Inception ★★★★½

This is a visually appealing movie with a great sense of scope, opportunity, and awesomeness. When the city folds over in itself, that blew 12/13 year old me away when I watched the teasers for this. It's been a while since I watched this movie, but I understand it a bit more than I did the last time I watched it. The movie is filled with lots of glaring exposition, mostly for Ellen Page's character, who really doesn't get the attention she deserves and feels like a wasted character. She asks a question that we the audience learned the answer to 45 minutes earlier, so those bits of clunkiness can take you away from the movie for a moment, but it never fully pulls you out. All the performances are great in this, with the highlight scene being Dom and Mal's conversation in the hotel room. That whole scene is well shot and acted and you really feel for both characters in that moment. The movie has a great ending too, with some parts of the movie being relegated to the viewers imagination. I'm sure at this point most film lovers have seen Inception, but I will still keep this spoiler free. Hans Zimmer is just such a great composer when he works with Nolan. Onto The Prestige next!

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