Have you ever heard of a Mind Thriller? If you haven’t, then let me explain. It is a title that serves a dual purpose here. First of all, when I say Mind Thriller that represents a movie that makes you think, imagine and pay attention to the details being presented in a film’s storyline. It is a film that intrigues your intellect so much that you are thinking about possibilities and scenarios during and after the movie. The second purpose of this Mind Thriller, is that the movie INCEPTION does indeed take place in the mind. (Minor spoiler alert, but if you have seen the commercials for the film then you know already.) The film’s star Leonardo Dicaprio who plays Cobb is an Extractor, which is a person who can enter another’s dreams for the purpose of stealing valuable information. The story follows Cobb as he enters a business person’s mind to secure information, which will allow him to return home to his family.
Cobb’s journey in the mind of the business person and the events that take place there are what make this movie remarkable. Although I avoid reading movie reviews until I write my own, I did see a title for one, which said INCEPTION, was James Bond meets the Matrix. The statement hits this film dead on. While watching INCEPTION, the original Mission Impossible show kept creeping into my mind as I watched Cobb and his cohorts prepare for their dream penetration job. It was very Bond like they way Cobb went about his business, and some of the action scenes in the dream world were Matrix like, but very much grounded in a reality that we could understand and justify. Going into this movie cold with out a real knowledge of what it is about is the best way to go into this film. All I can say is that my dreams will never be the same after this. I loved the explanations that the creators of this film developed for events that take place in the dreams, especially the “projections”, which I thought were a totally cool concept. It leads me to wonder based on the dreams I have, if I am actually visiting other people’s dreams because I am always being chased. I know you are sitting wondering what the heck I am talking about, but if you see INCEPTION, you will know. This movie is creative, exciting, action filled, and full of intellectual tidbits that will have people at the water cooler talking.
Check this film out, but be prepared to use your brain to keep up.