Saw Inception last night and it was awesome. Kudos to Warners Brothers for releasing such a complex and thought provoking film in the midst of the summer season. Basically the overall plot is that in the near future people have discovered how to share dreams. Leonardo Dicaprio runs a corporate espioonage business invading people’s dreams and stealing secrets. After screwing up one such extraction, he is approached by the victim to do the opposite, invade a mind and insert an idea that will look like the person thought of it themselves, an inception. After the crew is assembled and the mission started, they discover that the victim has been trained to recognize and combat such invasions, manifested by hit squads, and a malevolent manifestation of Dicaprio’s guilt over his dead wife keeps popping up to try and sabotage the mission.
There are a lot of things going on with everyone having to drop deeper and deeper into dream states that elongate time the farther you go, so you have cross cutting in which a quick scene takes forver while the other scene seems to play in regular time. There is a highly suspenseful scene in which one character has to bring everyone out of a deeper dream state while the dream state he is in has no gravity due to what’s having in a higher dream state. Like I said, a complex movie.
Some have complained online that the dream worlds are too realistic and linnear, which I think is missing the point. If one world looks the same as the next, which one is real? it’s that very ambiguity that caused most of the people in the audience at the showing I went to, to groan at the last shot of the film, which is open to many intrepretations.