After years of hearing about how great a movie 'Donnie Darko' was I watched it on satellite one night. Everything I had heard and more was true about that film and luckily the station I watched it on showed it again right afterwards. It was even better the second time.
Now 'Inception' the new film by Christopher Nolan is exactly that same type of movie. Half way through I wanted to go back and watch it from the beginning because I know I missed what exactly was going on. There must have been clues that I missed that would explain how one minute the characters were in a van, the next in a hotel and the next attacking a mountain fortress.
I wasn't annoyed that I couldn't figure things out, I was intrigued and we all know how thin the line separating annoyance and intrigue can be.
For those of you that don't know, the whole film involved a group of individuals who can travel into the dreams of others using some form of technology. Like 'lucid' dreamers, they can move and sometimes change the look and feel and setting of a dream. This is all done to extract information from a person's brain that can then be sold to others for profit.
Even harder to do is 'Inception' which is the IMPLANTATION of an idea into the head of another person while you are in their dreams. All of this brain adventuring has it's risks and it's this risk vs reward universe that this gang of dream stealer's lives in.
This movie is one that will require multiple viewings for me to fully understand and understand it fully is what I want to do. There are so many cool ideas floating around here and I really want to know how Ellen Page knows how to fix things when they go wrong since she is a newby. She should be the audience's tour guide through this maze but she often is just as confused as we are.
I don't get it. But I will one day. And I am sure it will be great.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.