A red flag was the running time of 148 minutes; for 90 minutes, this was a fine film.
The next warning of disaster was the fourth and fifth additional premises. When a science fiction or psychological drama adds a new set of rules every ten minutes, things are not going to end well.
Superman can fly and be harmed by kryptonite. The audience can accept these general concepts and enjoy the story.
“Inception” just comes up with a new set of rules and goes off on a new tangent every other scene. So, Superman can’t fly on Tuesdays and kryptonite won’t harm him if he drank orange juice for breakfast.
Wonderful acting, marvelous special effects and a fine basic plot are ruined by wandering, incomprehensible subplots and video game type violence for the sake of violence.
I am giving it two stars for the excellent beginning.
You could leave the theatre after 90 minutes and avoid seeing this dream movie become a nightmare.
AGAIN, THE CAST IS REALLY MARVELOUS, BUT DIRECTOR/WRITER CHRISTOPHER NOLAN JUST DROPPED THE BALL BY OVERWRITING THE ENTIRE SECOND HALF OF THE STORY. LESS WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN ENOUGH. SOMEONE NEEDED TO
STEP IN AND SAY - "CUT AND THAT'S A WRAP."
THE SAME ADVICE I GAVE TO DIRECTOR JAMES MANGOLD OF
"KNIGHT AND DAY."