Last night I saw the much talked about movie “Inception”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page. This movie, for those of you that don’t know, is a sci-fi thriller, complete with action, suspense, fantasy, and a little romance. For someone who had NO clue what this was about but kept hearing how good it was, I must say I was sort of excited to see what all the hype was about.
Even though this has nothing to do with the movie, I must say Joseph Gordon-Levitt grew up to be VERY handsome! Like Jude Law, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Priestly fine. Gone is that little boy from “Third Rock from the Sun” and in his place is a nice looking young man; I think I have a new heartthrob. (Ok, I just had to put that out there-back to the movie review.) Since I went to the movie a little late, I must say the 2 1/2 hour time frame was almost a turn-off. I just hoped that a) I wouldn’t be bored and b) the movie wouldn’t seem like it was 2 1/2 hours. This movie was really good, so good that I want to see it again, if for no other reason than to try to catch the things that I missed at the beginning (which were a little hard for me to grasp); there was a lot of dialogue that aids in understanding the storyline. This movie is about entering someone’s dream to gain access to pertinent information. Entering someone’s dream is an ideal time to gain access to their subconscious as their defenses are down, unless the dreamer is tipped off that they are dreaming, in which case the psyche may do some crazy things to protect the dreamer.
I really liked the movie. The movie did start off a little slow for me, but after a few minutes in it had my full attention. I’m no sci-fi buff, I was on the edge of my seat and even screamed out a time or two in surprise. There were a few surprises in the movie, which are always good to keep the viewer intrigued. And the good thing is that the surprises weren’t expected. I think this movie was well-directed, well-written, and well acted. (Did I mention Joseph Gordon-Levitt is HOT?!?!) I must admit this wouldn’t be a movie that I would have chosen to go see on my own, but I’m glad I did see it. I give it an “A-“. Did you see the movie? If so, what did you think? Do you have plans to go see it? Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.