It’s the new year, a time renowned for regret and the inevitable, dirty comeuppances of the night before. Don’t worry, you can always just relax in the evening in front of the TV with the last of those Christmas special Ferreoroeore Forerorocchayyys, a brew, and a ‘fun for all the family film’ experience/fall asleep. That would have been nice, wouldn’t it? That’s not what the New Year pixies brought me this year.
In 2010, the hype Chris Nolan’s Inception received was virtually inescapable. Cycling around Waterloo roundabout and the central IMAX location, I remember being blinded by the accolades – ’EPIC! BIG! UNMISSABLE! A FILM EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER!’ Unfortunately, due to lack of funding or my plain ineptitude, I actually did miss it, ha! – take that reviewer man/woman!
If it was hard to ignore the hyperbole first time around, with a cemented space in Sky Movies’ January programme and place on the DVD shelves, it’s only a matter of time before you fall witness to it.
It would be redundant to try and briefly explain the excessively complex nature of the story, suffice to say that it is a film about dreams. Dreams with guns, totems, and Leo ‘I won’t smile’ DiCaprio pulling out the profound-look shtick.
This monolithic film, weighing in at just under two and a half hours, is bold as brass. With a bankable cast, fantastic visuals and intelligent plot line. It’s a blockbuster style that I feel we will soon have to get used to, what with this coming to our faces and ears in six months time.
Nolan continues to prove that, even with ever inflating budgets, he can still provide films that pack a hefty punch. Wherever you see it, and you will, don’t forget your microwave popcorn.