Teaser Trailer: Inception

on Tuesday, December 29, 2009
While everyone is squeeing with delight at the new teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Inception', I'm pretty much shrugging my shoulders for the time being.

I was actually more excited by the original teaser. "What's the most resilient parasite? An idea." is a line reminiscent of 'The Matrix' but unlike 'The Matrix', this line is so awful, it even outdoes the bit where Jaden Smith tries to act all whiney and wants to go home in the new 'Karate Kid' trailer (which actually looks okay otherwise).

Ellen Page screaming "WAKE ME UP! WAKE ME UP!" was possibly the most annoying thing about this trailer. But that's probably just my personal taste. I've always had a love/hate thing with Ellen Page and I fear the worst already. Nonetheless, the other dialogue in the trailer is equally under par, at times emphasised by the hilariously melodramatic delivery.

However, it was just a teaser. Without the proper context (still not entirely sure what 'Inception' is actually about) and with Nolan's track record, it's unfair to judge too harshly at this point. And the visual imagery was stunning. Indeed, the trailer is worth watching simply for the moment when Leonardo Di Caprio and Ellen Page discover that the streets and buildings ahead are slowly enveloping them from above.

Thanks to FirstShowing.net for the embeddable trailer.

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