I’ve been looking forward to Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” for so long and with such absurdly heightened expectations that it seemed almost impossible the film could live up to my hopes. This seems to be a pattern with Nolan, as incidentally, I could have said the exact same thing when his “Memento” and “The Dark Knight” were released. But as with those two previous films, Nolan has somehow surpassed my unfair expectations and once again delivered a work that is both technically astounding and wildly entertaining.
Nolan is the rare breed of film artist whose vision always shines through vibrantly, regardless of how many twists the story has or how many millions of dollars worth of special effects are plastered up on the screen. Most filmmakers, however talented, would become overwhelmed by the sheer scope and complexity of these projects, but Nolan somehow makes it all look easy.