Saturday, July 31, 2010


It took me several hours to finally remember the name of the movie I went to see last night.  I kept forgetting it.  I didn't even know what the word meant until the movie was nearly over.  

If you liked "The Matrix", you might like this one.  It has the same surreal/alternate reality theme, fast pace, loud music and a certain "je ne sais quois".  Actually I do "sais quois"...I do know what it is:  they purposely tried to keep the audience in the dark for as long as possible. 

What does it mean?
Why did that happen?
What is he talking about?
Is this in the past or the future?
What level are they in now?
Who/what is Mol?

And then the ending!!!!  

We were falling asleep and still talking about it.  We woke up and the first thing on our minds was, "he woke up on the beach, so that means....."   The best part of last night's "dinner and a movie" was the dinner. 

Could it be that we were just wrung out with too much emotional upheaval the last week?  Maybe focusing on life and death reality would have been more therapeutic than science-fiction diversion.  Where is Walt Disney when you need a feel-good, rollicking good time?


Pat Tillett said...

If you couldn't become distracted by it, then the movie didn't do it's job very well! I'm going to see it because I like special effects and sci-fi...I also saw a trailer that showed a guy "falling" down a hallway. I actually have that phobia. It's not extreme, but when I walk down a long hall (like in a hotel) I get the sense that I'm walking down hill, and sometimes I feel like I'm looking "down" the hallway, instead of down the hallway. if you know what I mean...LOL
Maybe if you saw the movie at a later date, it would have seemed better...

Unknown said...

My husband and I have been thinking about seeing this. Everyone we know raves about it, but we don't get out to the movies much so when we do, we don't want to waste it! :-)

Jennifer Farris said...

From everything I've heard, it sounds like it would drive me absolutely NUTS. Thanks for your thoughts on it!

Jennifer :)

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Ramblings of a Woman said...

I wrote a nice post and my computer or blogger ate it I believe! Wanted to say first of all sorry about your dear friend!
And Inception was a great movie, kept you guessing til the end!
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