* Helmed by the esteemed writer, director, and producer of The Dark Knight – Christopher Nolan? CHECK!
* Features an all-star cast including, none other than: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Luke Haas, and Ken Watanabe? CHECK!
*Awesome Tagline: CHECK! (Your mind is the scene of the crime.)
*Mindblowing special effects? CHECK!
(I should probably note that special effects typically bore me. Most of the time, at least as far as I am concerned, they tend to be of the “been there, seen that,” variety. However, watching the above-pictured scene — you’ll know it when you see it in the trailer — literally sent shivers down my spine . . .)
*Highly mysterious script and plot, kept completely under wraps by all involved in the film? CHECK!
(I’m a connoisseur of all things “spoilery.” And I LOVE finding out the deep dark secrets of movies, and television programs, before anyone else does. However, when film writers and producers tease me, and REALLY make me work for it, it secretly turns me on . . .)
* Post-apocalyptic plot concept that appears to raise mind-bendy philosophical questions regarding (1) the power of human thought (“What’s the most resilient parasite? An IDEA”); and (2) the way in which the seemingly insignificant choices we make in our lives can shape our destiny and that of the rest of the world? CHECK!
(Sounds a little like that other program that I watch . . . right?)
Unfortunately, the producers of Inception will not let me embed the trailer. (I came embarrassingly close to tears, when I learned this.) However, I am providing you with the link to it, below (Just click on the video image, and then on the word “YouTube” when it appears).
I STRONGLY URGE you to check it out, if you have not done so already. You will NOT be disappointed, I promise . . .
Inception hits both regular and IMAX theaters on July 16, 2010. Will YOU see it? Because I sure as heck will!
(P.S. I’ve SEEN IT! I saw Inception! To read my in-depth, slightly spoilery review, click here.)