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Movie Review: Inception

The most inspiring and thought-provoking movie I’ve seen to date is Inception. Inception came out in 2010 and was written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.


The plot consists of the main characters Dominick “Dom” Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Ariadne (Ellen Page) attempting to enter the dreams of their target Robert (Cillian Murphy) using an experimental military technology. Once that is accomplished they must implant them with an idea of their own making. Hence the title which refers to the “inception” of an idea in the mind of an individual. It is basically a story about espionage, but Christopher Nolan takes it to a new level of complexly  with his addition of the science fiction aspect.


Inception had a good mix of action and intelligence, which made you think more than most films now a days. The story was very intriguing the way it delved into the nature of dreams, and the mechanics of the subconscious. I cannot go into any more detail, because frankly I have not completely figured it out yet. I have always been a believer of mind over body meaning that many physical aliments can be caused and cured with only the power of the human mind , which is more powerful than must people believe or are unwilling to admit.  Imagination  is  , I believe, a key factor in controlling both dreams, and the subconscious. The main idea of the movie is letting go of preconceived notions of how the world works, and replacing it; using the power of ones imagination; with a world of rules and notions of your own making.

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