Inception

Aside from Iron Man 2, there has not been a movie that I was excited for this summer except for Inception.  I am sure that some of you have heard about this latest movie from Christopher Nolan, the guy who directed The Dark Knight.  The movie lived up to most of the hype.  As many people have said, it needed to do well so that studios would see summer blockbusters can have a story and make you think.

The plot is fairly straightforward:  Leonardo DiCaprio and his team go into people’s dreams and usually steal secrets.  This time though, they are going inside a man’s dream to plant a thought.  This is what they call inception.  The further into the dreamworld they travel, the harder it becomes to figure out what is real and what is a dream.  This is all interlaced with the mysterious past of Leo’s wife.

The movie has that nice twist ending, like Memento or the Prestige.  As the movie ends, we see the top spinning that Leo uses to test reality, as it starts to wobble the movie ends leaving us wondering if it actually stopped spinning or if the entire thing was just some kind of dream.

I would imagine that people will debate whether or not this was a dream.  I can see message boards debating it for hours.  Did Leo actually win and make it home to his family or is he still stuck in the limbo of the dream?  I believe the top stopped spinning and that this world is the real one.

I would also like to mention how much I like Ellen Page.  I first saw her in Hard Candy and was amazed by how good she was.  She was good in this movie as well.  Actually everyone was very good in this movie.  Anyways, let me know what you thought of the film.