Inception has been making it to my favorite movie I have ever seen, and pushed E.T. out of the way. With a lot of effort though; I love the little alien that I had seen in the cinema when I was 6 years old.
But Inception is something special; something really amazing.
It is not often that you will find a story-line so well thought out, and a movie so well written and acted as this one. Movies about dreaming and hi-jacking other people's dreams usually feel corny. And here it feels so real that you take it all to be unquestionable. Clearly, the people writing this movie have covered the tracks so well, that just like the people who get dreams force-fed in the movies, we take it all for reality.
Like a freight-train this movie starts with a slow pace to quickly pick up speed, and instead of leaving it there, adds only more speed to the mix. It never is over-done, but when the movie comes to an end and the pacing slows down again - it is a welcome experience. It is a long movie, but it is a ride that you won't forget.
I like Christopher Nolan's work, and love his style of approaching a story and putting it into a film, but this to me is his masterpiece.