July 16th, 2010
Inception and Despicable Me

Today was the first day that I’ve been outside in a week. It was good to experience the big, blue room, but it was definitely hot. I don’t think humidity should be allowed when the temperature is a hundred and ten. Just saying.

We decided to have a mini-movie marathon so we went to see Inception and Despicable Me. Let me just start by saying that Inception was one of the smartest and best written movies that I’ve seen in a long, Long, LONG time. The whole cast was terrific. And I’m not a big Leonardo fan. Inception is a movie that is very difficult to describe. The main character is a ‘thought’ thief. He basically goes into people’s minds and steals their secrets–for a price. Time jumps back and forth in this film because not only are the characters dealing with dreams, they’re dealing with memories. A couple of men sitting near us walked out of the film because it’s not the type of movie you can get lost in and expect to catch up. No potty breaks. This movie assumes you are smart enough to understand what’s happening. We didn’t find it difficult to follow, but you have to pay attention. Inception is like the Matrix and Memento on steroids. If you didn’t like those films, then Inception is not for you. If you liked either of those films, then I cannot recommend this movie enough. We plan to see it again just to try to catch what we missed. Brilliant, brilliant film. Bravo Christopher Nolan!

For a palate cleanser, we caught Despicable Me. As expected, it was a very cute film, even if it didn’t really have a ‘story’. The kids are adorable and the minions steal the movie. You really can’t go wrong with this film. The kids around us were giggling uncontrollably and so were several of the adults. We would’ve probably enjoyed it more, but it’s really hard to go from a movie like Inception to a film like Despicable Me. One challenges your brain and the other is like cotton candy. LOL!

Tomorrow we’re either seeing Predator or The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Can’t wait. 🙂

If you’ve seen Inception, I’m curious what you thought of the movie.

4 comments to “Inception and Despicable Me”

  1. Seems like an excellent way to get back on your feet. Thanks for the review. I’m not a Leonardo fan at all but the previews looked good, and your review highlights what I thought was interesting in the previews.

  2. I CANNOT wait to see Inception. I”m a huge Nolan fan and I do love me some Leo.

    I saw Sorcerer’s Apprentice yesterday with the kiddo. I liked it. It was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. Not sure if I’d buy it on DVD to watch over again though. It had its cool action moments and some funny moments. There were some plot problems and holes but for what it was worth I could ignore them and enjoy the movie.

  3. Bernard, It was quite nice. 🙂 It’s a terrific movie. Very different from everything out there.

  4. Vivi, It was terrific.

    We caught it today. Thought it was fun. We’d watch it again, so we’ll probably pick it up on DVD.