Inception film by Christopher Nolan, 2010

I am a huge fan of the spectacular Christopher Nolan film Inception released in 2010. Even though it's been 14 years since it was released, I still regularly find my inner cinephile hankering after this stone cold classic, or at the very least craving a wee read around the subject matter, perhaps open up the Wikipedia page or find a YouTube analysis of the film.

Why is Inception so good?

As well as an unwavering sense of nostalgia that keeps me returning to this film, there's also a hypnotic je ne sais quoi about Inception that keeps it fresh no matter how many times I revisit this work of art. Maybe it's that I was an impressionable young whippersnapper in the year 2010 when I first discovered Inception, or the fact that Christopher Nolan were absolutely at the top of their game when they released said film. It's hard to pinpoint something so transcendental. Once you love a piece of art you become faithful to it's ethos.

Inception is a film that is still relevant

One thing's for sure though, Inception has stood the test of time and then some. It remains as powerful and relevant today as it did in 2010. And why wouldn't it? With mind-bending plot like that, it's no wonder people return to this film again and again. I can't imagine life without it John.

Christopher Nolan knocked it out the park

But it's not just the mind-bending plot that make this film great. It's the overall package. The stunning visual effects is a tour de force. The incredible performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and the ensemble cast is integral, as is the unique concept of dream within a dream. And who can forget haunting score by Hans Zimmer. When Christopher Nolan created this timeless classic, never mind the ball park, they knocked this one out of the solar system. This bad boy is in danger of bothering Voyager.

Has Inception stood the test of time?

Of course, there are other films out there to be argued for. Harder, better, faster, stronger. Some might argue that Magnolia is better than Inception, or that Paul Thomas Anderson is better than Christopher Nolan. They may well have a point. But for me, Inception will always hold a special place in my heart. And 14 years tickling the meridian response does not lie.

Inception in conclusion

To sum up, Inception is a wonderful thing, a film of unrivalled quality. It's a film that has etched itself into the psyche, distributing untold tingles up the spine, hogging synapses and monopolising neurons that could otherwise be put to use appreciating more important, or perhaps more useful information. But no matter what life throws at me, I know I can always rely on Inception to deliver the goods.

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