Speechless (Well, Mosty) After Trailer for Inception

Time after time, the first thought that'll trail through my mind when watching a trailer is, "Well, they've pretty much given the whole movie away." Sure, that's a thought mostly reserved for rom-coms -- guess it doesn't really matter if it's a Nicholas Sparks adaptation -- but it carries over into other genres as well. Even in the outset, looking at promotional materials and trailer spots on a whole, it's fairly common for a meaty chunk of the plotline to be divulged within a two to three minute timespan with the audience.

Inception, in true Christopher Nolan fashion, stands strong as the exception. Speculation ran wild that this might've been a cover-up title for the director's third installment in his Batman series (which has, since, been confirmed for a July 2012 date), with a cast including the oft-rumored Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Heath Ledger's replacement and veterans Cilian Murphy, Micheal Caine, and Ken Watanabe in the credits. Thankfully, that appears to be the furtheset thing from the truth, as this Leonardo DiCaprio-led production instead looks like it could be the first of this decade's powerhouse sci-fi pictures.

I'll be quite frank -- I love Nolan's Batman flicks and am a geek for the "superpower-free" hero, but nothing gets my cinematic mojo risin' like the prospect of another mindbender from the labyrinth worming through both his and his brother Jonathan's minds. His talent within non-Bats projects can clearly be seen stair-stepping upwards as his budgets increase, here leaping to the likes of a science-fiction action hybrid that, from the looks of this trailer, will certainly have a heavy artistic edge as well. Moreover, hardly anything about the film has been revealed, from the plot synopsis to the trailer, keeping my intrigued investment high. Below you'll find the somewhat cryptic official plot synopsis for Inception:

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.

July 16th really can't arrive soon enough.


Chris Purdy said...

Inception will be outstanding.

This film and Tron Legacy are my must-sees for this year so far.

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