However right or wrong, I tend to use Rotten Tomatoes as a yardstick when it comes to deciding whether I want to watch a movie. They’ve not always been right, for example Enduring Love garnered 61% and when I saw it I would have rather poked a bear in the testicles, an experience would have been far more pleasurable that what I saw on the big screen. In any case, sometimes you don’t want (or need) to read a lengthy dissertation about a movie by some pompous critic, you want to know what people on the street think about it.
Christopher Nolan’s Inception just released this weekend and in case you wanted to forgo the critics’ thoughts (spoiler: they liked it) and opt for opinions in 140 characters or less, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve searched high and low on Twitter, from the mother city to eGoli to Polokwane for what South African tweeple are saying about Inception. You might think our sampling might be confirmation bias, but I assure you it’s not – of the tweets we found, only two people fell asleep and Sentletse Diakanyo from Thought Leader seems to have left before it ended – perhaps he couldn’t hold his pee in any longer.
See a few more reactions after the jump.
Inception is the most engaging film I’ve ever seen, and it might be my new favourite. There, I said it.
#INCEPTION Totally concept-driven movie with oodles of action. I loved it. Jen hated it. Don’t see it in Hyde Park Nu Metro 8. Sound messed.
Let us know your thoughts about the film, but please no spoilers. I’m waiting for Furry Luce to get back into the country before we see it together. Going without her is also like poking a bear in the testicles – it’s just not done.