Robert Angier: I need something impossible.
Nikola Tesla: You’re familiar with a phrase ‘Man’s reach exceeds his grasp’? It’s a lie. Man’s grasp exceeds his nerve. Society only tolerates one change at time. The first time I changed the world I was hailed as a visionary. The second time I was asked politely to retire. And so here I am. Enjoying “retirement.” Nothing is impossible, Mr. Angier. What you want is simply expensive.
I feel like 2010 has been a relatively slow year for movies. It’s almost universally acknowledged that this has been one of the worst movie summers ever. There are only about two or three films that have already been released this year that I’ve yet to see that I actually really want to see. That being said, there has also only been three films released this year that are even close to Best Picture quality: Shutter Island, Toy Story 3 and Inception. If the Academy is really going to keep having ten slots in that category, Hollywood is going to have to do a lot better than only three great films in a matter of seven months. I love all three of these films. Toy Story 3 made my whole family cry, including my 59-year-old father. I still can’t decide if I liked Shutter Island more or Inception more. The thing is both movies are full of great performances, but Shutter Island is really about Leo’s performance, whereas Inception felt like a true ensemble piece. I think I’m going to have to see Inception one more time before I can make that decision.
Spoilers may lurk after the cut.
This is the movie I’ve been waiting for all year. It also topped the reader poll I posted this week of the most anticipated movie of the year. The cast list is to die for. The trailer is phenomenal. And the posters have been amazing thus far. But these two new posters are probably my favorite. A big thanks to CinemaBlend for these posters.
Second poster after the cut.