Christopher Nolan’s Inception came in a summer that it was much needed in. A lot of the blockbusters to come before it that summer were tired and uninspired, but this movie is the complete opposite of that. Nolan took an idea we probably somewhat thought of before and fleshed it out till it perfectly made sense while still being hard to comprehend. Read on for my full review of Inception on Blu-ray.
The Movie: Like I said before, Inception was one of the most imaginative and unique to come out in a long while. Nolan’s direction is as pristine as ever with this. The story of Inception is great. Cobb(Leonardo DiCaprio) is someone who goes inside dreams for a living and either steals information from the person who’s dream he ‘s inside of or plants an idea. The way the story unravels is terrific too. It took me two times to understand all of the plot points, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad film, just one that’s filled with lots of ideas. The only problem I have with this movie is that it’s an awful lot to take in if you just watch it once. It took me two times watching it to fully understand this movie. The performances by the lead actors are great too. DiCaprio does a great job as Cobb. In fact, it’s one of his best performances. Marion Cotillard does a great job as well in her performance as Mal. The rest of the supporting cast is all very good too. There’s a reason this film was nominated for Best Picture.
Picture and Audio Quality: One of the great bonuses of Blu-ray is the superior picture and audio quality. I’m happy to say that the transfer is terrific. The picture looks clean and crisp while still maintaining the natural film grain that you get when shooting on 35mm. Nothing in this film looks fake, probably due to Nolan liking to use practical effects when possible. The audio is thundering, completely immersing you into the movie. Hans Zimmer’s score is awesome to hear in surround sound. If there is an ideal way to watch this movie then it’s on Blu-ray.
Extras: I haven’t had a chance to go through all the extras yet, but they all sound like great bonuses. The one I did have a chance to go through is the audio selection from Hans Zimmer’s score, which is pretty cool, although it would be nice if you had the ability to download that from the disc. The other extras include Extraction Mode, Inception: The Cobol Job(a prequel of sorts to the movie), and more. While none of these feel necessary, they are all great bonuses.
Overall Reccomendation: 13.75/15
If you have the chance to ge this on Blu-ray, do it. This is the closest you’re going to get to the theatrical experience of watching this movie. Let me know down in the comments if you want me to keep reviewing Blu-rays and which ones you would like to see me review next.