9. Inception (2010)

8.5 Visually stunning and fascinating
  • Acting 8.3
  • Directing 8.6
  • Story 8.7
  • User Ratings (1 Votes) 7.2

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page

Director: Christopher Nolan

Running Time: 148 mins

Inception is an American film about the journey into the dreamland of the heir to a major corporation in order to uncover the mystery of a crime, and one man’s lost wife.

This movie was so cool. The CGI and slow-mo were absolutely incredible, and the way that new landscapes were so seamlessly put together in impossible ways was absolutely fantastic.

Although slow-starting, this film developed into one of the most complex and intricate stories I have ever seen in a film, with the development of the different dream levels, and paradoxes was just incredibly confusing, but once it was explained, it became truly fascinating.

Once the start-up phase of the film had ended, and the characters were into the dream worlds, it became thrilling to watch: a story relying heavily on every single second and every action of the characters to keep their ambition alive.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a great actor, and he delivered highly in Inception. The portrayal of his difficult life with his wife was truly intriguing, and also the dilemma of seeing his children or forging ahead into dreamland, where the possibilities of him dying soared.

Overall, I’ll give this an 8.5 because it was a fascinating, albeit incredibly complicated, and exciting film to watch.


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