Inception Park Takes Over Buenos Aires
February 17, 2012
Everyone remembers “Inception” for one reason: that scene when the architect (annoyingly named Ariadne) initiates a series of gravity-defying acrobatics that bend the center of Paris on itself, entire boulevards of Haussmannian tenements craned up to the sky and flipped over like flapjacks. The same thrill of that sequence, which made up most of the film’s fun for the majority of moviegoers, is what also makes “Inception Park” so delightful. Shot in Buenos Aires, the film begins as a visual postcard of the city’s touristic destinations, before devolving, without any warning, into fantastic flights of fancy. Levitating theme-park rides whoosh unsupported down, past, and through clusters of historic buildings, public squares, and parks, while giant trays of strapped-in thrillseekers rotate at a stomach-turning rate.
[Via The Atlantic Video]