Generally, I am not a drama movie kind of person, but for some reason, the last two Leonardo DiCaprio movies (namely Shutter Island and Inception) have peaked my interest. Shutter Island I will probably never see because it looks...well, to put it bluntly...scary!!! And I am a wuss. Though since my only forays into horror have been The Ring and Ju-On, I think that I am ok being a scaredy cat (no pun intended, NYU!!) since I like my sleep and I don't like seeing stringy-haired little girls at the end of my bed...*chills*. Ugh, enough of that thinking.
Anyway, Inception seemed safe enough so on Friday, the Psychotaku and I headed out to our local AMC for the early morning $6 ticket deal to see it. First off, I get bored pretty quickly and the movie starts out pretty slow so I wasn't too impressed. Though I realize that it is a suspense story, I just can't stay interested when the ENTIRE movie is suspense...I need little checkpoints throughout to keep me on the edge of my seat, I guess. I also got sick of the Leo story arc with his wife. Otherwise, the acting was fantastic and the special effects and "worlds" that were created were pretty awesome. The ending was pretty neat too, though I kind of figured out what was going to happen without the crazy ending. Having the story be about dream worlds was a new twist on movies and I think Christopher Nolan did a great job with the storytelling.
My favorite scene is a fight scene in a hotel involving Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The spinning hallway was genius and it was very cool to watch.
And I also love how Ellen Page and Leo interact in the movie...not romantically like you would think, but they are very good together.
One of the silliest things about the end of the movie was that people in our theater decided that the "real" ending must be after the credits, but I don't know why they would spoil an ending like that by giving people "closure"...sorry, trying not to spoil the ending is really tough!!
All in all, this is a great movie if you like suspense/dramas, but for a comedy person like me, it was kind of slow and almost TOO suspenseful though it did have me on the edge of my seat at times (including the ending, luckily enough). I feel kind of bad since I didn't fully love it like the Psychotaku did, but I guess my crazy personality doesn't really let me enjoy suspenseful movies like that. Ah well... I guess I am just a funny movie kinda gal!! ;)