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Trailer Talk: ‘Inception’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI —

The first thing that strikes me is the name “Christopher Nolan,” the first thing that you see in the trailer after the Warner Brothers logo.

It seems exciting, but it is too soon for another installment in the Batman series.

It is followed by an aerial view of a city and then a close-up on Leonardo DiCaprio. It is now even more interesting. There is a woman being carried into a helicopter and then the words: “Your mind … is the scene of the crime” scroll down.

It is apparent that Leonardo’s character is part of some sort of crime, but instead of being the regular crime drama, Nolan seems to have injected some psychological aspects into the film.

But there is something else in the trailer, too. It stresses that somehow gravity is being altered in some manner. Is it because it happening in Leonardo’s head? It does say that his mind is the scene of the crime. The film title “Inception” means the beginning or commencement, but what is beginning is still unknown.

Though it raises a lot of questions about the plot, it stills manages to amaze. It’s being directed by Christopher Nolan, who has definitely made a name for himself with “The Dark Knight,” and it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, a big name in cinema.

It also stars Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Michael Caine and a personal favorite of mine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt — so no pushovers. It’s being released in the summertime, so it’s going to be a big-hit and it will hopefully make up for this year’s summer of blockbusters.

“Inception” is slated for release in theatres in July 2010.

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  1. kat #
    1

    I have no idea what this movie is about based on that trailer. It didn’t make me want to see it.

  2. 2

    After “The Dark Knight,” Nolan could get any actors he wanted — and it looks like he took advantage of that.

  3. Jason #
    3

    I would watch paint drying if it was directed by Nolan. He is a visionary writer/director and I can’t wait to see what he does with these concepts and cast.


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