(Before I get into this, I wanted to mention I wrote a fairly lengthy post on Saturday on a topic I felt strongly enough to write a fairly lengthy post about it on a Saturday. If you’re a parent, might I suggest you read it?)
Look! A movie review for a film I actually saw almost on opening night. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? On the good thing side, it’s possible some of you haven’t seen this movie yet, and my review might mean something to you on a “Should I spend a lot of money to see it” level. On the other hand, it’s of a film most of you have likely heard of, and a quick jaunt over to Rottentomatoes is going to tell you far more about the film than I can hope to. So why should you read my take? Because I’m important, gosh darn it. Plus, you’re already here, so would it hurt that much to read a few more paragraphs? I promise they’ll be spoiler-free. Also, the review’s going to be short?
Why will it be short?
Because you don’t want know too much about it before you go to see this movie. And you should definitely go see it. Let’s get that out of the way right now. A film written and directed by the same guy who brought you Memento and The Dark Knight, starring Leonardo DiCaprio? Yes, you want to see it right now. Especially since it’s about thieves who sneak into your dreams to steal your secrets. Oh–and it’s got mind-blowing special effects, with none of the 3D too make it too dark to see or give you a headache.
That’s about all I’m going to tell you about it. You want the experience of discovering it for yourself. Trust me. Just be warned that you’ll need your Thinking Cap on for the movie. It’s twisty and turny and complex as all get out. It challenges you to keep up, but it’s worth the effort. I guarantee you’ll be thinking and talking about it long after you’ve seen it, and you’ll likely want to go see it again.
Four stars. Buy your tickets now.