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Inception: No dreams are safe

When it comes to appreciating a movie or a work of fiction, I must say that “Inception” is by far one of the best movies of the year.
“Inception” was co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the man who brought us masterpieces such as “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Prestige,” and “Memento.” All of these movies are great and inventive in their own right, so for Christopher Nolan to produce a work such as “Inception” is nothing but solid proof of his mastery not only of his art, but of the global box office.
The premise behind “Inception” is the ability to share dreams with another. In this world all it takes to enter into another person’s mind is a briefcase-sized device and the ability to sleep. Within this premise is the simple, age-old tale of wanting to go home.
The story dives headlong into a fast-paced action adventure which provides an unparalleled movie experience. The film begins in a dream, within a dream, within a dream, throwing the audience headlong into utter confusion and gluing them to their seats. As the story unfolds, the audience is brought deeper and deeper into a realm of cerebral espionage and the personal story of one man’s chance for redemption.
The lead character, Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is a master at “extraction,” the thievery of ideas from the minds of people. He is hired by Saito, a suave Japanese businessman played by Ken Watanabe, to perform a completely polar process called “inception,” which is the implanting of an idea into a person’s mind. In return, Saito offers Cobb a chance to return home to his children. What follows is a labyrinth of storytelling that mesmerizes the audience.
The cinematography is so seamless that the entire length of the film (2 hours and 46 minutes) flies by at what seems like a lightning pace. To say that there is a little of everything for everyone in this movie may be an overstatement. The complicated plot and intricate dialogue requires extreme attentiveness, but this will spur the imagination of the audience.
There are so many details that need to be followed, so many concepts that need to be accepted, and so many deep emotions evoked by this film that a potential viewer must be prepared to use their best comprehensive skills, because this is anything but your average blockbuster. Christopher Nolan has continued his legacy of questioning the reality around us and stimulating our brains as well as our heartbeats.

Samm Raffield and Mikayla Beyer contributed to this article.

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  1. It wasn’t co-written it was written my brother.

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