Okay, I admit it's true. The only reason I went to see the movie Inception was for Ellen Page. What can I say? She is GORGEOUS. While this was the reason I went, it most definitely not the reason I am in love with this film (although it is a big plus).
If you have yet to see it, minimize this page, put your shoes on and get to the cinema. Hurry.
... Back? Okay good! Now let's talk!
First off, any movie that the opening scene is good enough to be used a second time later in the show has to be amazing. I really love when that happens. You kind of get a "full circle" understanding of the story. Speaking of the story, it was mind blowing. Sorry if you STILL haven't seen it, you will be going in with your mind pre-blown. The whole idea of dream-sharing and extraction and especially inception the taste buds of the imagination. While yes, these ideas are fictional (or are they?), they have triggered an interesting change in me.
Before I saw this movie, I had a very difficult time remembering dreams. They were always out of reach on the edges of my subconscious. After spending two and a half hours in a dark theater, something happened. I remember my dreams now! In excitingly vibrant new colors!
How was the acting? Top notch. When I first saw that Leonardo DiCaprio was in it, I almost didn't want to see it. Despite the fact that the ex-teenage-heart-throb is getting old, he is now one of my favorite actors. I was surprised to find Joseph Gordon-levitt (whom I was raised on: Angels in the Outfield, Third Rock from the Sun, Ten Things I Hate About You, etc.) in such a serious and action-driven role, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Oh yeah, and Ellen Page... ahh.... Ellen.... need I say more?