Richard’s Year of Movies — Inception

This is going to be incredibly vague, because the last thing I want to do is spoil this for anyone.  I put myself on a voluntary blackout right around the time the first reviews started rolling in so I’d go in as blind as possible, and I really think that’s the way to see this movie.  The more you know about it going in, the less I think the impact would be.

What’s great about this movie is that it gives you something to sink your teeth into and talk about other than the usual “Is it good or not” arguments that all too often pass for film discussion.  Too many times it seems people spend so much energy merely defending their position on a film that they never get around to discussing the ideas the film contains.  I certainly don’t think that’s going to be a problem with Inception; even the mildest opinion I’ve seen on it has been pretty enthusiastic, and it’s one of those films whose final scene can’t help but start a conversation.  Unless you were texting the whole time and not really paying attention, in which case, feel free to discuss Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.


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