The American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary defines dreams as “a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.” A psychology professor of mine once told me that as we sleep, we have about three dreams a night. I don’t know about you but when I wake up, it is rare for me to remember what I dreamed about, if I dreamed it at all. But who isn’t interested in living as that avatar where anything is possible meaning if you wanted to fly, you fly. And if you wanted to see that person who you might not be able to see while awake, you see them. It is almost like that idea that people say: “Only in your dreams.”
Have you seen “Inception” yet? It is a quality picture about experiencing the foreign nature of dreams. In just a matter of minutes, I was surprised to learn that what I was watching was part of a projection of the subconscious. But this movie is more than just about dreams; it is about sharing dreams or incepting dreams designed by architects who build a dream world based on the shifts and gravity of emotions to accomplish things you wouldn’t be able to when awake, so that when awake, that one accomplishment can be made.
Some levels of dreams were based on memories, dreams and desires. The dream world was a place where nothing was impossible, even walking on ceilings. It was like letting the soul lead you on to a bridge to an expansion of boundaries so that when you wake up, you could remember them.
“Inception” opens with life in the middle of the action and goes back to the give meaning to how the protagonist got there. Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) plays the role of Dom cobb, “a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable” (IMDB). He works with a team which includes Ellen Page (Juno), Joseph Jordan Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You), and Tom Hardy (The Inheritance). But while in the dream world, they find it hard to achieve their goals because of the antagonist Mal played my Marion Cotillard (Big Fish) who kicks them out of lala land, back into reality.
This movie has some great action scenes. It was action-packed and seemed pretty complete. Because it is so fast-paced, if you miss even one part, you miss a lot.
I loved how the film would switch to pictures between scenes to set the mood of being in different places around the world, like Mombasa. My favorite image was of one where directors made the image of water look like an eye. It was beautiful. Like looking into the mirror at the image you want to see in the mirrored world.
DiCaprio does a great job in his portrayal using his witty talk, great facial expression and it seems like he might have even done his own stunts. I was impressed. I liked this movie so much that I had to watch it a second time. It’s a really great picture. I recommend “Inception” to movie lovers.