I just saw “Inception” and was very much impressed with this movie. I had seen the previews on TV for it, but had not realized that it largely involved lucid dreaming. The wild thing is that I don’t recall them ever saying anything about lucid dreaming, but they described many things that occur while in a lucid dream.
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Warning: If you have not yet seen the movie and you don’t want to know too much about it before seeing it, come back and read this after you have seen the movie. I am not spilling too much, but I certainly don’t want to ruin the movie for anyone. You have been warned.
The story in the movie was gripping and touching. With all of the dream world action it was very difficult to look away from the screen. There is even a cute little bonus at the end of the movie.
I really liked the idea of a dream within a dream and they even went deeper to have a dream within a dream within a dream. The only think I didn’t like is the idea that time increased exponentially in each dream level. It is true that you do sense more time passing while in a dream, but I’m not so sure that you sense even more time passing while in a dream within a dream. I’m not even recalling a time that I have ever had a dream within a dream, so I don’t claim to be an expert on this particular part.
Don’t get to this movie late! The first part of the movie contains vital information that needs to be in your head in order for the movie to wrap up well. Worse case scenario, you can see it again, but it just won’t have the same impact. So, again I say, DON’T GET TO THE MOVIE LATE!
Also, make sure you have done all of your snack buying and bathroom-going. I promise, you don’t want to miss any moment of this movie. Pee in a cup if you have to. The audience will understand.
Leonardo Dicaprio comes through in fine form; just as always. I personally have a problem with Leonardo, but he has never failed me with his acting. He always manages to do that magical thing that good actors do where you forget who they are and see them as the character they portray.
The other main characters, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, and Ken Watanabe, played their roles beautifully. Even the supporting actors were brilliant. There were even some cameo-ish actors; Tom Berenger and the immortal Michael Caine.
While the movie works to twist your mind with the multiple levels of dream states and mysterious plot items, it is still fairly easy to follow and attention grabbing.
Go watch it! Go, now… GO!