Home Set Lists Forums The Permanent Record Asshole Opinion

Skid Row -- Toronto, Ontario -- August 20th, 2014
The Quireboys -- West Hollywood, CA -- August 6th, 2014
High on Fire -- Los Angeles, CA -- August 19th, 2014
Nothing More -- Baltimore, MD -- August 18th, 2014
Boris -- Vancouver, British Columbia -- August 17th, 2014

  #51  
Old 08-18-2010, 06:29 AM
jhdeity's Avatar
jhdeity jhdeity is offline
Headbanger
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pasadena, MD
Posts: 3,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by zgodt View Post
I actually knew that ending was coming, because the first time I overheard people talking about the movie they were asking each other if they thought the top was going to keep spinning or not. At the time I didn't know what the fuck they meant, but as soon as I figured out what the top was, then I knew how the movie was going to end.

It's fine, ya know? It's sort of a "The Lady or the Tiger" ending. You get to decide what's real. Woohoo. But beyond the gimmick, who cares? I don't get a whole lot of weight out of it, other than the "aha!"

I feel like the movie did its best NOT to get into some of the trickier territory that could've made it more compelling/weightier. Like, the idea they plant ends up being coincidentally good for the person being implanted and also for the whole world -- hooray! -- so we don't have to even think, really, about the ethics of "inception" or the problems with having literally mind-altering tech in the hands of the richest and most powerful.

That's the kind of questions that Dollhouse dealt with until it got canceled. But you know, that's Joss Whedon's thing -- what's the biggest issue we can tackle with this? then let's go for that! I feel like the Inception producers had a chance for that, but they backed away, so that they would have more time to recreate the Hoth ice planet battle scene from Empire Strikes Back.
Couldn't agree more. Inception could have been the movie some claim it is but it chose to stay safe. It was almost too predictable. I remember seeing the scenes from the trailer and thinking, ok that's what that was about and when the ice scene started I remember looking at my watch.

Still only seen it once but I stand by my initial reaction. Shutter Island > Inception.
__________________
9/27 - Clutch
10/24 - Judas Priest & Steel Panther
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 10-20-2010, 06:36 AM
DethMaiden's Avatar
DethMaiden DethMaiden is offline
We're dying on the inside
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 28,824
Blog Entries: 1
DVD release set for December 7th. I'll be in Best Buy. http://www.amazon.com/Inception-Leon...7585333&sr=1-2
__________________
Mortals are mortar and life is the fuse.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 10-20-2010, 07:25 AM
powerslave_85's Avatar
powerslave_85 powerslave_85 is offline
Like a chupacabra, but with dicks
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 10,977
I hate that Inception and How To Train Your Dragon stayed in theaters so long. Then we have to wait forever for the DVDs.
__________________
"COLONEL KLINK, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?!"
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 10-20-2010, 07:55 AM
DethMaiden's Avatar
DethMaiden DethMaiden is offline
We're dying on the inside
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 28,824
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerslave_85 View Post
I hate that Inception and How To Train Your Dragon stayed in theaters so long. Then we have to wait forever for the DVDs.
Eh, I'm pretty okay with letting good movies dominate the box office so studios will be encouraged to make more of them.
__________________
Mortals are mortar and life is the fuse.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 11-12-2010, 10:38 PM
JRA's Avatar
JRA JRA is offline
Traditionalist Asshole
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 19,821
Finally saw it tonight

The ending was bullshit and Christopher Nolan needs a slap across the face for getting everyones hopes up like that. We barely let you get away with one downer ending on Dark Knight you dickcheese.

But that aside, good movie.
__________________
He's like "yo give me yo insurance information!" and I'm like "I didn't hit you with no car, I hit you with this mack truck I call a fist!"

Last edited by JRA; 11-13-2010 at 05:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 11-13-2010, 10:09 AM
evildeadjedi's Avatar
evildeadjedi evildeadjedi is offline
Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the lightsaber.
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,887
I really wish there was a coupon code for money off pre-orders from the Warner Bros site. The collector's blu-ray set is nice but, not 49.99 nice.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 11-13-2010, 09:32 PM
Div's Avatar
Div Div is offline
cool babies, strange but not a stranger
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,355
I was also in the "impressed but not mindfucked" category. The beginning was the hardest part to follow, as the movie went on all the pieces come together naturally, nothing was a surprise to me really. I thought the movie had a good idea behind it, but it was wasted on these lame characters and shitty plot. What Inception needs is for someone to make a good videogame for it that has a completely original story from the movie.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 12-10-2010, 10:18 AM
InPatient5100 InPatient5100 is offline
Banned Asshole
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 304
Good movie, a little over rated and compilcated though.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 12-11-2010, 05:07 PM
idrinkwine732's Avatar
idrinkwine732 idrinkwine732 is offline
Pursue happiness with diligence
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 4,413
I saw this yesterday and I followed it perfectly fine. Don't know what everyone was bitching about.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 12-11-2010, 06:06 PM
JRA's Avatar
JRA JRA is offline
Traditionalist Asshole
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 19,821
Yea everyone says how much of a mindfuck it was and I wasn't blown away in that regard at all.
__________________
He's like "yo give me yo insurance information!" and I'm like "I didn't hit you with no car, I hit you with this mack truck I call a fist!"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:35 AM.


Blah Blah Blah Copyright WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM 2008