The release of Inception has come and gone, and during it's peak release we've had many proclaiming it as a "genuine masterpiece", but some have even changed their opinions after many repeated viewings and months passed. I know I got caught in the hype too (as with all movies that have big followings), though the excitement novelty has worn off a bit (I'm sure it will come back with the Blu-Ray release).
My brother, who has a very great taste in movies, showed me the trailer and I was absolutely intrigued. Recently watched Memento and absolutely fell in love with Chris Nolan. From the trailer it seemed like something VERY big. but I didn't quite know what to expect, I had no outline of the story, no picture of what was going to happen. But I was always a fan of lucid dreaming and I was excited as hell. There wasn't really a hype in our country, I just went in expecting a Chris Nolan movie, which is a pretty big expectation, which it exceeded very well. And of course, my opinion didn't change. It's a masterpiece. Period.