Christopher Nolan’s Inception is a rare breed. The film features great acting, stunning visual effects, a unique storyline, and fantastic direction. Nolan seems to walk a line with Inception which should please everyone from the film geek to the grandparent. Nolan repeats a cycle throughout the film of giving you hints, then giving you the answers. The hints are comprised of short beautiful shots which are puzzling and often haunting. And the answers will eventually follow to help grandpa catch back up to the plot. Don’t get me wrong. This is a smart, thought provoking film, but if you pay attention you will not be lost.
Nolan introduces us to a fascinating universe with a creative well-constructed technology complete with its own interesting laws and guidelines. Much like our introduction a decade ago to the world of The Matrix, this introduction was smooth and captivating. Inception actually bears several resemblances to the Wachowski brothers’ film. The agents of The Matrix are very similar to the ‘defensive subconscious projections’ of Inception (and not just because both are terrible marksmen).