I don't normally do movie reviews or reflections on them, because frankly, I am aware I do not know a damn about good cinema apart from there should exist an interesting cohesive plot with proper character development and implementation. What the heck though?
On Saturday afternoon, I saw "Inception" with my boyfriend and two other friends. Hype had been brewing from critics and friends a like. "You have to see it twice to get it", "I can't wait to see it again", "It was amazing!" all circulated around my ears, so while I did not have a huge yearning to see it, I figured why not?
I saw it. I thought about it. It was okay.
I was expecting some sort of ridiculous mind confusing continuum along the lines of "Shutter Island" or maybe even "Donnie Darko". Even now I do not understand the amazing awe that seems to have over taken people. Maybe I missed something. While the effects themselves were close to mind blowing, I found the whole "dream within a dream within a dream" thing, while not completely linear in its time dimension transformation, to be relatively straightforward, almost a simple exponential. Again, maybe I missed something, but I fail to see what the hype was about.
Don't get me wrong, it was not a bad movie, I just don't think it's the Oscar Blockbuster Super Fantasmo of the Year. If it is, well, the movie industry has been hard pressed to turn out successive hits for a while, so I guess I won't be that surprised.
Anyone care to enlighten me?