Summary: Dominic Cobb is an “extractor”, someone who is hired to commit corporate espionage by stealing information out of people’s minds in controlled dreams. When he is hired to do the opposite, he and his team have to go deeper into dreams than any before them, exposing more about themselves than the target.
Thoughts: Inception is a great movie. It has pretty much everything you could want out of a movie: great plot, great effects, great acting. It has enough twists to keep you on the edge of your seat, but not so many that its one of those movies that you leave not understanding what happened. It actually plays as more of a heist movie than I expected, which is great.
Unlike most heist movies the characters don’t know more than you, so the threats are more real because you know they don’t know how to get out of it. What I mean is that its not like Ocean’s 11, which is great but all of the threats were already foreseen by the characters, so its like the characters actually pulled a trick on you along with the target. In Inception, they tell you the plans, and everything has its own internal logic that you can understand, so when something is threatened in the movie, you understand it.
I also liked the internal logic of the movie. Nolan has created a dream-science that makes sense. The idea of being able to sneak into people’s dreams to get information they might know is really cool. I don’t want to go deeper into that, but you needn’t worry about things not being explained to you.
I really don’t know what else to say without spoiling most of the movie. I want to leave you with the basic ideas, but just know that it is worth seeing when you can. It might even change the way you think about reality…
Overall: Great movie with everything you’d want.