Rating : 6/10
Release Date : 16th July, 2010
Time : 148 minutes
Director & Writer : Christopher Nolan; Music : Hans Zimmer
Starring : Leonardo Di Caprio, Marrion Cottillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine, Pete Postlethwaite
Confusion and intrigue.
Its about dreams. People who can come and extract your thoughts from your dreams. Of dreams within dreams. Of people who can protect themselves from extractors using their sub-conscious. And of inception. The planting of an idea within a dream, which is so real that it stays with the person even when he awakes….
Whats summarised above is the intrigue part. Confusion stems from the myriad rules that surround this concept. Of killing yourself to wake up. Or having a totem. Or going into limbo. Or needing a kick. The unstability of dreams within dreams. The projections. The ability to feel pain without regaining consciousness. And most of all, the character of Mal. Leonardo’s wife. Who can interrupt every dream involving him. Cause he has a secret.
Its interesting, innovative. Some superb special effects, great visuals. None more interesting than when a cute Ellen Page begins to get the hang of the rules, decides to tamper with the laws of physics, or when the buildings / crates start exploding all around her. But eventually though, none of the characters was sufficiently built up for me to care about them. And that’s why, it remains interesting without touching the scales of brilliance.
I hesitate to talk any further for fear of giving it away. Of ruining the confusion that adds to the intrigue and you’re never quite sure of what you’re watching is a dream or is it reality ? And that merely adds to the confusion. And the intrigue. Enjoy.