By Julian Bond
Dreams Within Dreams Within Dreams…Fights in a Spinning Hotel Lobby…LEONARDO DICAPRIO!!
These are some of the many reasons why I believe that Inception will end up being a Future Classic Movie. When the movie first came out a couple of summers ago, everyone flocked to the theaters to catch it due to the super-mysterious plot at the time and mainly because of this being the first follow-up of director Chrstopher Nolan’s since this little old flick called The Dark Knight came. But once the dust settled at this film’s exciting conclusion (oh…darn you spinning top!), the conversations and endless debates on its plot details never seemed to stop.
Instead of being a one-note, too gimmick-ridden film, Inception proved to be a multi-layered film that still drives multiple repeat viewings (with no pun about its main dream plot intended). On top of this, its clever odes to the action, sci-fi, and psychological thriller genres help this go a long way in being a good long-term future classic movie that never seems to get old. Inception to me will definitely be one of those awesome flicks to turn on 10, 20 years from now and be a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Along with Inception playing on a future classic movie channel, the one person who I strangely see taking on hosting duties on movie marathons in the future is actor/comedian Joel McHale of The Soup and Community fame. The man may not a super well-known respected actor and is currently just really known for drawing up goofy laughs, but I see that his years of being a good steady host on Soup could one day translate to a neat little side soundtrack for a nice afternoon movie marathon.
14 thoughts on “Future Classic Movies: INCEPTION”
Oh God, I llllllllllooooooooooove this movie and I think you are so right. This will become a classic!
I have to agree, Val. Another film I saw three times on the big screen 🙂
I’d have to agree with this Nolan masterwork. Well done, Julian.
p.s., just it twice myself, Paula (in IMAX).
But I never saw it in IMAX…it gives me a headache LOL so I think we’re even 😉
Thanks Julian for taking part in the FCM blogathon…I agree, INCEPTION will never get old 🙂 At first I thought Joel McHale was miscast as a movie channel host, but the more I think about it, the more I think he’d be great. After all the chaos on The Soup, FCM will be a walk in the park.
Great film! The best of 2010. And your write-up for is concise, yet detailed.
Agreed…good job Julian 🙂
Awesome movie. Will definitely be part of the Christopher Nolan canon when we look back at his career.
Thanks for putting this fun meme together and including me in on the party!
Why I’m not surprised that Mr Bond will pick something w/ a Bond-like theme, he..he.. I LOVE Inception and I do think it’d be cemented as a classic down the road. The dream-within-a-dream story is cool and kind of timeless in a way. I could see this being re-released 20-30 yrs from now and still get people flocking to the cinema.
Ruth, I agree, I think this one will still be a draw…it’s great on a TV but it’s amazing on a big screen 🙂
Bravo! a fantastic choice here! YES! I love Inception and definitely believe it to be a classic. Nolan did such an amazing job here.
Cannot argue with that at all…Nolan is one of the best 🙂
I agree, I do think Inception is likely to be the Nolan film people will return to over the years. But I do love The Prestige…that’s my favourite of his films.
No one has chosen The Prestige for FCM Round 2 yet, Dan…just saying 😉