Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Review - Inception

Its easily the best movie i've seen this year...


Went to the movies last nite as i don't have anything else to do...movie marathon...street dance 3D (which i will tell about later in my next entry) and Inception...went out alone...yeah i do like to watch movies alone from time to time...its much more practical...don't ask why...

This movie is by far is one of the most complex movie i ever watched...the last time i watched a really complex movie was The Matrix (matrix was actually a science conceptual movie with laws of metaphysics and lots of research done about artificial intelligence and subconcious reality) which i think most people just watch becoz it is The Matrix...and it has been a while since i really have to crack my brain to fully understand the premise of the movie...but it was a great 2 hours 30 mins...its all about dream...being able to manipulate the subconcious mind to extract information and at the same time being the architect of the imaginary world that felt so real...confusing? wait till you watch the movie....

It started with Cobb (Leo DiCaprio) being washed up by the beach and met this elderly gentleman in the house by the beach...suddenly it was cut back to the flashbacks to the same venue but with a younger version of the elderly gentleman...Cobb was actually trying to steal something from Saito (Ken Watanabe) mind and was in Saito's subconcious state to exract the information that he needed...always la...hero must have sidekick rite...the sidekick, Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) assist Cobb in all this subconcious adventures inside one's mind that was created by the architect...the dream architect who re-created every single detail inside one's dream...but Cobb failed to steal the information from Saito...

Back to reality...Saito managed to catch up with them and offered them a job...in exchange for Cobb's freedom to be able to go back to his son and daughter...the job was not to steal one's idea but to implant an idea inside his rival's son's mind...just a simple idea...that the father doesn't want his son to continue with his legacy...sounds easy rite...but you have no idea how complicated the process are once you went along with the movie...

Cobb need to hired a new dream architect, Ariadne, as the former architect was taken away by Saito...and there was Eames...the master of forger who is capable of imitating and shifting his identity inside dream...then there's Yusof...the chemist who prepared the sedative powerful enough for someone to go deeper inside the dream...dream in dream in a dream...complex? hahaha...to complete up the team...there was Saito...or as Eames called him...the tourist...hehehe..

The plan started with Saito buying the whole airlines that is supposed to carry Fischer (Cillian Murphy) on a 10 hours flight from L.A. to Sydney...hahaha...i think it is funny...then while they were flying first class...Fischer was drugged unconcious....and the adventure begin...a person was left in each level of the dream as to guard the body of respective members from being attacked by Fischer's projected mercenaries....the first layer of the dream was in the city with Yusof driving a van....the second layer of the dream which was inside a hotel and Arthur was left behind...third layer of the dream was in the middle of the snowy mountain fortress and Eames and Saito was left behind... in the third level...fischer must break into the fortress to ultimately locate the idea the team is planting...for each levels each 'kicks' help them escape back to reality...explosives in the mountain fortress...explosives in the hotel's lift and van crashing into the river is the ultimate kick to reality...

But of course...plans have a way to go awry...Mal (Marion Cotillard) appeared in the third level of the dream and shot Fischer which sent him deeper inside the dream in which he can't tell whether it is a dream or reality...Cobb and Ariadne had no choice but to go deeper inside the fourth level of the dream...the level of which was created by Cobb and his wife Mal to search for Fischer and bring him back to reality...

Owh almost forgot...once cobb and mal created their own world and had lived for years and years...until cobb had convinced mal that they are indeed living in a dream and have to go back to reality...after getting back to reality, mal still had difficulties to really differentiate between a dream and reality as she was still convinced that they are still inside a dream and have to kill themselves to kick out from it...mal committed a suicide by jumping from the high building and met with her death...and cobb was clouded with guilt ever since and it really interfere with his ability to keep his mind straight inside a dream...

Back to the dream...they found Fischer...Ariadne bring both of them back to the former level with the kick of the level in form of a hurricane leaving Cobb...Cobb stayed inside the 'limbo' to find Saito to convince him that he was still in his dream and kick out of the dream...

In the end...all woke up and Fischer got the idea that he is not supposed to continue with his father's legacy...and all end almost well...with an ultimate final twist...which i am not going to tell...but i think i had written too much...it is really a complex movie...but it was intriguing and engaging...my brain was dried out to really follow with the concept of the movie...but all in all...it was recommended...and i have no qualms about going again for the second time...hehehe

ajie
11:12 p.m
21 July 2010
Putrajaya

10 comments:

Phoebus Athenos said...

the final twist is whether Cobb was still dreaming or not.

kuikuikui

jay jamil said...

macam best...

while u go for complex thingy, i suka surprised endings like Six Sense by Mr. Night.

Anyhow, apa apa Leo in it like Titanic, Revolutionary Road, Catch Me If You Can aku memang layan!

marmalade said...

leo is one of my new favourite actors.

tapi your review nih memang kasik i confuse lah :(

muhamadakmalwahab said...

deham :
you think?
i think he's not dreaming any more...

min :
you should watch...i think this is one of the best movie from nolan...after dark knight...

cik hayati :
you gi tengok movie ni you akan tau the complexity of the movie...i pon pening bila nak tulis balik...but seriously the movie was worth watching...serious...hehehe...

dhr said...

aduh..nampak mcm berat je movie ni.aku suke yg light2 je..

muhamadakmalwahab said...

dian :
memang movie ini sangat berat and sangat complex...tapi sangat best...especially part yang each team member have to give a kick to the other member in the lower level of the dreams simultaneously to bring all of them back to reality...giler cool weih...

papaYA said...

Cerita berat yg complicated, harus ditonton di rumah :D

Anyway, I'll definitely choose this over Eclipse kalau nak tgk kat wayang (keputusan dibuat setelah melihat bodylanguage Akmal bila bercerita tentang Eclipse..hahahaha)

muhamadakmalwahab said...

memang agak complicated...

aperkah bodylanguage aku bila bercerita tentang eclipse itu? hahahaha

Mr. Moshuchi said...

haihhh mal..ni buat aku tak sabaq2 nak tengok nih...

aku pun suka 'leo prio' bila dia dah dewasa ni..so cool, tak macam titanic dulu..cam budak lembik ja hahhaha...

muhamadakmalwahab said...

aku pun sama...citer dia after titanic kebanyakan makin lama makin best...among yang aku suka tu the departed...memang citer ni harus tengok...serious tak tipu...hehehehe