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Caliburn24 July 6 2010 12:21 AM

Early "Inception" Reviews
 
I woke up today to find that nearly all of my commonly visited entertainment websites had a review up for Chris Nolan's latest film, apparently the embargo just ended.

Be warned, the following each have some spoilers, although nothing that really isn't already known from the trailers.

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Pure cinema at its best feels like dreaming with your eyes wide open. Cinema doesn't get much purer than INCEPTION.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45679

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Inception is a masterpiece. Making a huge film with big ambitions, Christopher Nolan never missteps and manages to create a movie that, at times, feels like a miracle. And sometimes it doesn't even feel like a movie; while presented in woefully retro 2D, Inception creates a complete sense of immersion in another world.
http://chud.com/articles/articles/24...ION/Page1.html

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...suffice it to say that "Inception" is an exhilarating cinematic experience that suggests there is still room, even in the blockbuster world, for big ideas and dangerous emotions, and that may be the single most thrilling thing about it.
http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-...ith-equal-ease

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I will say this now, without reservation and fully confident that many will agree; Inception is easily the best big budget film of the year thus far. Iíll go further and say that itís one of the most beautiful, well written, and fully realized high dollar films of the last five years. Inception, is close to perfection.
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/rev...-inception.php

For the past several months I've thought that Inception would be my favorite movie of the summer, but now it looks like it might be everyone's favorite movie.

Anyone seen a negative or even lukewarm review for Inception yet? I'd be curious to read it.

Warped9 July 6 2010 12:26 AM

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^^ This is encouraging as I'm intensely curious about this film.

DeafPoet July 6 2010 01:33 AM

Re: Early "Inception" Reviews
 
I'm very glad, but not surprised that it is apparently as good as it looks.

I hope it doesn't bomb. After "Airbender" and "Twilight" made a bunch of money this weekend, it'd be a crime for a smart movie to flop and would send the worst possible message to the suits.

Owain Taggart July 6 2010 01:36 AM

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I loved The Prestige, so this looks right up my alley. Glad to hear it's good :)

AstroSmurf July 6 2010 01:48 AM

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^The Prestige is one of my favorite films. But I have enjoyed almost all of Nolan's films to date. Plus he knows how to tell a story. Most directors who start small usually crash and burn the moment a studio starts throwing money at them. Nolan adapted and made his stories, visuals and ideas bigger to match the budget. He continues to impress me.

And speaking of impressed, I am beyond thrilled about the reviews. I had high hopes (despite my loathing of Leo) so this really sells things for me!

However, this phrase, "woefully retro 2D", pisses me off a little. Retro my ass. And Nolan is right on the money with his recent comments about 3D. I can't stand it either. (I am not paying $12 for a headache.)

DeafPoet July 6 2010 01:52 AM

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AstroSmurf wrote: (Post 4219975)
However, this phrase, "woefully retro 2D", pisses me off a little. Retro my ass. And Nolan is right on the money with his recent comments about 3D. I can't stand it either. (I am not paying $12 for a headache.)

I think you can safely read that bit of the review with a healthy dose of sarcasm.

AstroSmurf July 6 2010 02:43 AM

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^ Maybe. But I have been seeing a lot of this lately I just assumed the worst. :rofl: (Oh god... have I turned into one of those people? Yikes!)

sidious618 July 6 2010 03:12 AM

Re: Early "Inception" Reviews
 
I'm really looking forward to this and these reviews only get me more excited.

T'Baio July 6 2010 03:17 AM

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AstroSmurf wrote: (Post 4219975)
However, this phrase, "woefully retro 2D", pisses me off a little. Retro my ass. And Nolan is right on the money with his recent comments about 3D. I can't stand it either.

Devin Faraci hates 3D. He is definitely being sarcastic.

SJSharksfan39 July 6 2010 03:21 AM

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Nice to see. I've been looking forward to this since the beginning of the year. It looks like an awesome film.

Rii July 6 2010 03:27 AM

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Great stuff. I was worried about this one too.

Emh July 6 2010 06:58 AM

Re: Early "Inception" Reviews
 
This makes me all the more excited about this film (as if I wasn't already). Unfortunately, chances are I won't be able to see the film in theaters because I go underway for a month and a half the Monday after it's released in the States. It's not released in Japan until the following weekend and my only hope is that it's shown on base the same weekend as the States.

auntiehill July 6 2010 07:05 AM

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Good. I'm glad the reviews so far are positive. This has been a fairly uninspired summer for movies; I would love to see a SMART thriller, for a change. This looks like it could be it.

TheBrew July 6 2010 01:24 PM

Re: Early "Inception" Reviews
 
It's Nolan. I will see paint dry if he's directing it.

stj July 6 2010 02:35 PM

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I'm very interested in watching. I do wonder whether photorealism, especially in locomotion, and dreaming go together at all.


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