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Old July 16 2010, 09:26 AM   #14
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Re: Inception (Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio) Grading & Discuss

Surprisingly, I was able to get a ticket for the midnight showing at the local IMAX.

So I saw it. Is it good? Yes. Is it an instant classic? I would have to say... no. I'm not quite sure how to express my reaction to it -- to be honest, I think I was hoping for a bit more of a mindfuck than I got. There's some neat ideas, but nothing that seemed really intensely thought-provoking, and (this may seem like an odd complaint) I didn't really have much trouble following the story; I guess I was hoping it would challenge me a bit more than it did.

Nevertheless, I was still able to get into it. It's a great-looking, well-crafted film, as I would expect from Nolan, and the performances were solid (although a couple of the characters were a little flat).

I think Mallet summed it up fairly well: I'll recommend the film, but it's best if you don't go in with your expectations too heightened.

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