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Inception

Inception

Date: Sep 22 2010

Themes: Alternative

Grammar: Be Able To

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Most summer blockbusters are action-packed and fun to watch. But it’s unusual to find one that is also intelligent and interesting. Inception may be that rare gem, an action movie with brains.

Inception is a science fiction movie. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who is able to enter people’s dreams. The plot features a lot of twists and turns. Find out if Mason and Devan were able to follow them.

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Devan

Devan

Mason

Mason

Devan:  So, I just saw Inception and it’s the kind of movie where I feel like I need to go see it like at least 3 more times because there’s so many things I missed and so many dots that I need to connect, you know.

Mason:  Yeah, absolutely, I mean, I really loved this whole idea of like being able to interact within someone’s dream and like multiple layers, dreams within dreams, and that, you know, things kind of changed and got more surreal the deeper you went. That was kind of cool.

Devan:  Yeah, it was really interesting and I was actually worried that I wouldn’t be able to follow it that well, based on the reviews that I read where they were like “It’s a dream within a dream within a dream.” But I feel like I did follow it pretty well, but there were just so many small details that I feel like in order to be able to catch everything and tie everything together, you can’t just see it once, you know.

Mason:  Yeah. And I mean I think the reason you’re able to follow it is because it’s like a crime caper. It’s a spy movie where…I was actually thinking of the original Thomas Crowne Affair where it’s like a guy who’s gotta assemble his crew to pull off the big job, and it has all of those elements, right? But then it’s got this weird cerebral thing going on on top of it.

Devan:  Yeah definitely. It had all the special effects and the storyline that was of a typical Hollywood blockbuster, but then at the same time it had this whole other level that was much more intellectual than a typical blockbuster, you know.

 

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Discussion

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Inception is a movie with a complex plot and a lot of twists and turns. Devan feels like she will have to watch it again before she’ll be able to understand everything that happened in it. Even though parts of the movie were confusing, Devan really enjoyed the film.

Mason loved Inception too. He liked the unusual story and the interesting ideas about entering other people’s dreams. Although he agrees that the plot was complex, he thinks the movie is easy to follow because it has many aspects of a typical action movie, such as plenty of suspense and special effects.

Do you prefer movies with complex plots or lots of action? Can you think of any other action movies that are also interesting and intelligent?

 

Comments

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muhamed888

Egypt

I watched that movie many times to understand it .but I couldn’t get all twists in it .and nobody can .cuz it’s amovie that the end must be open .cuz the director wanna this .making people thinking about for along time


 

06:36 PM Feb 07 2016 |

juanchomusic

Colombia

Tonight I'll watch this movie. I like this kind of films, where the plot makes you think and try to tie together all the… twists and turns…

02:00 AM Feb 26 2011 |

felicityxben

China

what a great movie!! I hope it can win the best film in Oskar!

09:30 AM Dec 27 2010 |

lizbeth borges

Brazil

 This kind of plot is very interesting. I really love it.

01:49 AM Nov 09 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Oh yeah I really like movies like that….The most famous in my opinion is Matrix! I loved this trilogy and as well as Devan I had to watch some more times to be able to follow everything was happening…Inception I haven't watched yet but I will,certainly :)

10:57 AM Oct 13 2010 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

Well, I saw "Inception" yesterday. It's cool, really cool:)

08:36 PM Sep 30 2010 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

Sure, I can recall a very good movie with a very complicated plot which name 's Usual suspects…This is the kind of movies I like to see most, but I gotta also say that sometimes you may need to watch something less serious. In a word, all the movies have the right to be filmed and seen.

12:52 PM Sep 29 2010 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

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11:52 AM Sep 28 2010 |

tonydang3120

Viet Nam

This's the best summer Movie ever.

I like the way he acted…it makes your brain works.

03:45 AM Sep 26 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee

China

I don't like action movies, most of them are stupid and are a waste of time. When you are watching them, maybe they seem to be cool, but you will forget them as soon as you finish them. They can not stay in your head for a long time or make you think about things.

 I like tragedy movies, you can always learn something from them.

07:44 PM Sep 25 2010 |

miss_eos

miss_eos

Viet Nam

It must be very interesting to be able to interact with people's dreams. keke. I'm really so much into Hollywood Blockbusters like this. I'm so tired of pure action movies as they contain old type of stories only. I liker something cerebral to test my brain.

04:03 PM Sep 25 2010 |

303Kevin

303Kevin

China

yeah it is very Matrix…anyway, i enjoy it very much

11:58 AM Sep 25 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

amazing flick !!!

09:37 PM Sep 23 2010 |

esraa draz

esraa draz

Egypt

i like it,it's gooooooooooood

09:15 PM Sep 23 2010 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

As for me it is certainly MatrixCool

06:21 PM Sep 23 2010 |

laura329

laura329

China


I like the movie very much.It's so attractive and exciting.When I watched it,I never wanna missed every detail.And its end also made people think over.It's so great.

11:35 AM Sep 23 2010 |

ahmad133

ahmad133

Yemen

i guess, ,, i wanna watch it soon

02:53 PM Sep 22 2010 |

nassimrachid

Morocco

well i prefer complex plots cause it makes u work ur mind and take care from every detail in the movies 

 

02:45 PM Sep 22 2010 |

sravanjampani

India

I'm nearly at a loss for words.Sealed Just when you thought Christopher Nolan couldn't get any better than "The Dark Knight", he outshines himself there and continues to deliver another masterpiece.

Once the film ends, you'll want to watch it again, for there's something new every time & many dots that I need to connect,. This is a film that requires multiple viewing for someone to truly comprehend the film's ambiguous themes. This is an original film, no adaptation, no sequel/prequel, no remake/reboot, which is extremely refreshing.  *Cool

01:26 PM Sep 22 2010 |

lolekesh

lolekesh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think that this is a graet movieLaughing

11:12 AM Sep 22 2010 |

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