Inception

I finally rented Inception today and I am so glad that I finally got to see this movie. I’m usually late when it comes to seeing movies since we don’t go out to the theater as much as we used to but I say better late than never.

I think the concept was great, although I don’t know if I would want to spend 50 years in my own mind (or anyone else’s for that matter) even if it’s really only 5 minutes in the real world. That’s just too much for me to handle. Then again you can learn many skills in 50 years that you can take back with you in the real world. Or you can spend another 50 more years with someone who only has minutes to live.

Welcome back to the real world.

Once you got used to the idea of what was going on in the movie it became easier to understand what was happening. They went into so many dreams within dreams and what was going on in the previous dream was also sort of happening in the dream they were currently in. Does that make sense?

The special effects were really good, especially when the one end of the city started to fold over until the buildings were on top of the other buildings and they were all connected like they were supposed to fit that way as if they were legos. Then the scene in the hotel where he was floating all over the hallway, that looked fun, it was sort of like swimming in the air.

If there were that many people trying to kill me in a dream, I don’t think I would want to stay very long in that world. Then again I guess if I were invading someones mind like that then that’s all I could expect right?

The very end was a mystery, the top, it was spinning but didn’t stop. If that happens in a dream then that means you aren’t in the real world, if it stops then you are ok. Is this an opening to a sequel?

It was a great movie and it won lots of Oscars (from what I hear) and I’m glad I finally got to see it. I don’t have a Blu-Ray so I don’t know if it has any extras but the DVD that I rented from the RedBox had no extras on it. I would love to have seen some bonus features but that’s ok.

I would say that the DVD is a “rent” but not a “buy” but if the Blu-Ray has bonus then buy because it’s a good movie to see a few times, especially if it takes you awhile to wrap your head around movies like this.

Gay Kiss in True Blood

Last night during True Blood there was something that was probably very shocking to some viewers of the show.  Lafayette and his mothers male nurse Jesus shared a kiss in his car.  Then they went to Lafayette’s house and started to kiss before drug dealers bashed in all the windows of his brand new car that Eric bought for him as a gift.

At first I was giddy because I was happy for Lafayette for finally being able to have a boyfriend but then I started to think, that was a very risky thing for the show to do.  It’s one thing to have a gay character but then to have him flaunt it on screen might drive some of the viewers away.  I along with the entire gay community who actually watch the show were probably so thrilled to see this happen but I can just imagine all the clicking sounds of the remote control in all the anti-gay homes.

I’m sure the writers knew what they were getting into when they wrote that into the script and I applaud them for that.  However, many people out there are still very anti-gay and would probably ban watching the show henceforth.

I personally love that there is not only a gay character but he’s getting action on screen.  Good for him, good for True Blood, good for us who care to see that on our tv’s.  It shows that if straight people are bold enough to push their sexuality in our gay faces that we should be able to do the same thing and get away with it just as they have gotten away with it since the inception of television.

Unfortunately, when Jesus found out that Lafayette was a drug dealer who dealt not only Crystal Meth but also “V” (vampire blood), the date was over, he wanted to be driven back to Merlotte’s for his car so he can leave.  Oh well, it didn’t last very long.  Maybe Lafayette will get another love interest in the show in the future.