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Review: Smart, Sinewy "Inception" Injects Action Into Dreams

• Hugh Hart via WIRED

Dense, intense, brainy and beautiful to look at, Inception proves you don’t need 3-D technology to transmit a totally immersive cinematic experience.

Absent the volcanic force of a Joker-level star turn like Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan instead throws Leo DiCaprio into the vortex of a multilayered mind game blackened with guilt, adrenalized by James Bond–style pyrotechnics and burnished by the best production talent Hollywood money can buy.

The PG-13 rated Inception, opening Friday, extends Nolan’s longtime fascination with the treacherous self-betrayals of the human mind. His 2000 noir thriller Memento played end to beginning to reverse-track it’s hero’s short-term memory loss. Insomnia complicated its procedural find-a-killer plot by questioning the perceptions of Al Pacino’s sleep-deprived, hallucinating detective hero.

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Comment by Ernest Hancock
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Saw the Movie, Liked it very much. I am soooooo going to use a lot of the movie in my shows,... like I do many other Blockbusters that have an interesting point that I can exploit to highlight the freedom aspects of a popular (or not so popular movie). I'd be interested in if others thought what I did about it. Tune in :)

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