Director Christopher Nolan writes and directs one of the most intelligent films of the year with the Sci-fi, drama-thriller, Inception. Set in the future, corporate espionage is being performed by individuals who enter people’s minds and extract ideas and Dom Cobb (Leonardo Dicaprio) is one of the best in the business. Since being blamed for the death of his wife, Mal (Marion Cotillard) Cobb has been on the run and unable to return home to see his children. A wealthy businessman named Saito (Ken Watanabe) offers Cobb the opportunity to go home if he can try something new and plant an idea in the mind of Saito’s competitor named Robert Fischer (Cillian Murphy) to break up a multi-billion dollar conglomerate. For a job this complex, Cobb gathers his team including his long time friend Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), someone great at deception named Eames (Tom Hardy), a chemist named Yusuf (Billeep Rao) and an architect who is new to this type of espionage named Ariadne (Ellen Page). With Cobb and his team together they enter Fischer’s mind – but is it a dream or reality? And why does Cobb’s ex-wife keep appearing in someone else’s dreams? Christopher Nolan began writing this script about 8 years ago but with his many directing jobs he had to put it on hold until recently. Thank goodness he finished it because this film is smart, original and most of all it has a complex plot that’s not confusing. The plot in this film is so intriguing and multi-layered it may actually be beyond the average movie-goer’s comprehension. I’m not saying most films nowadays are “dumbed down” even though during many films you can go out and use the restroom three times, visit the concession stand to have your popcorn refilled twice and have your extra large drink topped off and not miss a beat. The supporting cast in this film is stellar and Leonardo DiCaprio is just fantastic. This may be one of the best films of the year and I’m giving it an A rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.