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Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by JLTucker » 2010-05-08 08:37am

So, the director of The Dark Knight has a new film coming out in July, titled Inception. Here is the official synopsis:
Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption.

One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
Here is one trailer and here is the newest one.

I personally am going to see it because I like Nolan's other films more than his Batman movies. What do you think?

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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Admiral Valdemar » 2010-05-08 12:39pm

Already been a couple of threads on this, but I'm really interested in it. DiCaprio and Nolan seems like a winning pairing too.

The music in that new trailer tells me Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are Nolan's new favourite composers. Pity, I did like David Julyan's work too. I love the dreamscapes bringing about a very interesting way of conduction industrial espionage.

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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Temujin » 2010-05-08 03:00pm

I've generally have enjoyed Nolan's films, so this on my to possibly see list.
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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Molyneux » 2010-05-10 10:14am

The trailer looks intriguing, though for a bit after the first one my friends were banking on it being about reality-warpers; even so, I'll probably give this a look.
My money now is on this movie being "Shutter Island, Part 2".
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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Rye » 2010-05-10 03:23pm

Like AV, I am a Nolan/Boyle fanboy, so I'll definitely go watch it. That shot of the city rolling over itself is amazing.
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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by JLTucker » 2010-05-11 11:34pm

Admiral Valdemar wrote:The music in that new trailer tells me Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are Nolan's new favourite composers.
What's strange is that they didn't compose the music in the second trailer. It was composed by a guy named Zack Hemsey. You can listen to it here.
Molyneux wrote:My money now is on this movie being "Shutter Island, Part 2".
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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Molyneux » 2010-05-11 11:40pm

JLTucker wrote:
Admiral Valdemar wrote:The music in that new trailer tells me Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are Nolan's new favourite composers.
What's strange is that they didn't compose the music in the second trailer. It was composed by a guy named Zack Hemsey. You can listen to it here.
Molyneux wrote:My money now is on this movie being "Shutter Island, Part 2".
Let's hope Inception is better.
Hey, what was wrong with Shutter Island?
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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by JME2 » 2010-05-13 12:23am

I'll probably see it, having enjoyed Nolan's other films.

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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Feil » 2010-05-13 09:40am

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Post by Norade » 2010-05-13 09:46am

It looks like it'll be worth a watch, it could fail but the actors should be a redeeming feature at any rate.
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Post by Admiral Valdemar » 2010-05-13 01:20pm

Oh my Gott DICAPRIO IS THE JOKAR!!11

I guess the marketing team subconsciously felt that poster was the best, heh.

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Post by neoolong » 2010-05-13 03:21pm

Or Nolan just really likes looking at people from behind surrounded by large buildings.

Then again, I believe that the Watchmen had posters like this too with Rorshach. Common WB style I suppose.
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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Admiral Valdemar » 2010-05-14 02:48pm

I just watched Following, Nolan's first feature film, and you can readily see his style in the writing and directing there. Need to rewatch Insomnia though, I never liked it as much as his other works and it was a remake essentially.

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Post by Admiral Valdemar » 2010-07-08 04:07pm

First reviews are coming through now. Empire gave it five stars.

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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Molyneux » 2010-07-08 05:16pm

Admiral Valdemar wrote:First reviews are coming through now. Empire gave it five stars.
Thanks for the update! I suppose I'll give this a look-see, though Toy Story and Despicable Me are probably higher on my to-see list.
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Re: Christopher Nolan's Inception

Post by Admiral Valdemar » 2010-07-08 05:28pm

Seemingly this is the film of the year, though I expect TS3 will be up there too. I'm glad it's on IMAX as well, gives me an excuse to go to a late showing on the opening weekend and spend all day and night in London as I did with my brother when TDK came out. I loved the atmosphere.

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Post by Big Orange » 2010-07-08 07:48pm

Batman Begins was a huge improvement over Joel Schumacher's dayglo crimes against humanity, The Dark Knight was a solid sequel but Christ did it have such an overblown reputation (enchanced by Ledger's sudden, tragic death) and it had odd pacing, and personally I think Nolan's best movie is The Prestige. Inception looks really weird with entire cities getting rolled up like giant carpets, the Hell?!
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Post by Ford Prefect » 2010-07-08 10:08pm

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Post by adam_grif » 2010-07-08 11:52pm

Big Orange wrote:Batman Begins was a huge improvement over Joel Schumacher's dayglo crimes against humanity, The Dark Knight was a solid sequel but Christ did it have such an overblown reputation (enchanced by Ledger's sudden, tragic death) and it had odd pacing, and personally I think Nolan's best movie is The Prestige. Inception looks really weird with entire cities getting rolled up like giant carpets, the Hell?!
I wasn't very impressed at first, but really, TDK has stood up extremely well against repeat viewings, and I like it much more now than I did when I watched it in the cinemas. My biggest beef is that the movie just seems to drag. It almost feels like two movies squished into a single runtime because so much goes on.
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Post by hongi » 2010-07-09 02:21am

Big Orange wrote:Batman Begins was a huge improvement over Joel Schumacher's dayglo crimes against humanity, The Dark Knight was a solid sequel but Christ did it have such an overblown reputation (enchanced by Ledger's sudden, tragic death) and it had odd pacing, and personally I think Nolan's best movie is The Prestige. Inception looks really weird with entire cities getting rolled up like giant carpets, the Hell?!
Personally, I loved Memento.

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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2010-07-09 04:02am

This is the only movie at this point that I'm really planning to see this summer, other than maybe Predators if its out that soon.

That said, I liked the Nolan Batman films, did not like The Prestige, and haven't seen any of his other films.

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Post by wautd » 2010-07-09 05:13am

Big Orange wrote:Batman Begins was a huge improvement over Joel Schumacher's dayglo crimes against humanity,
To be fair, I'd be impossible, if not impressive to do worse. That said, I always preferred Batman Begins over TDK as well.

About Inception, it's Nolan and DiCaprio. I'm expecting it to be pretty damn good with such great talents combined.

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Big Orange wrote:Batman Begins was a huge improvement over Joel Schumacher's dayglo crimes against humanity, The Dark Knight was a solid sequel but Christ did it have such an overblown reputation (enchanced by Ledger's sudden, tragic death) and it had odd pacing, and personally I think Nolan's best movie is The Prestige. Inception looks really weird with entire cities getting rolled up like giant carpets, the Hell?!
Oh come on. You're attributing one of the biggest box office hits, with universal critical acclaim, down to an otherwise fair actor dying during the post-production? There's a wee bit more to it than that. Like TDK being a well made film. BB certainly did well because of that.

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Post by adam_grif » 2010-07-12 04:56am

Critics are loving it.

I'll probably catch it sometime next week.
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Post by Shroom Man 777 » 2010-07-15 09:54am

That was a damn good movie. Very good story, and great acting on part of the cast, and very super-duper imaginative of Nolan. Man, what a guy. I for one found the movie highly entertaining, and welcomed the complexity of the dream-plots, and all the touches. The characters were also superb, man what an awesome cast. It's good to see that there's really no true 'villain' in the movie, no real bad guy, except for the inner demons that Leonardo DiCaprio has to confront and deal with. Hell, even their target ends up with a nice ending. :D
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