Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
“Inception” is all about dreams. The human mind and subconscious has been studied for centuries. Scientists and philosophers have endlessly tried to find a way to “tap into” it. In Christopher Nolan’s world of “Inception,” mankind has the ability to walk into a person’s dreams. While this concept may not be all that original, Nolan’s brilliant execution takes the idea to another level. The result is mind-bending, well thought-out, and enamoring.
In the movie, Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an “extractor,” which is a fancy job title that means he steals information from people’s minds by entering their dreams. It’s a tricky process that requires an entire team, each bringing a unique set of skills to the table. What is even harder than extraction is inception, which means planting an idea into someone’s mind and passing it off as true inspiration. Cobb is given the task of incepting the mind of a young man who is about to inherit his father’s enterprise. The situation becomes dangerous when Cobb’s personal demons interfere with the job and risk his team members’ lives.
Riding the success and popularity of Nolan’s previous works, “The Prestige” and “The Dark Knight,” “Inception” gives us an action-packed, intriguing storyline that is sure to be the summer’s most impressive film. With its intricacy and stellar graphics, this journey through the human mind has to be seen to be believed!