How does Christopher Nolan do it? “Memento,” “The Prestige,” “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” — all of his stories are so intricate that they take you places you’d never expect. Even after having so many impeccable films under his belt, Nolan has managed to do it again in perhaps his best movie to date.
In the world of “Inception,” it’s possible to enter people’s minds through their dreams. We don’t know how or why they can do this, just that the technology exists. No one is better at dream invasion than Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), who’s mastered the theft of ideas, or extraction, through the process. But after he tries to steal an idea from a powerful man named Saito (Ken Watanabe), Saito hires him to plant an idea in someone’s mind, a much more complex process known as inception that few have attempted.
Cobb assembles a team, including an architect (Ellen Page), a point man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a forger (Tom Hardy) and a chemist (Dileep Rao) to assist him in planting an idea in the mind of their mark, a corporate big shot named Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy) who recently inherited his father’s business empire. While trying to accomplish the inception, the process is complicated by Mal (Marion Cotillard), Cobb’s dead wife who he frequently manifests in his dreams.
If you haven’t seen “Inception,” step away from the computer and make your way to the nearest multiplex. But if you still need some convincing, check out four clips from the movie below.
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