A Christopher Nolan film and what a good one at that! We know one of Christopher Nolan’s aspects for his films is to mess with time and to create a confusion within the audience, but for the audience to get addicted and to have a need to figure out what is going on. I definitely felt this way at the beginning, extremely confused with the plot, but as the film continues more and more is realised. The film revolves around the aspects of dream and reality. As the audience, you’re not entirely sure whether you are watching a dream or in reality, of course there are parts were you definitely know, but not always throughout the film. The whole film is a build up to one mission, one dream that they plan to give three layers, meaning two other dreams inside that one. And when this part comes it is extremely intense, so cleverly done, especially with the music, it builds up tension to extremes. I spent the whole of this time, gripped into the film and unable to stop watching.
One of the best things about this film is that all the actors are amazing, ‘Inception’ really does have a great stardom. The film revolves around the main protagonist, Cobb (played by the brilliant Leonardo DiCaprio), there is a lot within his story and a lot of the film is trying to discover his past. The other characters you don’t find out much about at all, the only character you’re invested in with his past with his regrets and guilt is Cobb. The other characters are all brilliant as well though. Firstly there is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Arthur, who is of course a recognisable actor, excellent as well. Including these previous two, there’s the other people involved with the mission to delve into this deep dream. The first is Ariadne (Ellen Page – ‘Juno’), her character is interesting, yet very curious and nosy to say the least. Next is my favourite, a fabulous actor, Tom Hardy playing Eames. As we know Tom Hardy is a brilliant actor – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Legend’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘This Means War’, so many! And of course he’s brilliant in this, he’s great in all action films, this one isn’t any different. Then there’s Yusuf (Dileep Rao) and Saito (Ken Watanabe). There’s also Michael Caine, who being one of the best British actors, I don’t really need to mention that he plays his small part well, sadly only a small part.
Like I’ve previously said, ‘Inception’ is one of confusion and mystery, mystery because you, as the audience, don’t understand what is happening all the time. But I would say that this film is predominantly action, within the dreams the subconscious mind tries to fight against to those dreamers who have entered the dreaming mind without permission, this, therefore, being all of our characters. The action is well done and thrilling as risks become higher in the mission they intend on completing. I have to mention the graphics as well, when there was no gravity it was brilliantly done, all of it was cleverly done.
Overall, I really enjoyed this film. I thought it was cleverly tense and thrilling in moments, it grips in the audience and all the actors are great. Cobb’s back story is one that the audience just wants to know more of. Plus you have to watch the whole film in order to understand everything, even then, the ending isn’t the most conclusive end of them all. If you think this is a film you would think you would enjoy, I would definitely recommend. The beginning is confusing as it throws you in straight away unaware of everything, but soon you’ll be gripped and wanting to know more.