14 – Inception (2010)

Osama Bin Laden would have loved Cobbs reality.

Osama Bin Laden would have loved Cobbs reality.

Inception.Fuck yeah.Now that’s a film.The first time i watched this was with my brother,Alex,and his wife.Just as the credits started rolling he stood up and said “What a fucking load of shit” or something to that effect and left the room.It is a bit of a tricky one to take all in with a first viewing.Even now with this being about the 3rd or 4th time watching it i found it to be mesmerizing and amazing.Chris Nolan hats off to you.I’ll try to describe the plot but probably won’t do it justice enough.Inception is a sci-fi film where it’s possible to enters a persons mind while they are dreaming to steal valuable information,however you can also plant an idea,inception, but this is really tricky. Di Capaccino as Cobb is tasked with planting an idea in the head of the heir to an energy super company thing. Kato,the guy who wants to break up the company,hires Cobb and promises him he’ll expunge his criminal record in the U.S. so he can fly home and see his kids.Cobb gets a team together and everything goes off like a dream,within a dream,within a dream within a dream.Or does it?The visuals are excellent,the cast are damn near perfect,bar Michael Caine who i wouldn’t have bothered with.I just read some of the trivia from IMDB and Brad Pitt was almost the lead,would it have made a difference?I’m not sure.Also Nolans second original script,the rest being franchises or remakes.Fuck,lets get another together mate.

IMDB RATING      –     8.7
MY RATING     –    9.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  DEFO ONE OF MY TOP 5 FILMS.

151 – Warrior (2011)

is that the same buck from terminator 4?

is that the same buck from terminator 4?

There’s been quite a few fight films on the list so far;Rocky , The Wrestler and i think one more but this is by far the best fight movie I’ve ever seen.It pretty much has it all,the troubled fighter,the under dog and a few other bits and pieces.Warrior follows journey of two estranged brothers who compete in a winner takes all mixed martial arts competition.Both with different reasons for competing.One brother is doing it out of necessity as he’s lost his job and the bank is going to take the house.The other is doing it out of obligation because his ‘brother’ he served with in Iraq was killed and he wants to give the money to his widow and two kids.Nick Nolte stars as their dad,a stellar performance,who was an alcoholic and cause the brothers to be separated when they were 16.Tom Hardy does an excellent portrayal of a man full of hate.Good casting.Heart wrenching stuff.The only one thing i would change in the film would be the montage half was through,i’d cut about 2 minutes out of it.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     8.7
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  A FIVE PIECE OF WORK.NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THE DIRECTOR BEFORE.