Monday Movie Review - Inception vs. Salt

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's been about 9048509384509834 years since I did a Monday Movie Review, so I figured I'd give you guys a two-fer today! So, I've seen two great movies in the past two weekends, and I couldn't decide which to review on here, so I decided I'm just going to review reviews, of course, because if I review both, you'll be reading forever.

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
Taken from IMDB.

Two minutes into Inception, I was completely confused, but because this flick is directed by the all-too-awesome Christopher Nolan, I knew I had to give it a completely fair chance. After a few minutes of sheer perplexity, Inception started to take shape in a world that's both in our dreams and warping reality. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, just to name a few, Inception is a story about just how hard it is to plant an untraceable idea in someone's mind.


As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"
Taken from IMDB.

Salt was one of those movies I heard so much hype about, but had absolutely no clue what it was going to be about. That said, I was extremely excited to see Angelina Jolie in an action movie again because, let's be honest, I was quite the fan of Lara Croft Anyhoo, the movie is jam-packed with action, and it definitely keeps you on your toes through the whole thing. Co-starring Liev Schreiber, this movie was definitely fun and intense.

The bottom line? I give Inception a 5 out of 5 because it was so incredible, and the ending just killed me...absolutely killed me and blew my mind. Salt gets a strong 4 out of 5 because, while fun, it's not a completely original idea, but it's definitely entertaining.

Have you seen either movie (or both)? What did you think?


  1. I can't wait to see Inception. Great reviews!

  2. Man... another Inception review and I still haven't got the chance to go watch it yet :(( I've a strong feeling that I'll end up going to cinema on my own, watching this movie as NO ONE appears to have interest to go watch it with me, Grrr...

  3. Loved Inception! That movie blew my mind...Salt sounds really great too, I'll have to go see it :)

  4. I had Salt predicted about halfway through. That's probably the only reason why I liked Inception more. Both were great movies though!

  5. I loooved Inception! I was confused at first, too, but soon everything made sense. And I agree - that ending was cruel! Such a good movie. I haven't seen Salt yet, but I'll end up watching it soon enough.

  6. i really want to see inception, but not so much on salt, i'm not an angie fan.

  7. Not a big fan of Joline, but Inception sounds amazing. Thanks for your reviews.

  8. Thanks for these great reviews. I'm not a DiCaprio fan, but I like Nolan. So both of these films are on my MUST see list...hopefully soon. :)


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