365 High-Def Days of Oscar: Day 127
Release Year: 2010
Best Sound Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Original Screenplay
Best Art Direction
Best Original Score
THE PLOT THUS FAR
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
World Class criminal Dom Cobb, who with the help of a team of sleep experts, works his way into people’s subconscious and steals what people value most: ideas directly from their minds. In his last assignment to possibly clear his name, he is assigned not to steal an idea from someone, but to plant one inside that person’s mind. The difficulty comes when certain people are trained to block their ideas from being taken.
That only covers the basics of this pretty complicated story, but to describe every plot detail would take away the magic of this film you must see yourself to believe. DiCaprio is good in his role, but unlike many other films he has starred in, this is perhaps his only role where his character alone does not carry the weight of the movie on his shoulders or share it equally with one other co-star. Instead, this great ensemble cast teams together to make this movie work, just as their characters collaborate to pull off such a unique heist. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, and Tom Hardy are especially good in their roles.
The special effects in this film were also very good, which is amazing considering their simplicity compared to the “Matrix” movies. There are slow-motion shots, but no impossible kung fu fighting sequences. It’s especially interesting when the film gets into the architecture of certain dreams, and impossible sequences are filmed in a way I’ve never seen other than in drawings.
The Blu-Ray comes with reference quality A/V that’s headlined by one of Warner Brothers’ best DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. The 1080p transfer is flawless and it doesn’t drop off when the maximum movie mode is engaged. Match that with a ton of featurettes and related bonus content for a great time. It’s truly a must-buy and a recommendation for all.
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