I rarely watch movies these days. Two weeks ago though, I had to find time to watch Inception. Why? Because everyone has been raving about it. Phrases like “mind fuck”, “must watch”, “worth it” are words I’ve seen in my Twitter timeline about the movie. Even in my facebook, everyone has been talking about it. I couldn’t help but wonder why, so I asked my friend Rhona if she was free to watch it with me.
In two words – Totally superb! Everyone should really go out and catch this movie. If it’s not showing anymore then go buy the DVD once it comes out. One of the best movies I’ve watched! Christopher Nolan is just pure genius! He has directed, produced & even written about Inception.
The movie is well-casted as well, here are the stars & their roles:
- Leonardo DiCaprio – Dominic Cobb (extractor)
- Marion Cotillard – Mallorie Cobb (wife)
- Ellen Page – Ariadne (architect)
- Ken Watanabe – Saito (tourist)
- Cillian Murphy – Robert Fischer (the mark)
- Joseph Gordon Levitt – Arthur (the point man)
- Tom Hardy – Eames (forger)
- Dileep Rao – Yusuf (chemist)
If you search the word inception in the dictionary, you would find it to mean start or commencing. In the movie, it has a different meaning, using dreams to implant an idea. That’s basically the core of the movie, Cobb was hired by Saito to perform inception on Fischer. Saito as a corporate rival to Fischer’s father who wanted Fischer to break up his father’s empire.
The project is risky considering that Cobb is known to perform extraction (using dreams to steal ideas) not inception. Cobb forms a team to make the inception successful: Ariadne, Arthur, Eames & Yusuf. Each of which performs a role. They planned it to have multiple dreams within each other thus making it dangerous. If one of them dies in the act, they will then be sent in a limbo dream where their minds will be stuck for an indefinite time.
Some of them did die in the dream and went into limbo. The thing is, at the end of the movie, Cobb was reunited w/ his kids (payment to him by completing the project). We were all left thinking if Cobb was still dreaming or was already in reality. If you already watched Inception, what do you think?
My rating for Inception: 5 out of 5 stars.