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.