Chris Nolan’s Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures film has made $201.7M in 19 days.
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I love that this movie has become a hit. I can imagine a lot of eyes secretly rolling at WB when this was greenlit to keep Chris Nolan happy so that he would continue Batman. How they must have been shocked that a smart, original high concept movie with a big budget behind it could succeed. I’m now going back to touch up my own high concept script that I shelved years ago because Inception came through both in box office and acclaim.
Hooray for Inception! I worked with Inception and he is one of the kindest, most inspiring people in the industry. He really deserves this.
I’ve worked with McG before and he was very very kind. It’s also a shame he makes horrible films, and is a complete idiot.
Yes, let’s all go write a non-sensical, self-indulgent, pretentious script and hope the audience ignores all our shortcuts, false motivation, inflated stakes and broken rules and just believes if they don’t understand it, that it must be brilliant.
Let’s all make sure we distract them with stellar special effects and hope it makes them forget that the script is a stinker.
This movie is a prime example of why getting powerful enough to do exactly what you want in a film is not always a good thing.
Cool story bro.
I prefer this movie to the flood of lazy remakes and ‘disrespectful to the source material’ adaptations that have taken over the industry over the past decade.
I also prefer it to the flood of lazy remakes but still think Inception is tremendously overrated. On the other hand it was at least something different.
meh. i prefer good movies, which are usually never big budget anyways. the last relatively big budget movie i LOVED was zodiac – which had a 70 million budget and you never would have noticed. everything else is just bombastic, overrated trite… or just plain crap (read: all those remakes and crappy adaptations you’re spaeking of).
@”Mal is a dumb name” It’s funny that, according to this story that you’re trolling on, literally millions and millions of people completely disagree with you. Are you just envious that your script has been passed on by another studio, and you’re taking it out on the one guy who has been the most commercially and critically successful auteur over the last 5 years? Don’t be jealous, bro. You’ll get there, some day.
RabsMash – First, please confirm that every film to which millions and millions of people have ever flocked to are ALL movies that you agree were worthy of the attention. I highly doubt it. Please don’t make an argument that you, yourself, would disagree with. You certainly have an opinion of films independent of the box office numbers.
I am far from envious of this script. I am gravely disappointed in it. Because I actually loved Memento, and really enjoyed The Dark Knight. I am not a Chris Nolan hater by any stretch.
But this movie is a train wreck so full of plot holes and shortcuts that people in my theater were laughing it at. And yes, I live in Los Angeles, but I was born and raised in the Midwest.
And I think we deserve better.
oh please… so *you* don’t get the appeal? fine, but to suggest people only liked it because they’ve deluded themselves due to some need on their part to feel smart shows what a snobby prick you are. it’s not perfect, but the movie was a damn good time, and yes, smarter than the dreck we’ve been bombarded with this summer.
This comment is sweet. At least you can never please everybody, meaning there might even always be a healthy, if not altogether confusing slice of pie for everybody!
I just love that you even bothered to slam this film.
Love it when LA people pretend like they’re smarter than others. Uh-huh.
Go write a movie as good as clever as “Inception” and then we’ll talk.
Oh, garcon, On your way, stop to re-fill my ice tea.
Yeah, I know, you’re really an actor but I don’t care. I’m thirsty.
So what is your measure of success? An obscure movie that no one is interested in seeing but is self-pretentious enough that someone like you can only assume no one else wanted to see it because you are *so* much smarter than the rest of the stupid world?
Like it, hate it, obviously Inception did a lot right, everything it needed to to become incredibly popular. If you whine and refuse to recognize that you just sound petty and jealous.
Gurv – Who said anything about success? Obviously the movie is successful financially (or soon will be). But as I’m sure you’ll agree, the judgment of quality of a film to each viewer is almost always unrelated to its box office numbers.
I also thought the script to Twilight was utter garbage. Am I wrong just because it did great at the box office? I thought 500 Days of Summer was a really great film, and while it did very well financially it was not even nominated for Best Picture? Am I wrong again?
I am not refusing to recognize that it’s popular, but I’d argue that the full-on marketing, the casting, the timing, the director’s history, and the utter string of mediocre films that have been forced on the public before it have more to do with Inception doing well than anything else.
Movies have been so bad for so long, that now films like this are called great?
But hey, when you’re starving, I guess you’ll eat bugs, right?
Well said, Mal is a dumb name!! I’m glad the movie is successful because it is ambitious and it’s a genre I particularly like, but these people who fawn over it like it’s the second coming are ridiculous. It is a flawed film and there are legitimate criticisms to be made if the childish Nolan acolytes weren’t too emotionally stunted to hear them and discuss them. Go back and watch Dark Knight; it has the same problems, like no character development and a structurally clumsy script. At least you care a little about Leo’s and Marion’s relationship as opposed to Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes, which was dead on the page and the screen.
Did Inception really pass the $200 million mark — or is everyone staring at it because …. it’s entered someone else’s dream space?
This movie has better legs than Blake Lively.
it took Inception and Toy Story 3 to wash The A-Team and Airbender from my memory.
Jesus, we finally get an original piece of work and people are still bitching.
Stop Hating – Original? Within the first two minutes of the film my friend turned to me and said “Where is Morphias?”
It’s an odd conceptual cluster of The Matrix, Shutter Island, Dreamscape, and for some reason The A-Team.
Some of the special effects were different and interesting, but let’s not go overboard and claim it was all that original.
Sounds like your friend isn’t too bright. You know what they say about the company you keep. I guess that’s why you cite an offhand remark as a valid critique. See the film with someone who is able to distinguish between Inception and the Matrix.
Its a long movie with lots of explosions of fire, intelligent ideas, machine gun spray, and car accidents with violence. The best, most reliable entry to date in a genre, even imaginative. Excellent cast.
I mean it is sorta like “The Matrix” in that the characters had to plug up to some gadget. Other than that I loved the movie. It was smart and the ending was phenomenal.
I thought it was a good movie. Can’t anybody just appreciate a movie any more? You all have to have so many opinions… Obviously no one really cares what you think. It made money and is still being raved about. Gimmie-a-break.
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