Puppet The Critic Show – Inception 1:Minute Review

CURNBLOG is proud to welcome the latest member of our team, Puppet! Puppet has been a filmmaker for the last thirteen years, and has a passion for approaching online film criticism from a filmmaker’s perspective. More than this, his reviews are informed by a deep knowledge of film theory. In fact, he’s quite possibly the foremost non-human film critic in the world today.

Each week, Puppet will release a short but insightful film review for either a classic or contemporary film. On top of this, once a month he’ll release a deep-dive review focusing on a particular film’s themes and aesthetics. Most excitingly of all, he is our first video blogging contributor.

This week, Puppet focuses on unraveling the mysteries of Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Is it all a dream? Is it reality? In his safe hands, we’ll soon have all the answers we need.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you at movies. I prefer viewing them at a movie theater, but if for some reason you have to watch Eraserhead on your iPhone, I’d love to hear about your experience.

For more from Puppet, be sure to check him out at his home base at Puppet: The Critic Show.

Hello and welcome to Puppet The Critic Show! Being a filmmaker for the past 13 years, Puppet wants to approach film criticism for the web from a filmmaker's POV, with a focus on film theory.

4 thoughts on “Puppet The Critic Show – Inception 1:Minute Review

  1. While your point is most valid, have you read the online posts contradicting that theory? I believe they say in the film, once you touch someone else’s totem, it becomes useless? Nolan came out in a Guardian review saying that he wants you to get lost in your subjectivity, which we seem to most enjoy!

  2. I agree that people are looking in the wrong direction because they want to be fooled, since everybody is watching the top at the end to see if it tips. However, the top isn’t Dom’s, it’s Mal’s. Dom’s item is his ring: in a dream, he has it on, in reality, he has it off. In the last scene: no ring! Which means… it’s real life. Furthermore, the end is the only time he sees his kids’ faces in the film which reiterates the idea that the final scene is real and not a dream:) but hey, just a theory

  3. Or perhaps it doesn’t matter whether it is real or a dream because Cobb is actually Leonardo DiCaprio standing in front of artificial backdrops and green screens while pretending the entire time. And perhaps Leo is dreaming. The cycle goes on and on.

  4. Most enjoyable. I found myself admiring the way the mouth of the puppet synchronised with the speech, and lost track of what was being said about the film!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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