Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inception & Anticipation

If there is an anticipated Summer film that I'm excited about, it's definitely Christopher Nolan's Inception.

One of the things that I find interesting about this film is that generally many of the details and information about this film are unknown.

Sure, it makes sense for people to get excited about a popular book adaptation (Twilight) if they've already loved the books, or the 3rd film in a consistently magical animated series (Toy Story 3).

But a live action film without pre-existing source material. These films are the gems of creativity and new mythology and story-telling.

So it's with the high level of anticipation I'm very interested to see where the crumbs fall.

I imagine there will be a variety of thoughts spilling into the Internet and among conversations of film goers. I expect the following responses from those with the highest level of anticipation.
  • I loved, loved, loved, and have seen it three times this weekend (this person was going to love it no matter what there anticipation had psyched them up so much for this film).
  • It was okay, I was hoping for more (this person had some much anticipation that this film really didn't have a prayer to live up to the expectations).
As for the rest of film goers (aka the ones who maybe got dragged along by a friend, or saw it having little information or interest in the project)...those will be the one's I'm most interested in seeing how they respond.

As for me...I was sharing tonight with some friends that I am proceeding cautiously as to avoid falling into the two camps above. I'm dying to see it in the theaters but I'm going in as if I'm watching a firework display...going for the spectacle, the entertainment, and the experience. Not trying to determine where it falls in the history of film making, or even whether it's a "shoe-in for Oscar."

Nah...I'm just hoping to see something fresh, original, and unique in a film season that hasn't given me too much anticipation.


Okie said...

I'm really looking forward to Inception...the only detractor for me is Leo DiCaprio (I'm not a big fan), but I'm hoping to get over that.

Hopefully I'll see it in the next week or so. And even more hopefully...I hope it won't disappoint. :)

Lorna said...

I hope I get to see it this weekend. Not gonna miss it.

Lorna said...

I saw this last week and I'm still thinking about it. An almost perfect movie.

nana said...

Let us know when we can babysit...