Inception ★★½

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I am so underwhelmed. This was another movie I really wanted to watch but I just simply... did not like it. I couldn’t connect with it. The plot is so convoluted, and the characters are unlikeable and flat. It was ok until the end, it ruined the whole movie for me (plus I predicted it). Predicting the end is not bad, but it was so disappointing for me. I was asking myself, “and now what”? There was no resolution to the main problem. This movie was way worse than Once Upon a Time in the West. I honestly don’t know how someone can rate this a five, please explain why if you did, because I really want to know. Was it something I missed? Is there a theme I can’t grasp? Am I too dumb? Am I too smart? We shall see.

On a brighter note, let me close this review with one of my favourite poems:

A Dream Within a Dream
By Edgar Allan Poe
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?  
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp 
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

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