I recant all the negative things I hinted at my previous review of Inception. (Except Christopher Nolan still doesn't know how to utilize ladies.)
Okay, sure it took me 11 days, and I've been thinking about it a lot. But I just now figured out what actually happened in the movie, and it was brilliant. I kept thinking, "Wow, these are holes in the story telling," but that's because I didn't see the actual story it was telling.
And it's the best. It's really good. It's beyond good. It's way better that I thought it was, now that I figured out what it thought it was.
I just watched this fun Toy Story 3 mashup with Inception, and that's how I figured it out. It sounds stupid, but when I was watching, I was like "Oh my god, the answer was right there all along! It's so obvious!" Maybe I was just slow. Maybe Christopher Nolan is too smart.
I don't know. What I do know, is that I have to see it again. In IMAX this time. The IMAX isn't really necessary (although that scene with Joseph Gordon-Levitt really should be seen in IMAX or at least a big screen.)
I'm really excited right now. I don't know why. Maybe because I'm a crazy person and a fangirl. But the fact is: It's a good movie. I gave it 4 stars before. Now I gave 5.5.
It's like at the end of The Usual Suspects, when the cop figures out who Keyser Soze is, and they go back and they show you all the little signs. And you're like, "Oh my god!" It's like that. But better.
And if you haven't seen The Usual Suspects, go see it. And The Lookout. Those are my film recommendations for today. That, and of course, Inception.