Friday, July 23, 2010


I just came home from watching Inception with my wife. A 2hrs 20mins movie about the exploitation and manipulation of someone's dream to extract or plant information. Inception is mostly about the latter.

When '' gave a 10 out of 10 review on Inception, I grew very excited. However, it did warn about the movie possessing a profound storyline and can be difficult to comprehend. After having seen the film, I wouldn't say that it scores a perfect 10. In fact, it scored a 6 out of 10 for me. Perhaps, movie critics who love the idea of a critical, complex and thought provoking film would gladly give the highest rating. Trying to make sense of those dream states and who dreams what, distracts you from enjoying the film. Although the visual effects were stunning, it didn't entertain me as much.

It is a heavy film to digest; not for laymen moviegoers like myself. But as a science fiction genre, I believe the film is absolutely genius. The way dreams are represented are astounding and breathtaking. It provides utmost satisfaction to patrons who possess a more welcoming capacity to absorb complex information, a.k.a smart people.

In a nutshell, Inception was not as I had expected. It is a visually compelling film, action packed and filled with 'deep' words.