Sunday, July 25, 2010

Big Dreams - My Review of Inception

Sometimes a movie comes along that just grabs everyone by storm. Inception is just one of those films. It's a smart action movie that pulls off the impossible. Instant positive word of mouth with a crazy trailer, has made it the 'must see' movie of the summer.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays "Dom", the leader of a very unique band of thieves. They sneak into people's dreams to steal or "extract" information from people's minds while they are sleeping. But for his final big heist, his job is not an "extraction" but an "inception". His job is to input (or 'insert') a idea into his target's head. Which seems to be much more difficult.

That's where the film gets tricky. In order to complete the mission, they must go deep into the subjects subconscious mind. How do you do that? You enter a dream within a dream, within a dream. To make this even more confusing, time and the laws of physics is different in each of these dreams. (5 minutes of dreams = 1 hour in dreamland) It makes more sense when you see the movie. (Just try not to run out to the restroom or you will be totally lost.)

It sounds like fun, right? Walking around in a dream doing anything? Well, not so much. It turns out that even the subconscious mind can see invaders and will do anything to protect the dreamer. To add even more problems to the already difficult mission, "Dom" is loaded down with his own emotional baggage dealing with his late wife. That doesn't sound too bad, but when your workplace is dreamland, your late wife can show up at anytime and throw a monkey wrench into the works.

Inception keeps you on your toes never knowing where you are going. Director Christopher Nolan has made an instant classic sci-fi film which will keep people dreaming about it for years!!

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