Inception review anticipation is all around the Web today. The Inception review embargo will be lifted in hours, as Inception reviews will finally arrive over a week after critics saw it. Usually, when studios ask critics to hold off on posting reviews, it means the film is awful. But the reason they were delayed in this case may be because of the intense secrecy around the movie. However, would-be audiences are impatient to learn more, as they have been for months. Therefore, the first Inception review flood will arrive soon, as everyone will finally see if word is as great as they hope.
Ever since the first puzzling tease for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight follow-up came out, bloggers and geeks have been on-edge. The fact that Nolan is directing it, and has Leonardo DiCaprio leading a well-known cast, is one thing. Yet, the secrecy about the movie, and the mind-bending images in the trailers, have made fans impatient for July 16 to come.
Hopes are so high that Inception review comments are as anticipated as the film itself. Audiences expect nothing less than greatness, and are praying that the film itself isn’t a disappointment – like almost everything else this summer. They were even more anxious when Warner Brothers put an embargo on critics after they went to a screening last weekend.
The one Inception review that got through was from Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, who was also the first to review and praise The Dark Knight. Like with Nolan’s last epic, Travers gave Inception 3 ½ stars, and had little but praise for it. He also confirmed suspicions that it may be “too smart” for many people, and that the film’s big ideas will take two viewings to digest.
The big question today is whether other Inception review rulings will say the same. Judging by the little word of mouth that has leaked, it seems today’s reviews will be positive at least. However, will they rise up to the kind of praise Nolan got for The Dark Knight and Memento, or will it be judged as merely good and nothing more?
Given the high standards for Nolan, and the very low standards of summer 2010, merely good Inception review comments would be disappointing. Since this is the last hope for this season, and is actually based on original ideas, nothing less than the best live action film of the year is expected.
Thus far, indications are that the reviews will live up to all the hype. CHUD’s Devin Faraci already hinted that the film redeems the summer, and word is that Empire Magazine gave it five stars already. The rest of today’s reviews will come in at no later than 6 p.m. est tonight.
Afterward, more Inception review scores will come in on July 13, when the rest of the critics view it. By then, it will be three days until the movie finally opens for everyone else.
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