Now, Inception is a pretty awesome movie. Nevertheless, I was a little disappointed - the last movie I had fallen completely in love with had been Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, so I guess I was hoping for something a bit more like that. Inception isn't; at it's heart, it's a light-hearted caper movie. I was also disappointed at the stability of dreamworlds, although there is an in-world explanation for that (see the Inception JustBugsMe page for an explanation). Still, wouldn't the movie have been more fun with a bit of Michel Gondry imaginative styles, or a Terry Gilliam vividness?
Oh, and while I'm complaining, did the music have to be that loud?
And ... that's about it. The story is a fantastically imaginative romp, you are (as promised) on the edge of your seat from start to finish, and there's tons of crazy plot threads which all tie together by the end, more or less. I spent too much of the movie anticipating a trick ending, though, which is why I hope to see it again this weekend sans overanalysis.
Incidentally, did you know that the terms "the pledge", "the turn" and "the prestige" from The Prestige were entirely made up by the novel's writer, Christopher Priest? There's not a lot of people who know that.