Inception, 2010

Inception

Visually stimulating, and well-acted, but a tedious story-line, nonetheless. With levels and layers to which attention must be paid at all times—keeping in mind strict rules of a game that isn’t a real-game anyway—there is a sense of futility to it all.

Take away the crashes, explosions, gunfire, falling down shafts, falling from a building, running, etc., and there isn’t much else to wonder about—other than the nature of Cobb’s relationship with his wife, who in essence is the redeeming character in all of this chaos.

Overrated, just like Dark Knight.

A brilliant movie is not just about sound and effect—a brilliant movie is one that offers a brilliant story

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