One word. Exhilaration.
For someone like me who is fascinated with dreams, this was a dream come true. Have you ever noticed that when you have the urge to pee, you dream of water. If not, make a note next time.
I wish I could summarize the movie in a few paragraphs, but that would not do due justice. Even Christopher Nolan just lets you feel it, understand on your own, without giving any explanations. A movie that is complicated , yet is simple enough once you grasp the premise of the story, one that can be told only in this way.It makes sense.
A dream in a dream in a dream. As the protagonist says, “you need at least three layers of depth for inception.” It is brilliant to watch how the time extends in every layer. 30 seconds for the Van to fall from the bridge is 3 minutes in the next layer of dream and is 60 minutes in the 3rd layer. Simple enough, hey?? I wish. The last 45 minutes of the movie covers the 30 seconds of the van falling, making one bite her nails, sitting on the edge, wondering if people would survive or fall into limbo land. And all this dreaming to implant an idea into the mind of a rich heir, an idea so subtle that he thinks its his own.That is inception.
Leonardo has grown from Titanic days and there are comments that he looks the same as in Shutter Island. Matt Damon might have suited the role better. Well, call me biased but I love Matt. Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon, Tom Hardy all fit their roles to a T.
My favorite scenes were the bending of the roads by Adrianne and how water gushes in his dream, when Cobb is dunked in the water. See Para 1 and you will understand why it made perfect sense to me. The last scene, while I waited with bated breath, tears in my eyes(no, I am not kidding) and sighing loudly. Ha!! Magic.
Interestingly, Partner didn’t appreciate the movie as much as I did. He lost it somewhere and started dreaming on his own 🙂 . Yes,you would have to watch every frame and follow the screenplay close enough to enjoy and appreciate the nuances. If not, rent it and watch few more times.