I find it strange that Inception spent 20 minutes showing the viewer all the cool ways to bend reality (rolling up Paris, fooling around with impossible architecture) and then spent the next two hours building a heist that employed NONE of these tricks. Why did we need to see Paris folding up? It was cool, but the characters didn't even bother to use these abilities when it actually counted. Except for one hardly-satisfying Penrose stair in the hotel dreamworld, the entire movie was played as straight as your typical heist movie (read: Oceans Eleven). Why weren't Dom and Ariadne and Co. screwing with the laws of physics to make their job easier? The film's rationale was that the stranger the circumstances of the dream, the more likely the projections will realize and start to attack. I don't buy it: seems like the projections were attacking anyway. The job would have been a whole lot easier (especially in the snow world) if they had used their abilities. So that's what Inception is: Ocean's Eleven for people who like to pretend they're watching imaginative movies.
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