As a member of Warner Home Video super exclusive Blu Ray Elite team I get access to some of the greatest movies ever made. My mission is to tell you how these movies fit in the life of a Dad.
It’s kind of funny that I recieved Inception along with The Matrix as my first taste of the Warner Home Video Blu Ray Elite progam. Both movie kind of blow your mind away, this time Inception creates the ultimate heist movie but instead of stealing money from banks they are stealing ideas in dreams. The concept is great but I think the execution is even better thanks to the genius of Christopher Nolan, when you add in the Batman movies and his earlier work like Memento you realize he has fashioned quite an impressive career for himself.
Dad Factor: High. Great movie, though this is no mindless movie, be ready to put your thinking cap on…and ask yourself how deep you would go to see your own kids again?
Kid Factor: Low. Way too high level thinking for the little ones and the time it would take to explain the movie would probably take longer than the movie itself. Let’s put it this way, D has graduated college and has a master’s degree she has trouble understanding my explanation of the plot of the movie. (Yup, she still has not seen the movie maybe now that we own it.) Then again it might be that I just didn’t understand it either!
Date Factor: Low. Like I said before, when it take a couple of tries to explain the plot that might not be the best movie to see with a girl no matter how cool the movie is. It is pretty hard to convice a lady to see a sci fi movie, doesn’t make for the right impression…unless you found her at comic-con it may not play out well.
Cool Blu Ray Features: With so many soon to be iconic scene it is great to see behind the scene films and commentaries from the cast and crew that created them. Another feature that I enjoyed was the extensive looks at dream research with one of my favorite actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for some reason he reminds me of one of those early hollywood stars he even looks a little like Fred Astaire.
Bottom Line: If a movie was ever destined for the wonders of High Definition audio and visual this is it. This movie needs a big screen and great speakers, but even on a small screen the story and features are well worth it.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie on Blu Ray for my participation in the Warner Brothers Blu Ray elite program. These are my unbiased opinions.