Inception: One of the best films of the 21st century?

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Christopher Nolan’s science fiction film Inception leads the U.S. box office since the release on July 16, 2010. The film has already grossed over $259, 678, 000 since the world premiere in London on July 13, 2010. The screenplay was developed from the 80 page treatment Nolan presented to Warner Bros in 2001, but Warner Bros purchased it in February 2009 and the filming that began in Tokyo in June of the same year was completed in Canada last November with a budget of $160 million. Leonardo DiCaprio played the lead role of Dominic Cobb.

Most reviewers rated it highly, but it is too early for Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun-Times to call it “one of the best movies” of the 21st century when this century is only 10 years old and as far as I am concerned the best movies of the 21st century are yet to come.

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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The Synopsis:

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Produced by Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas

Written by Christopher Nolan
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Ken Watanabe
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Marion Cotillard
Ellen Page
Tom Hardy
Cillian Murphy
Dileep Rao
Tom Berenger
Michael Caine

Music by Hans Zimmer

Cinematography Wally Pfister

Editing by Lee Smith

Studio Legendary Pictures
Syncopy Films

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

Release date(s) London premiere:
July 13, 2010
United States:
July 16, 2010

Running time 148 minutes

Country United States
Language English
Budget $160,000,000

Gross revenue $259,678,000

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