Dom Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.
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When u have Christopher Nolan to make your movie, your movie is not that easy to understand (but in the good way) you will get a lot of twist in your movie even your story was so simple... i mean look at the new trilogy of Batman, Nolan make this movie so unbelievably amazing yet different so all the people from all ages finally can watch Batman which is not childish yet very frightened.. and in this movie you got Dicaprio who i think is one of the best drama actor of all time who always act perfectly in all of his movie, well you get yourself a great & entertaining movie Dude.. :) o yeah Joseph-Gordon is always great as usual...
This is one of the best movies I've seen in years. The story, the characters, the special effects, the stunts, the twists; everything is perfectly planned and executed in a way that makes you really think and will keep you dreaming about it for weeks after you see it. There's not one thing I didn't love about this movie.
Surrealism can appear to be ineffably bizarre, or inquisitively titillating, depending purely on the viewer's intellect. Though the realm of surrealism is highly nebulous and complex, but even a slight attempt at improvisation can sometimes go awry and open a Pandora's Box, making the task highly improbable and nigh impossible. This facet of reality may pose a handicap to the most gifted of the directors, but not to the genius of Christopher Nolan, who not only dabbles with the concept of surrealism, but also ingeniously blends it with the elements of Science Fiction in his latest wonder named Inception. Nolan created a niche for himself a decade back by unleashing a monster of a movie called Memento. He further substantiated his status by conjuring movies like Insomnia, The Prestige, Batman Begins, and The Dark Knight. His unremitting desire for innovation and uncanny craving to foray into the unexplored realms of imagination deservedly earned him an auteur tag, which gave him the carte blanche that a story-teller like Nolan desperately needs. It's highly apparent that Nolan takes every possible advantage of this liberty while filming Inception. Inception is not only dreamlike, but is a dream in itself and is superior to any other thing conceived on the silver screen. With its entwined layers, the movie for the most part serves as an unfathomable riddle and makes multiple viewing extremely essential. It incredibly does extremely well on both the humanistic as well as the technical fronts. In fact, the balance between human emotions and the elements of Science Fiction is so adequate that it's impossible to separate them.
The movie is about a futuristic world where the human mind can be intercepted through dream invasion. Cobb is an expert in the art of extracting information (stealing valuable secrets) from deep within the subconscious in the dream state. His proficiency in extraction is marred by a turmoil that begins with his wife's untimely death. He is forced to live the life of a fugitive away from his children. His only chance for redemption lies with a Japanese tycoon named Saitu, who wants him to do an inception (planting information into someone's mind). In order to accomplish this unprecedented task, Cobb and his team must overcome a labyrinth of unforeseeable challenges, where even a slight miss could trap them in a perpetual limbo. Any further revelation would be remissness on my part as the plot is filled with such intricacies that even expatiation would be incapable of justifying its profundity.
Leonardo Dicaprio gives a solid performance in the lead role, following his memorable performance in Shutter Island. He has brilliantly depicted the complexities and limitations of Cobb's enigmatic character highlighting his pain and mental trauma. Marion Cotillard is ravishingly scintillating as Cobb's whimsical wife, Mal. The rest of the cast has given a thorough performance with special mention of Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Inception is incredibly brilliant as a movie and is a breakthrough in contemporary cinema. Nolan's creativity and his unparalleled execution definitely make it an object of great cachet, but whether it would become Buñuel's 'Un chien andalou' or Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' and serve as a prototype for the movies to come is for the time to decide. Irrespectively, Inception is sine qua non not only for an aficionado, but also for the average viewer, who is willing to delve deep enough to savour the delight.
PS: One has to imagine it to believe it. 9/10
'Inception' is one of the most entertainingly clever movies in a long time. DiCaprio and the cast provide uniformly solid performances, not easy given the labyrinthine plot they serve. It is wonderous to look at for the art design and the visual effects. A marvelous film!
Oh my, we did not expect such a cool story line. There was a bit of cheese for the simple minded folks, but everything fit together so well that it keeps you thinking about it for days after seeing it. You may enjoy this more at home where you can pause or use subtitles because of the scope of the story line is ever changing. I always thought Dicaprio was one of those actors you love to hate or hate to love but he is always brilliant in everything he does and this movie will not let you down.If you didnt like it, you may be too simple to understand the whole concept and story. Just a warning, If you did not take an SAT or scored below an 800 or if you feel like watching cars go around in a circle all day, is entertainment, you probably will not like it. Stick to American Idol, your feeble brain will handle it better.
This Movie like most, if not all humans is different, misleading, compelling and a mystery. I think to really grasp the concept of 'inception' you have to mentally be in a certain stage in your life, where you understand that there are many different views in the world. and before you either fall for them or dismiss them, you question every single ideas that is represented to you...generally speaking.
for the success of this well choreographed film I commend the director for his witty ability to get his audience to rethink what they've known their whole lives. whilst doing this he gets us to question and investigate his perceived idea that planting a concept in your head when your asleep can affect your actions/decisions when you wake. although this movie is clearly fiction, we are lured into a false sense of security where the director familiarises us with everyday things we unawareingly experience. imagine yourself sleeping on a chair; if someone knocks the chair over and you begin to fall, you wake subconsciously. all the same when you dream about falling off a cliff -lets say- you do wake up or at least jerk, oblivious to the fact hat your in safety of your bed. Nolan uses these ideas to draw us in and we are enabled to relate to them, this gets us thinking that the undo-able maybe is doable.
'Inception' unlike most movies didn't have an essence of a beginning, middle or an end, just a series of events. in most movies the director begins by introducing us to the scenario of the story. He/ She then takes us on a journey where we are completely in sync with the main character and we feel what he feels and we see the storyline's high and low points. where as in 'Inception' Nolan leaves us, I think he does this intentionally; he wants us to comprehend the meaning of the film in our own personal ways. He doesn't want just one storyline he wants as many storyline as there are people watching the film
Altogether, 'Inception' is extremely unique and unlike any other film, on screens. personally I think its the beginning of an exciting era, where more material like this will be produced. I really do recommend this film to people; its a new and innovative take on one man's search for happiness. this movie has it all. A light starter of diverse relationships, a wholesome helping of intensity, a pinch of comedy, with a generous topping of action, finished with beautiful graphics. I'd say its the best destination for a first date.
My husband and I saw this movie (long stretch of the word) last night in the German language. (We live in Germany). At the end of the movie we found out that each of us wanted to leave after the first 20 minutes.
We go to the movies to be entertained. This was not entertainment. Anything but.
Don't waste your money. Poor performances from all involved except for the kids at the end when we finally get to see their faces and the Dradle that keeps on spinning.