Movie – Inception [REVIEW] – The Dream Is Real

IMDB Rating: 8,8/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page

Christopher Nolan is a director who has a very genius idea through his films. Call it like Memento that makes the audience play his mind because of this movie. If Memento is a film that has a very genius idea, then Inception will also say that. Back in 2010, that year was indeed filled with really cool movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Black Swan, Shutter Island, Despicable Me, and Toy Story 3. That year was filled with a lot of really cool movies, especially Inception that brought its audience with a very different experience compared to other films.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, and Dileep Rao in Inception (2010)

“Inception,” tells about a shrewd thief named Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) who always performs his actions in the subconscious of a dream person. Together with his partner Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), they enter a state of mind when the person is in a dream. This ability is often referred to as extraction. Because of their action, Saito (Ken Watanabe) is amazed because of Cobb’s ability and provide a more tough task that is to instill an idea in a person’s mind or so-called inception.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ken Watanabe in Inception (2010)

If by just reading the synopsis may be somewhat difficult to understand because this movie does have the essence of a very important story. In this film is also definitely Leonardo DiCaprio role in this movie let alone he plays here as a dream thief. To watch this movie also required a very high concentration level like watching other thriller films like Memento. Inception is a genius film that is strong evidence to crown Christopher Nolan as the most genius director.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Berenger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, and Ken Watanabe in Inception (2010)

In addition, Nolan is also very meticulous in choosing the actors. Call it like Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, and Tom Hardy. The actors have indeed made the audience amazed by their names. Nothing stands out and nothing is lacking when all the actors play in this movie. All presented so well balanced. Not to mention the special effects that look smooth in it with the soundtrack that makes the audience beat faster.

Overall, although I don’t write much for this movie, you better watch it yourself rather than having to find out what else is in this movie. This is a masterpiece that can be phenomenal, although this movie I also watch twice to be understood. Fans of Christopher Nolan films certainly love this movie, especially for movie fans with a very complicated story in it and the best actors in it.


Movie – Premium Rush [REVIEW] – Ride Like Hell

IMDB Rating: 6,5/10
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: David Koepp
Writer: John Kamps
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez

How about a movie that’s about someone who’s being chased by the police and using a bicycle? Perhaps, it is very rare to get a movie like that. But this movie says “no”. Someone who used a bicycle while he was chased again by police on the highway. Moreover, if riding fixie bikes are pretty hard. I once rode a fixie bike and it was pretty hard for a regular bike. Moreover, if the speed can be up to 5-6 gear.


Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a bike courier in Manhattan. A bicycle courier service is needed in Manhattan because an item can deliver up very quickly and immediately. Wilee is very different from other couriers. If some bike couriers use bikes with 5 to 6 gear with brakes, Wilee prefers Fixie bikes with gear 1 without brakes but has a great speed. Passing urban Manhattan at incredible speed, Wilee suddenly receives a mysterious package requested by his ex-friend named Nima (Jamie Chung). Wilee was even being chased by a corrupt policeman named Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon) to hand his an envelope.

This film is very clear because it focuses on the Thriller genre filled with scenes of the chase. The only difference, the theme he raised about a bicycle courier who was chased by the police. When compared to fixie bikes with mountain bikes, I better choose mountain bikes. The fixie bike requires us to pedal the bike incessantly, while the mountain bikes are not. In this film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows his skill how a person is pedaling a bicycle with wind speeds to avoid using brakes.


This film has a very dark impression and very bleak like other Thriller movies. Cinematography used is High-key lighting, style with very bright and bright depiction. Due to the high-key lighting, the aura of the Thriller film is not felt at all. However, David Koepp managed to set the course of the film to be very tense for the audience. The use of the camera is also very smooth when following the fast speed of movement Wilee so that the audience will be carried as if was on a bicycle as well.

Premium Rush uses a nonlinear storyline. The plot is what makes this film also has a little thriller sensation. The audience will initially be shown a scene where Wilee crashed into a taxi and was badly injured. Since then, the story will reverse how Wilee got caught in the event. The storyline of this film is very similar to Reservoir Dogs or other non-linear films. But I can say this movie is very similar to Reservoir Dogs.


Overall, for you Action-Thriller fans I would suggest watching this movie. Especially for fans who really like the nonlinear film. The film is also arguably still has shortcomings, especially the storyline that looks simple. However, his cinematography masks the deficiency. So, this movie is very interesting and entertaining to watch.