Directed by Christopher Nolan
Before we begin talking about Inception (stalling? I am not stalling! I totally understand everything that happened in this movie!) I want to give a brief shout out to Alex, a new reader of the blog! Alex has her own blog chronicling her journey through the 1001 movies. Click here to check it out. She has a funny writing style and can do what I cannot: criticize Grease.
Dom Cobb is a thief who is able to enter people's dreams and steal ideas and secrets from their subconscious. Cobb is approached by Saito, a Japanese businessman, to do a seemingly impossible job: implant an idea into a competitor's heir's subconscious that will convince him to dissolve his father's company. In return, Saito will use his influence to clear Cobb of murder charges. And that is everything I can say for sure.
Well I suppose it is fairly obvious to say, but the special effects were incredible, considering the fact that Nolan used very little CGI. I was annoyed at the beginning by how unreliable the storytelling was. In the end, it really doesn't matter if what we are seeing is a dream or not. This can be enjoyed strictly as a visual spectacle.
Of course, it can also be fun to examine it as a metaphor of filmmaking, but I will stop myself there before I get into too many spoilers. Also, Leonardo DiCaprio wears a suit, so enough said.
One of the top 50 highest grossing films of all time.
Working title was Oliver's Arrow.