Christopher Nolan is perhaps one of the most popular cinematic visionaries in the world. Nolan’s contribution to modern Hollywood has been immense, creating some of the most breathtaking and memorable pieces of film ever created. Inception though somehow manages to remain at the top of the catalog when compared to his most prominent features. Many people believe it to be the movie of the century and this notion is not amiss.
How to Stream or Download Inception
To stream or to download the film, click on the Download button at the end of the review. If you like movies by Christopher Nolan, check out also our reviews of Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017), and Tenet (2020).
The Movie Review
Inception was released to the world a little more than a decade ago and it still leaves many baffled yet exceptionally entertained. If explained in clean words, it is an alluring piece of art. To discuss in-depth, no amount of synopsis would be justified to be sufficient for the film. The film is through and through a perfect all-rounder to all characteristics. Whether it’s the plot, screenplay, cinematography, or visual effects; the movie aces it all.
The film revolves around a group of people who are capable of entering one’s subconsciousness and altering it or extracting information pre-placed in the chambers of the mind. The group is declared to be wanted by the police, while each member hides in covert.
The group is offered a job that entails entering a man’s subconsciousness and reshaping his decision to the specific desire of the man who offered them the heist. In exchange the man offers the leader of the group an erasure of his name as a fugitive, so he can go back to his family and live an orderly life.
The film revolves around the strive and hardships they face in pulling off the heist. While this sum-up of the plot does not do justice to what actually happens in the film, it’s sure an exciting sum-up nonetheless.
It would be considered contempt to the film if the proficiency of the cast is omitted. The precision of casting makes each character feel their best and most human. As a cherry on top, the film casts Leonardo DiCaprio as the main actor also known as “Dom Cobb” who uses his veteran competence and plays his role phenomenally. Other actors in the film include Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring as “Arthur” who is second to Dom in the movie. Joe Gordon-Levitt shines in the role, while other actors including acclaimed Tom Hardy, Eames, Elliot Page, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, and Marion Cottilard make the film an exceptionally fun affair.
Behind the unprecedented film, Warner Bros worked with Nolan to produce the film. Christopher Nolan’s use of the technical side of film-making shines bright here, with the film being shot completely in 35MM wide-screen. High-frame-rate cameras were used in cinematography and multiple cinematic formats and catalogs were used to test the film. With the ambitions of keeping the film as realistic as possible Nolan used partial effects as well as computer-generated imagery for the visual effects of the film.
As for the number of locations that the movie features, it was shot in Tokyo as the initial location but later for convenience in the shooting of other scenes production moved to Cardington, Bedfordshire. Furthermore, locations changed to France, Morocco, Los Angeles, and many other different places for individual shots.
The Bottom Line
To sum it up, Inception is an incredibly large film of high caliber, created with true passion from both the cast and the talent working in the background. While Nolan produced several other films after Inception such as Dunkirk and Interstellar; which were eminently acknowledged by fans and critics. None of them reached the same heights in acclaim as Inception did, partly because of the gigantic star-studded cast and partly because it was just that great of a film.
It is anticipated that Nolan is currently working on a script that is similar to the science fiction roots of Inception rather than Tenet. Let’s hope and see if it is something of the same caliber as Inception, which is a film that left audiences extremely confused, yet somehow still satisfied unlike every other film ending on a cliff-hanger.