I understand that the Avengers comes out this week, but the latest (and possibly last) trailer for the Dark Knight Rises just got released following their last viral campaign.
The fire rises indeed.
So today (actually, 1-11-11) I watched Christopher Nolan’s 2010 sensational film again with my ats and Craig, whom never seen the movie before. Besides being there to ensure my ats would be able to sustain and be awake the entire movie (unlike the times where she KO’ed before the first Extraction), I couldn’t find a reason why I wouldn’t watch Inception again given the opportunity. Because unlike Nolan’s previous work The Dark Knight, one can view Inception over and over again because
And in truth even in my fifth time sitting with this film I couldn’t help but catch some things I wasn’t able to find in previous viewings. There were even things I didn’t get right away that the majority probably figured out after the first screening, which could be sad give or take. Anyways, here are my findings:
1st Viewing: Preliminary stuff, like what the shit was going on, i.e. “So that’s what inception is,” “Arthur/JGL/that kid from Angels in the Outfield is awesome,” and “OH COMEON!”
2nd Viewing: Ellen Page is fine. I swear I have had a harboring crush on Ellen Page since this movie. From this viewing and every viewing afterwards my crush on her has grown exponentially. As my cousin Mark said, it’s probably the “I’m smarter than you” persona that attracts me.
3rd Viewing: The reasoning in why Arthur uses the elevator for the kick. Basic physics as it were: despite the fact that within the dream everything was in free-fall, there was still potential energy stored within the cables holding the hovering elevator. By blowing up the source of the cables that held the cab, the elevator would then plummet downward, causing the objects held within there to fly up, and hence inducing the kick. It’s either that or the elevator “fell upwards”, but I’m sure I only heard that before and I’m unsure if that’s true.
4th Viewing: The architectural decay of Limbo. I’m pretty sure this one isn’t hard to figure out after some thought, but it does make sense after I saw the a building crumble after Cobb and Ariadne walk from the shoreline: Since in Limbo everything ages into infinity when compared to reality, the buildings are therefore reduced to rubble-at least those facing the ocean. I’m pretty sure the weather had some effect on why the surrounding buildings eventually crumbled down to the hungry sea below.
5th Viewing: The Pinwheel. Ok I admit this one is kinda sad since it took me this long to get it: The paper pinwheel found in the safe is a reference to the picture Fischer put on the bedside of his father. For those of you like me who only saw the father and son together in the picture, baby Fischer is holding the pinwheel in the photo. Why the hell it took me the fifth viewing to get it, I really don’t know. Perhaps it was the music or something… or Ellen Page <_< >_>
Then of course is the ending, which if there is one evident truth I believe it was meant to be ambiguous and for the audience to interpret. Whether or not Cobb was still dreaming (no spoiler tag needed, forget it if you haven’t seen the movie >;P) is ultimately up to the viewer, but I myself say the friggin thing falls over. The top wavers, and it shouldn’t do that if it’s in a dream.
So in short I can admit I enjoyed Inception every time I’ve seen it, even more so when I viewed with those who never seen it. In my opinion it is Nolan’s magnum opus, seeing as how it took over ten years to write and refine. And since this is my Tumblr, I will end it with me looking awesome as Arthur for Halloween 2010.
So with that, this is The Point Man signing out.