First Review for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’

It’s not an overstatement to say that the anticipation for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming mind-bending thriller Inception has been tortuous. The question that has to be on everybody’s mind is will the film be good? With anticipation higher than it has been for just about any movie in the past several years, the hopes are extremely high. The film could be another masterpiece from Christopher Nolan or it could just as easily be a disappointment.

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone has offered the first word on the film after seeing it at an early screening and the brief glimpse of his review is very positive:

The mind-blowing movie event of the summer arrives just in time to hold back the flow of Hollywood sputum that’s been sliming the multiplex. ‘Inception’…will be called many things, starting with James Bond Meets ‘The Matrix.’ You can feel the vibe of Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ in it, and Nolan’s own ‘Memento’ and ‘The Dark Knight.’ But ‘Inception’ glows with a blue-flame intensity all its own. Nolan creates a dream world that he wants us to fill with our own secrets. I can’t think of a better goal for any filmmaker. Of course, trusting the intelligence of the audience can cost Nolan at the box office. We’re so used to being treated like idiots. How to cope with a grand-scale epic, shot in six countries at a reported cost of $160 million, that turns your head around six ways from Sunday? Dive in and drive yourself crazy, that’s how.

Overall he gives Inception 3.5 out of 4 stars. Travers is not the most reliable film critic, but this is a good sign considering that he also gave The Dark Knight a 3.5 star rating. Just as I expected he says that the film probably won’t play remarkably well with the entire public. It is a movie that makes you think and most people aren’t used to that.

Now that this review has cropped up it is only a matter of time before the early reviews start pouring in.

[Source: Nolan Fans]

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