SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the best there is at extraction: stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind’s vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one. If they succeed, Cobb and his team could pull off the perfect crime. But no planning or expertise can prepare them for a dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy only Cobb could have seen coming.
Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up
that we realize something was actually strange.
That is pretty much how you will feel about this movie. While
you are watching, it will feel real enough but when you leave
you might be like “What? What was that?” I think it’s time
to come up with a new concept and I will call it the Matrix
effect. The Matrix effect is that sensation you get when
watching a movie and you think to yourself “Wow, this is
unlike anything I’ve ever seen on the big screen.” In recent
cinematic history, The Matrix was the first big production to
give me that sensation. Avatar did the same, of course. And just
like that, BAM!, here’s another one. There is a certain
collection of directors/movie makers that you know don’t mess
around when doing a job. You can be assured that they will give
you good stuff every time. To name a few, you can start with
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, followed by James Cameron,
Scorsese, the Scotts, J.J. Abrams, and, you guessed it,
Christopher Nolan. I know there’s more but these are the ones
that came to mind at the spur of the moment, and can you believe
I put all those guys in the same context . . . I can be bold
sometimes. Christopher Nolan is proving to be a top notch movie
maker whose default is quality work. The Dark Knight may be
considered his masterpiece but this one comes close. This film
is dramatic, intelligent, complex, imaginative, amazing, and
deep, both literally and figuratively. The special effects are
incredible and appropriate for the subject matter. The
cinematography and various filming locations give the special
effects some good competition. It is hard to tell which is
better, but they do go hand in hand very well. The story is
unique and the plot is captivating and thrilling. The dialogue
is intellectual and keeps pace with the complexity of the story.
Dreams, mind games . . . you will be asking yourself is it real
or not? Are we in a dream or is this the real world? In some
ways this movie is like a new Matrix (another bold statement).
But it is totally different too. The sci-fi aspect of the movie
is not that overwhelming so even if you are not a fan of sci-fi,
you could still enjoy this film. The characters in this movie
are not given much depth or background, with the exception of
the lead character, Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), but that really
doesn’t seem to matter or affect the quality of the movie. The
focus is on Cobb more than anybody else anyway. Whatever
discrepancies exist are more than made up for by the
performances of the cast, and what a cast. Leo of course, sharp
as always although not necessarily one of his better
performances. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was effective and had some
pretty interesting scenes himself. He had quite a bit of hands
on action too. Like Leo, Ellen Page was also sharp as always but
also not one of her better performances. Marion Cotillard blew
me away. She was stunning and unsettling playing the role of
Mal, easily the most unstable character in the crew. This is one
of those kind of movies that you will probably need to see more
than once in order to make sense of it all. So stay alert when
you go see it because it can easily confuse you. I can tell you
that my daughter was mesmerized by it. She really loved the
movie, and so did I.
film is presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just flawless,
giving the film and special effects clarity that only high
definition can provide. Not only the picture looks excellent in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) that provides a good complement to the
picture. It also includes English, Spanish and Francais
The Blu-ray is loaded with
featurettes taking viewers to the extraordinary world
behind-the-scenes of the making of the film. It also includes an
interesting featurette called "Dreams: Cinema of the
Subconscious" in which a leading scientists talk about the
possibility of parallel reality. Finally it also includes a DVD
and Digital copies.
On December 7th, INCEPTION will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles and it can be downloaded for rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand.
Finally the Blu-ray Combo includes the last Inception Snap-A-Tag to Unlock the Dream!
With this tag final will unlock an exclusive video featuring director Christopher Nolan.
Consumers only have to snap a photo of the Snap Tag with their camera phones and send the photo via MMS to 95871 (for AT&T, Verizon, and Alltel customers) or as an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
English 5.1 DTS HD/Dolby Digital
Spanish English French 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish and French
Extraction Mode: Infiltrate the dreamscape of Inception with this movie experience to learn how Christopher Nolan, Leonardo
DiCaprio and the rest of the cast and crew designed and achieve the movie's signature moments.
Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious Documentary:
Can the dreams world be a fully functional parallel
reality? Joseph Gordon-Levitt and leading scientists take you to
the cutting edge of dream research.
Inception: The Cobol Job Digital Motion Comic:
See the events that led to the beginning of the movie.
5.1 Inception Soundtrack
Conceptual Art Gallery
Promotional Art Archive
Inception Theatrical Trailers
Inception Select Theatrical TV Spots
via BD-Live - Project Somnacin: Confidential Files
- Reveals the inception of the dream-share technology