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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:  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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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?



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Syrian Arab Republic

in the fact of matter i'm not an action movice or science fiction lover. i could see some of them for curious  . i like the complicated movies and lionardo dicaprio  a real star and this film deserves to be seen  

"face off " 4 john tavoltta and nicolas kege  one of the great action movies


11:01 AM Sep 22 2010 |




I'm not really into science fiction movies,i've watched twice to fullyget the whole concepts..a very good movie to watch

07:56 AM Sep 22 2010 |

charming princess

Saudi Arabia

i have not seen the movie yet but i think it is a great movie based on what i've heard . And bearing in mind the Leonardo DiCaprio is in it, of course it will be interesting to watch. 

07:12 AM Sep 22 2010 |




one must have clever mind and intelectual facility in order to get the twist and turns in this movie. I was watching this movie with a friend of mine and just right in middle she dropped to go to the toilet and she was back she couldn't get follow the whole movie then..;)

07:02 AM Sep 22 2010 |



uniq complex movie so cleaver & make your mind wonder around ..i realy like it

05:56 AM Sep 22 2010 |




i watched the first 10mins of the film , but i get bored fast , i didn't understand the film because the translation was baaaaaaad ,,

also because i dont like action movies ,, i prefer romantic movies more  :)  

04:18 AM Sep 22 2010 |

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