This is a reprise of my review for Inception. (Originally posted here.)
I was just clearing out some e-mails, and I came across my "review" for Inception. I put "review" in quotes, because it's more like "Kristi's thoughts about Inecption" than an actual review.
I wasn't thrilled with Inecption. It was cool, but something was lacking. I have absolutely no interest in seeing it again. It was too much/too fast and tried way too hard to "blow my mind" without really...actually...blowing my mind.
I will say, however, that Cillian Murphy is the bomb (Wait, does anyone even say that anymore?), and I can't wait to see what he does next. Anyhoo, my thoughts on Inception:
It was too confusing. (Probably because I was folding a big basket of socks during most of the movie, and if I looked away I’d miss something important.) There were too many levels to keep track of, and showing the end at the beginning—I still don’t “get it” (and furthermore, everyone who says they "got it" like they're part of a big secret society...I think you're lying to sound cool).
I didn’t really care about the characters. I didn’t care about the why, and I didn’t really feel anything for the guy they were messing with. And they kept Leo’s story so wishy-washy, by the time we figured out what had happened, it wasn’t that shocking.
It was a good movie, but not one I’d watch again. Ratings below!
I give this movie 10 points on the Cillian-Murphy-was-in-this-movie-so-I-had-to-watch-it scale, and 5 points on the At-least-Leo-looks-his-age-unlike-Michael-J.-Fox scale.