Yesterday I finally saw Inception, the new non-Batman film by Christopher Nolan.
And it was phenomenal.
I wouldn’t even dream of writing a proper review of this film until I’d seen it at least once more, though twice more would be better. It’s dense and complex and soulful and eye-popping, all in glorious 2D. It’s a heist movie set in a labyrinthine series of dreamscapes.
It’s certainly not The Matrix—in my opinion, it’s about ten times better than that film and about 1000 times better than its sequels. The cast is uniformly excellent, the ideas are fresh and original and it’s happier to trust its audience to figure things out rather than delivering exposition by the spoonful. It truly is a unique cinematic experience.
The best way to describe it is an Escher print come to life.
Here’s the trailer: