

it will have a lingering shot of a disabled airplane languishing in the rain for about 15 minutes though I'm sure

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:24 (two years ago) link

idk remember that one about having to cross the river with the dog, cat and mouse all of whom hated their fathers

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:25 (two years ago) link

jfc this guy

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:27 (two years ago) link

there should be betting markets on how long the camera sits on Tom Hardy's plane's empty gas gauge in the final cut of the film

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:29 (two years ago) link

i guess this movie will be like the acid test for the nolan aesthetic: is it possible to make a film about dunkirk and somehow end up focusing more on plot structure than on the humans involved?

not even my mate ross king sniffed out this hot gossip (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:33 (two years ago) link

can youse guys tell me what makes this movie so bad bc i actually happen to really like it

but willing to read why its garbage without vehemently refuting, i guess i dont feel too strongly that it is really good

but i also liked interstellar and the batman series

shit dawg am i emotionally repressed

lay on a glasgow kiss on me so i can feel again

F♯ A♯ (∞), Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:22 (two years ago) link

I enjoyed Inception.

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:27 (two years ago) link

Up until the snow level

It's not even that the movies falls apart after that (though it kinda does)

It's that a guy wrote and made a movie that included a snow level

just because he wanted to have included a snow level

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:35 (two years ago) link

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SFTGFOP (El Tomboto), Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:36 (two years ago) link

Clicking on that is actually just you dropping to level 1

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 16:37 (two years ago) link

I havent seen inception since my initial raves but I have no problems with it as a movie, I guess with Nolan I don't care about his seeming disinterest in making films that are driven by realistic human behavior rather than driven by his plots or by puzzles. Cold and intricate (or "intricate") and cerebral (or "cerebral") action movies are his particular "thing" and he's good at it imo.

However he's also wildly capable of not being good at it, as evidenced by The Dark Knight Rises which is a genuinely weak and ill-conceived and thin and boring movie. Unlike his others (well the ones I've seen, I skipped interstellar and the insomnia remake.)

Dunkirk, who knows. Maybe the stranded soldiers will discover they're actually stranded in a Dom Cobb dreamscape.

nomar, Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:11 (two years ago) link

Inception has 'breathtaking set pieces' but isn't a movie, also the snow level is probably the worst action sequence ever filmed

TDKR is possibly my OPO worst movie ever

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:14 (two years ago) link

Thing is that after memento his puzzles kind of suck and his plots don't exist it's just puzzles

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:44 (two years ago) link

Thing is that after memento his puzzles kind of suck and his plots don't exist it's just puzzles

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:45 (two years ago) link

Glitch in the inception there

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:45 (two years ago) link

r u on a higher level cuz i only see one

F♯ A♯ (∞), Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:31 (two years ago) link

I remind people that The Dark Knight is still really good. But it's now a one-off in his ouevre nearly.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:42 (two years ago) link

Still rep for The Prestige

Gukbe, Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:44 (two years ago) link

i think Batman Begins is my favorite Nolan film because it's the one that's most straightforward, shows he can make a smart and fun superhero flick minus any puzzle trickery. i guess The Dark Knight is similar, the trickery is pretty minimal and it comes from the Joker so it makes sense in the end. The Prestige, also good. Inception is the least of his "good" movies maybe bc it is a wholly original story and set of characters.

nomar, Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:47 (two years ago) link

Problem with batman begins is that al'ghul really is one of these villains that are completely laughable on film.

brat_stuntin (darraghmac), Friday, 17 March 2017 00:07 (two years ago) link

also all batman films have been superseded by lego batman

SFTGFOP (El Tomboto), Friday, 17 March 2017 00:28 (two years ago) link

i think i probably like the dark knight the most of all of his movies but (as i think i've said elsewhere on ilx) it's a thrilling ride which instantly falls apart as soon as you start thinking about it afterwards. i guess that's kind of a hallmark of his films too

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I did this and fwiw my unfortunate memories of this thread were confirmed - loads of effusive praise. but this movie sucked and was Nolan's first real failure imo. It's been all downhill ever since.

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 March 2017 18:25 (two years ago) link

oh man I was still on hiatus when this dropped
I had the correct opinion immediately after the credits

SFTGFOP (El Tomboto), Friday, 17 March 2017 19:12 (two years ago) link

^^^ directer's cut

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 17 March 2017 19:20 (two years ago) link

leo is an uninteresting actor

marcos, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:23 (two years ago) link

Leo's best performance was in The Wolf of Wall Street, like the one role where he felt like the 100% perfect fit

nomar, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:25 (two years ago) link

Well also What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 17 March 2017 19:26 (two years ago) link

both otm

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:29 (two years ago) link

otherwise he's only good for hate-watching: dooly appointed mah-shals, breakdancing etc.

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:29 (two years ago) link

I actually think he's a pretty reliable lead actor, insofar as you kinda know what you're going to get with him and he's not going to fuck it up too much. he gets a lot of these roles bc of that reliability, which sometimes means he's not really exciting. WOWS and Django were both kinda outliers in that regard and yeah Gilbert Grape too.

nomar, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:33 (two years ago) link

I would like to apologize for this

100% w/ Nolan on whatever crazy shit he comes up with at this point.

― Simon H., Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:58 PM (seven years ago)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:32 (two years ago) link

most of his movies are boring

marcos, Friday, 17 March 2017 20:47 (two years ago) link

...my unfortunate memories of this thread were confirmed - loads of effusive praise. but this movie sucked and was Nolan's first real failure imo. It's been all downhill ever since.

― Οὖτις, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:25 AM (two hours ago)

no praise from me. and nolan has been making awful movies since 2008.

The sandwiches looked quite dank. (contenderizer), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:58 (two years ago) link

his first two Batman movies are imo not boring but The Dark Knight missed a decent opportunity by having Harvey Dent be Two-Face for only about 7 minutes before he died. I think carrying that story over to the third film would have been a better idea, as much as I like to exit vehicles ahead of one of my friends, then turn back to them and say "No, they expect one of us in the wreckage, brother."

nomar, Friday, 17 March 2017 20:59 (two years ago) link

no praise from me. and nolan has been making awful movies since 2008.

yeah there were some dissenters, amidst all the breathless hyperbole from ppl seeing multiple times in the theater

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 March 2017 21:03 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Lol remember 2010

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:19 (five months ago) link

Tho i still stan 4 dis

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:20 (five months ago) link


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