I just watched this movie yesterday. I must say, it was brilliantly done. At first I found it nearly impossible to know what was going on, and even with July sitting nearby explaining the things that I was confused about, it still took me until about halfway through the movie to understand what was exactly going on. So if you watch this movie for the first time, have someone who has watched it watch it with you so that they can say, "Yes, that guy is Arthur. THAT one is not. No, no, that's not even one of the good guys!"
The plot of this is so insane, I can't even begin to try and describe it. Dreams inside of dreams, yet inside of another dream, which takes place in another dream, but this dream leads to limbo, and this dream to reality. It's a maze of confusion, frustration, sadness, and awesomeness. As confusing and hard to follow as it was, I think the director of the film did well to show snippets of things that made you try and figure something out, and then later explain it and make you fall of your chair because the real thing was so different from your prediction.
This movie does have its downfalls, as all movies do. There was a lot of swearing going on during some parts of the film. I do feel like a lot of it was unnecessary, but I also think that it was less than it could have been, and for that I am thankful. This movie also has violence in it. Lots of people shooting guns and killing people. Now, granted, it's more of a BOOM, oh, a person just fell down, kind of shooting as opposed to the blood and guts kind.
I definitely say that this is a movie worth watching. I really liked how it had it's own mystique and suspense to it, and it didn't have some of the same cliche aspects to movies that we see a lot nowadays.
The only part of this movie that I REALLY REALLY HATED was the ending. It leaves you hanging and forces you to come up with your own end to the story. Personally I think quite strongly about how I think the story ends, and I would hate to see it otherwise. I will say no more on that subject, because spoilers are frowned upon.
Now, I shall leave you with this quote, which I thought was really hilarious given the circumstances.
"What are you doing here?"
"Sorry, I thought it was free. Maybe we could share."
That is all.