Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film Inception will be hitting theaters next week and the early reviews are already starting to come in. The critics who had an opportunity to see an early screening of the film have given their two cents on whether or not the movie is “all that and more.” So does Inception live up to the hype or fall flat on its face? Find out below…
“Even when it’s over, the movie stays with you, begging for conversation, discussion, debate and, eventually, another viewing. I’m sure it’ll even pop up in your dreams.” – Mike Sampson, JoBlo.com
“A wildly entertaining and dazzling mind-trip not to be missed. Kubrick would have been proud.” – Pete Hammond, Box Office Magazine
“One of the ten best pictures of the year, maybe even of the last ten.” – Sasha Stone, Awards Daily
“What is most infuriating about “Inception” is how close it gets to being something really great. Instead, we’re left with “Solaris” (but never as existential or as meditative) meets “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (but never as fun or thrilling).” – Silas Lesnick, ComingSoon.net
“Inception is a breathtaking achievement and a movie-going experience well worth your time and investment. In a year full of 3D remakes, reboots, sequels, and empty star vehicles, one hopes audiences will reward such terrific but challenging original entertainment with their wallets.” – Jim Vejvoda, IGN
“If movies are shared dreams, then Christopher Nolan is surely one of Hollywood’s most inventive dreamers, given the evidence of his commandingly clever Inception.” – Justin Chang, Variety
“Oscar nominations in technical categories are a certainty, but Inception is also a strong contender for multiple nominations, including Best Picture.” – Anne Thompson, TOH
“A devilishly complicated, fiendishly enjoyable sci-fi voyage across a dreamscape that is thoroughly compelling.” – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
Overall it sounds like this will be the must see movie of the summer. The only critique a lot of people have about the film is its ability to appeal to a mass audience. There’s a universal fear that the plot might go over the heads of the average viewer. I’d like to think that today’s movie goers are a lot more educated than industry folks like to think. You guys can handle it… right?
Inception hits theaters nationwide on July 16, 2010.
Are you still interested in seeing Inception in theaters? Do you think it will go over your heads?