Over the weekend I saw the movie Inception. Twice. Coming from a person who doesn't often see a movie twice, especially while still in the theater, that is high praise. So without a lot of spoilers, let me break down what I loved about this film.
The way Christopher Nolan constructed the story is amazing. It's complex without being impossible to understand. The revelations are so well-timed that you get just enough and never too much, which is a difficult art. He manages to separate the literal layers of the story quite masterfully and the viewer is led on an incredible journey.
The special effects are awesome, the acting is great, but really, it's the way the story is told that makes the movie brilliant.
And when you have a moment in your movie, that a collective theater of people says, "OH!" then you have done something extraordinary.
There are many other elements that I'd love to talk about, but I don't want to reveal too much. So just see it. Twice, if you want to.