10 Seemingly Great Films That Unravelled On A Second Viewing
BRAHM!! BRAHM!! Hear that, everyone? It's Inception! Going by those horns, you can probably guess that this movie is super important or something, right? Uh, well, maybe - but maybe not. So Inception is one of those rare movie that pretty much blew everybody away when they first saw it in theatres everywhere - and on the surface, it's an incredibly complicated, well-thought out and exciting slice of sci-fi brilliance. Freakin' dream layers? WHAT? People flying around like they're in the f*cking Matrix? WHAT? A plot so confusing it's almost convoluted? DOUBLE WHAT? That last one's the problem. Watching Inception for a second time reveals a few things: firstly, it's mostly a movie about exposition. Other people telling people about other things so that we can understand what's going on. Secondly, it has nothing to say about anything (unlike the vastly superior Matrix). Thirdly, it's central concept - built around dreams - is questionable. Dreams aren't built with a rigid sense of architectural preciseness - they're weird and incoherent. In Inception, they feel like they've been constructed by somebody who builds hotels in Dubai.