Well, I’ve been dying to talk to everyone about Inception, so you, blog-reading-person, will be the first to read my thoughts. But, please be warned, SPOILERS will be abound. Not that it matters so much, because this movie is so perfect that even if you’re spoiled, the movie only falls into place as you watch it. Before and after, it seems to slip away from you, like a dream.. Hans Zimmer’s score inspires awe and builds atmosphere almost as deftly as the architects create dreamspace in the movie. And don’t get me started on the actors… Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come a long way from “3rd Rock from the Sun.”
But I digress; I don’t want to actually review the movie. I want to discuss it. Because it’s one of the very few movies that once you see it, you want to immediately talk about it and not stop talking until we’ve covered every single frame. In an age where I want to order a pizza online to avoid the bleak conversation with the Domino’s order-taker, I actively seek out conversations with people about this movie (for real life examples: my dentist, my parents, my best friends, Mitch so I could write this blog, and then yelling at random people who haven’t seen it yet). And I think that’s INCREDIBLE!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I know this is not the “perfect” movie. A lot of people will disagree with me and my assumptions about plot/the ending (IT WOBBLED). But I want to hear it. I want to hear it all; how you think the hype got to be too overwhealming, why the top doesn’t matter, why Ariadne’s name is extremely important, why it didn’t make any sense, or how from the first shot of Leo on a beach you thought “JACK LIVED YOU GUYS!”
In case you are one of the few people who haven’t seen Inception yet, or you just can’t wait to see it again, don’t worry- Inception will be showing this fall at JMU in Grafton-Stovall Theater!
~Kelly McKew (Film Director)