Peter Travers Says You'll Love 'Inception' If You're Not Stupid
There's only one movie you're really dying to see this summer, and that's Christopher Nolan's Inception. I know you feel this way because I feel this way, and we're connected like E.T. and Elliott. Sorry you're so drunk right now. The alcohol helps me get through the day.
Rolling Stone's Peter Travers was allowed to lay his eyes all over Inception, the lucky bastard, and a snippet of his positive review is now online. He said, in so many words, if you have brains capable of processing an intellectual and creative challenge you'll probably really like the film. Stupid heads, not so much.
Check out Travers's spoiler free excerpt after the jump...
Travers's 3 1/2 star review from the NY Post:
The mind-blowing movie event of the summer arrives just in time to hold back the flow of Hollywood sputum that’s been sliming the multiplex. ‘Inception’…will be called many things, starting with James Bond Meets ‘The Matrix.’ You can feel the vibe of Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ in it, and Nolan’s own ‘Memento’ and ‘The Dark Knight.’ But ‘Inception’ glows with a blue-flame intensity all its own. Nolan creates a dream world that he wants us to fill with our own secrets. I can’t think of a better goal for any filmmaker. Of course, trusting the intelligence of the audience can cost Nolan at the box office. We’re so used to being treated like idiots. How to cope with a grand-scale epic, shot in six countries at a reported cost of $160 million, that turns your head around six ways from Sunday? Dive in and drive yourself crazy, that’s how.
Please America, don't let Inception's vampire-less, complex subject material deter you from seeing it. If the film fails at the box office, studio's may refuse to invest in original material anymore, and the end of civilization will surely come soon after. I, of course, don't see Inception failing because of the all-star cast and fan-base behind Christopher Nolan, but we shouldn't treat this like we do other important causes. Your vote counts. Go give the theater your money, sit your ass down, and open your mind so it can get f*cked.