Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Inception Deception Frustration

I watched the first 30 minutes of Inception and do not even want to finish the damned thing. It's about these dudes who spy on people by entering their dream states and extract information from them. It sounds like a giant headache to me and even worse to watch on screen. The film gets even worse when that annoying actress Elenn Page enters the film and is hired to be an architect for the dream landscapes. It's already way too high concept for me. Hopefully I'll be able to gather the strength to continue watching the film. Can any of these so called brilliant commercial filmmakers make a movie that doesn't involve the concept of a trying to complete a puzzle? What would this film be if it were merely about a guy who wants to clear himself in the murder of his wife? Of course she shows up in his dreams to annoy him. This film is so high concept I am waiting for someone to yell cut offscreen to reveal Christopher Nolan who yells out "print it". We follow Leo and his acting pals go to lunch and discuss the various problems of their lives and whatever projects they are working on when the film wraps. Perhaps leo could brake the fourth wall
and tell us how important it is to recycle. I am going to eventually finish the film, but I don't think my above fantasy will happen, although it would prove to be much more interesting.