Volume 48, Number 1 - August 16, 2010

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Ailyn Fojo
Ailyn Fojo
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Playing games with your mind

By Ailyn Fojo

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Inception has topped the movie charts, quickly becoming this year’s must see movie. Director Christopher Nolan, who is behind hits such as The Dark Knight and The Prestige, delivers another great and original film. The all-star cast features Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer), Ellen Page (Juno) and Marion Cotillard (Nine).

Cobb (DiCaprio) accepts a deal that will enable him to return to his home and family if he performs an inception (place an idea) through someone’s dream.

Cobb is the best at what he does—which is extracting information from dreams—but is thrown off his game by the random appearances of his late wife, Mal (Cotillard). Cobb’s inability to control these encounters puts the rest of his team at risk.

By making the movie mainly in a dream world, it allows for the use of special effects that make the impossible possible. The special effects add to the films overall quality. They are used at just the right time.

The best thing about how the special effects are used is that they don’t overpower the storyline or acting, which seems to be a big issue for some recent films like The Last Airbender.

Inception has more than enough twists and turns to keep you guessing throughout its duration.

The storyline is arranged in a manner that the viewer has to analyze every detail right from the beginning to solve the great mystery only to be left with more unanswered questions as the credits fill the screen. This movie really gives your mind a workout. Twists, turns and mysteries make Inception the movie of the year.

Just don’t be surprised if you walk out of the theater questioning your reality.

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