Inception (2010)

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Inception (2010)
  • Time: 148 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Mystery
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine

Storyline:

Dominic Cobb is an industrial spy who instead of breaking into a person’s home, office, or even computer, gets the information he needs by getting into the person’s mind through their dreams. Cobb is also a fugitive who misses his children. Someone approaches Cobb and wants to hire him but instead of getting information out, the man wants Cobb to implant something, a process called ‘inception’, which is not easy to do. Cobb is hesitant to do it but when the man offers to help Cobb go back to his children, Cobb agrees. So he assembles his team but when they begin, there are things Cobb didn’t tell his team that could jeopardize the job and when they occur they’re not sure if they should continue.

One review

  • Inception. What a masterpiece. Christopher Nolan has really outdone himself with this insane concept of people sharing the same dream space and exploring the idea of a ‘dream within a dream’. With Leonardo DiCaprio as the protagonist, Cobb, he puts on a stunning performance, which leaves you speechless and in absolute awe of his uncanny film talent.

    The movie uses layers of dreams to build up the structure of the movie’s plot line, transitioning between each one at alternate stages. With the idea being somewhat unrealistic, the film easily makes up for this through attracting viewers by ensuring that they are eager to uncover the mystery of its non-linear plot line.

    DiCaprio has a unique acting style that he commonly uses in all of his movies. Throughout Inception though, he slotted comfortably into the life of Cobb and conveyed his life both outstandingly and consistently. The way he expresses pain and emotional difficulties is very believable and he connects with the audiences while doing so.

    Nolan has put in an exceptional effort in the construction of his film. I recommend it over most films of its genre but to properly gain the most out of it and to completely understand the plot line, the viewer must be engaged constantly. It is worth seeing it twice, almost three times to grasp its general concept. This film’s themes are also quite complex and thus, attract audiences who enjoy such themes. Personally, I would rate this film a solid 9 out of 10 for the exceptional effort put in by Nolan and for the elaboration on the central idea of the film, people sharing the same dream space.

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