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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Too bad we're all done discussing it!
    Yes, yes, that's fine.

    I tend to be late to these things anyway. Kinda like how I got on the cell phone bandwagon in the ripe year of 2009.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    I just saw it. I thought it was awful. Another brilliant idea ruined by all the Hollywood bollocks.
    And who the fuck thought it would be a good idea to cast Juno as an architect? That was just the worst bit of casting ever. DiCaprio was pretty uneven too. FX were impressive, but the script was dire and it was horribly clunky when it dealt with psychological themes. I felt like I was watching someone play a shoot-em-up RPG. Boring and never really engaging.
    Pity.
    I went with friends who are film buffs and they insist its a classic the dialogue was terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by human101 View Post
    aint read the whole thread but am I the only one who didn't enjoy it I walked out towards the end, the concept is nice but I thought that they could have done more with it in my humble opinion agree or disagree people ?
    lol. At least Morgan explained some things she didn't like about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by human101 View Post
    I went with friends who are film buffs and they insist its a classic the dialogue was terrible
    Again, why was it terrible?
    I gotta say, these posts suck far worse than Inception did, even if it did actually suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    And who the fuck thought it would be a good idea to cast Juno as an architect? That was just the worst bit of casting ever. DiCaprio was pretty uneven too. FX were impressive, but the script was dire and it was horribly clunky when it dealt with psychological themes. I felt like I was watching someone play a shoot-em-up RPG. Boring and never really engaging.
    Pity.
    I have some of the same criticisms about it (except the script), but it hardly ruined the movie for me.

    I did enjoy dissecting the film on the forums more than I did watching it though... It's a puzzle box that keeps on giving up secrets and new interpretations. Too bad I never cared about the characters that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    I have some of the same criticisms about it (except the script), but it hardly ruined the movie for me.
    Dialogue, more than plot. Plot was silly, but intricate enough to be interesting.
    But the exposition was awkward. Too much was explained. Kinda the opposite of Lost. And the technical implementation of extraction/inception was just ridiculous - some kinda arm band thingy transports you to a shared consciousness?? C'mon. Which adds weight to the theory that the whole thing was just a dream. But, that cop out is so old now. I expected more from Mr Nolan. The Matrix, or ETOSPM did it so much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    Dialogue, more than plot. Plot was silly, but intricate enough to be interesting.
    But the exposition was awkward. Too much was explained. Kinda the opposite of Lost. And the technical implementation of extraction/inception was just ridiculous - some kinda arm band thingy transports you to a shared consciousness?? C'mon. Which adds weight to the theory that the whole thing was just a dream. But, that cop out is so old now. I expected more from Mr Nolan. The Matrix, or ETOSPM did it so much better.
    Yeah, I've been asking these questions over at INTPc. I'm sure now, though, that nothing was accidental or sloppy, they were done for a reason. Things were overexplained to keep the audience following the trail of breadcrumbs, and things were not explained at all (the dream machines) to avoid distracting the audience from where Nolan wanted to take them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Yeah, I've been asking these questions over at INTPc. I'm sure now, though, that nothing was accidental or sloppy, they were done for a reason. Things were overexplained to keep the audience following the trail of breadcrumbs, and things were not explained at all (the dream machines) to avoid distracting the audience from where Nolan wanted to take them.
    I think it was sloppy though. There were MacGuffins all over the place.
    He failed to create and release tension with the whole inception plotline. That just sort of played out as expected - there was no moment of revelation. Or was that symbolic of Cobb's reconciliation with his father? What was the windmill about? Those mawkish moments were irksome to me.
    And the security training? WTF? This billionaire moghul has training to defend himself from dream-stealers but gets on a 747 with no security staff? The more you analyze it, the more it makes no sense (the ever spinning top aside), but then... I really just don't care.
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    There's enough easter eggs, hints and sly nods to make me think that most of what you might pick up on is intentional, especially the ambiguities. The point of the movie was to embody both the dream and concept of inception (just as Mememto embodied the fractured experience of anterograde amnesia). While we are certain that the film was fictional, much as we're certain of dreams being dreams when we wake from them, the details are debatable and subject to interpretation. Sometimes things aren't inconsistent- a trait films also share with dreams.

    The other thing I appreciate about Inception that people seem to miss is it's about lucid dreaming, not your regular dreams. This is why we see much less surreality and a much more directed dream, with projections and conflict. However, the fantastic thing about Inception is it acts as a key to actual lucid dreaming- one of the most common techniques is to frequently question reality (check how many fingers you and others have, see if text changes if you look back at it). When dreaming, this questioning can snap you a more lucid state and the film very subtly performs an act of inception upon the viewer that may lead to lucid dreams.

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    I just got back a little bit ago from seeing this with my INFP and ISTP. Happy to report that I had no trouble understanding what was going on, but I don't tend to have much trouble in that department .
    I really enjoyed it. The casting was pretty superb. I'd agree in not understanding why Ellen Page was cast, but I could see her appeal to the role. Being next to such intense and developed talent made her seem like even more of a youngling though.
    Arthur (Levitt) was my favorite character. I wasn't contemplating mbti at the time, but it figures I was drawn to the ISTJ. Attractive bastards, curse you! .

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    It was a perk to have them nip the predictable plot line in the bud toward the end.
    For a while, I was halfway under the impression that Cobb (DiCaprio) would've been in a dream state throughout the entire movie. The other half was feeling that to be far too predictable, even if they fed it for a while. I was happy with how it panned out. It was slightly less convoluted, but it was also less predictable. Even in the little fact of Cobb not staying for his wife.

    There were no problems with the dreams not being dreamlike, imo. The purpose of them was to appear to be reality and, also, to not draw additional attention from the projections.
    The only area that could have been more dreamlike was Limbo, but they weren't children with crayons. They were an adult couple, who likely wanted some semblance of the reality they had known. Of course, a lot of people (and damned well myself, at any age) would have gone wild with imagination in that scenario.
    They still showed what they were able to do with the dreams by creating entire cities, with intricate details. Then they would toy with those details to make you aware of there being few limitations. It wasn't in your face in that way, which I found oddly refreshing.

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    I just saw this last night. It was okay. It kind of just seemed like a pseudo-intellectual thriller (like all of Nolan's movies ).

    off-topic: anyone remember the scene in Batman Begins where one of the characters says something about a 'Jungian shadow figure'? I've never rolled my eyes so hard lol... Seemed like Nolan completely misunderstood the term and just used it to make the movie seem intelligent. I feel like all of his films are more style than substance...

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