by Kelly

Although we love living in the country, one of the few things we miss about the city is having a movie theatre right around the corner. Both Dave and I love movies but now that we have to drive to go see one rather than walk around the corner, it’s more of an investment – we rely more strongly now on recommendations from friends & family and online reviews.

I’ve wanted to see the movie Inception since it was first announced – the idea of stealing “thoughts” by accessing someone’s dreams is a pretty fascinating concept. Back in January I wrote a post called “Movies to look forward to in 2010“. Inception was on that list. I then read a review by a friend here that really ramped up my interest so we decided yesterday to make the trek into the big city of Waterloo for the noon showing.

All I can say is wow! What a terrific movie. The story unfolds at the perfect pace with enough action to keep it exciting but enough detail and background that you don’t feel lost or confused.

I always love a good anti-hero and this movie is filled with them. Here’s the cast:

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (Cobb), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Arthur), Ellen Page (Ariadne), Tom Hardy (Eames), Ken Watanabe (Saito), Dileep Rao (Yusuf), Cillian Murphy (Robert Fischer, Jr.), Tom Berenger (Browning), Marion Cotillard (Mal), Pete Postlethwaite (Maurice Fischer), Michael Caine (Miles), Lukas Haas (Nash).

The director, Christopher Nolan, balances a complicated concept with simply written characters and stunning cinematography.  I was surprised that there wasn’t a lot of technology on display in the movie.   I think I only saw the characters use a cell phone once or twice.  The special effects never had that “CGI feel” to them either and were done incredibly well.

A particular favourite of mine was the fight scene in the hotel hallway.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character is fighting hard to subdue the bad guys while gravity and perspective are adding certain complications.

No surprise on what my recommendation is going to be – go see this movie…you won’t be disappointed.  Expect to leave the theatre still thinking and talking about the movie and expect to want to see it again immediately – I certainly do!

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