Leonardo DiCaprio is on a roll this year. First with his suspense thriller “Shutter Island” and now with the Sci Fi Thriller, “Inception”, that grossed $60.4 million in its first weekend. In this movie Leonardo plays Dom Cobb, a thief who extracts valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious of his victims while they are asleep, and the mind is at its most vulnerable. His talent at “extraction of information” from people has made him an international fugitive and has also rendered him from being able to see his children, because he cannot come back into the United States. When he is offered one last job, that guarantees that he will be able to reunite with his children, he jumps at the opportunity. The only thing is, this time he won’t be extracting information from someone, but will be trying to accomplish the impossible by reversing the process and actually implanting an idea, which is known as inception. This will be the perfect crime, but Cobb will have to face an enemy that knows his every move, and Cobb is the only one that can stop this threat.

I felt this movie was ingenious. I was hooked when I first heard of the concept of it. In a world of constant growth in technology, could this idea actually be far behind. Imagine being able to share dreams with people, where you and the person are both in the subconscious together controlling the landscape and outcomes of your dreams just by thinking of it. Could this be an idea for the future? Who knows? All I know is that if it did become a reality, could thief of ideas while unconscious be far behind? In the movie it took a team of specialist to pull off these mind robberies. Arthur (Joseph Gordon – Levitt) was Cobb’s right hand man, he and Cobb would convince their victims that they needed protection from people, just like them that were able to get into their minds while they were asleep. There was Ariadne (Ellen Page) who was able to shape the landscape of the dream to make it look like anything they wanted it to be. Then there was Eames (Tom Hardy) who was a master of disguise at portraying people that the victim would know. Everyone cast in this movie did an exceptional job. Another character in the movie was Saito (Ken Watanabe), who was the one that wanted Cobb to implant an idea in someone. The person who they all were going to go into subconscious was Robert Fisher Jr. who was played by Cillian Murphy. Also in the cast was Tom Berenger who plays “Browning”, an affiliate of Murphy’s, and Michael Caine who plays “Miles”, the grandfather of Cobb’s kids. Last but certainly not least was Marion Cotillard who plays “Mal”, Cobb’s wife.

The effects in this movie were fantastic. I thought that it would be mostly SciFi, but this movie also had a lot of action. There’s a great fight scene that involves Joseph Gordon – Levitt that was amazing, and has to be seen to be believed. Tom Hardy also did his fair share of some action scenes in the movie. When writing this review I didn’t want to give away too much of the story, so I just kept it basic. This is a must see movie. I give it 4 ideas out of 4. Leonardo actually topped his performance from “Shutter Island” with this movie. I have to say that it is a thinking movie, as you have to pay attention to the details, when they start to go into people’s minds. You have to follow very closely, so that you don’t lose track of what’s going on. Sometimes it gets hard to figure out what’s reality and what’s a dream, and what’s a dream in a dream and so on and so forth. Trust me it’ll all make sense when you see the movie. The movie runs 2 hours and 28mins, but it doesn’t drag at any time. It’s rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout. It was written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It was produced by Syncopy Films, Legendary Pictures, Inc. Chef Robert Catering, PJF Productions, Inc., Double Negative Visual Effects, New Deal Studios Inc, Lidar Services Inc, Panavision, Ltd., Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc., Zak Productions, Peninsula Film. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Before you fall asleep, set up some mental defenses, so that your thoughts are not stolen from you. Ezo
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