Inception is the type of film that critics dream of. Inside, I always want to deliver good reviews because that means someones piece of art achieved what they wanted it to: to hold us on the edge of our seats. The movie starts off with Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) trying to extract information from the mind of Saito (Ken Watanabe). Extraction is a method of retrieving important pieces of information from any persons mind. Are you interested yet? The very idea of extraction is exhilarating. We all have secrets. What if they weren't safe?
You find out later that these "extractors" don't just have the capability of going in and invading your dreams, but they can trick you by going in a dream within a dream. It might sound complicated but it's explained effortlessly in the film. Christopher Nolan has achieved near-perfection with this piece of story telling while also placing himself in the "best directors in Hollywood" category.
The story continues on to Saito hiring Cobb and his partner, Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to put together a team (Ariadne -- Ellen Page, Eames -- Tom Hardy, Yusuf -- Dileep Rao) to achieve the impossible: Inception. The point of inception is to implant an idea within a person's mind by making it seem like the idea formed naturally. Sounds impossible, no? Let the adventure begin.
I'll let you discover the rest of the wonders in this movie, but the journey includes one of the greatest action scenes I have ever scene. Of course, there can't be a great movie without great actors, or at least great acting. DiCaprio, Gordon-Levitt, Page, Hardy and Yusuf all create distinct characters who each have their important roles. They bring out just enough humor to enjoy the break in a serious action flick, they distance themselves from the risk of blending characters by creating originality, and they do it all without drawing attention away from the true victim in the film: Cobb.
I would recommend this film to anyone and everyone. It's a must see. I would suggest however, to see it the way it was meant to be seen: blu-ray on an HDTV. You won't be disappointed. I also would suggest to make sure to avoid inviting the "lets talk while watching" type of people. Inception deserves 100% of your attention, and you deserve to enjoy 100% of the movie.
Written By: Jordan