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Inception
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I want to say this movie sucks. Don't go see it. Spend your money on a rated PG cartoon. Who the hell goes to a movie just to watch the special effect anyway? Because Inception is about dream states, my motive was to analyze the story structure. But also, I wanted to see the grand kissing scene between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page.
You probably didn't know there was a kissing scene between Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page because it wasn't revealed in any of the teasers/trailers. Well, that's my first spoiler, although it isn't much of a giveaway because nothing comes of it. I make no excuses for may follow, for to grasp a solid hold on this plot, one has to understand one thing: Leonardo DiCaprio is a romantic. With such movies as The titanic and subsequent films coupling him and Rachel (can't think of her full name), why would anyone think this film would be any different. The backstory to Leo's character is heartbreak, for he is a widower guilt ridden by the stigma of fleeing persecution of the murder of his wife.
Understand that his wife may or may not be dead, however. I'm not going to reveal that much to you because it's key to where all the confusion starts. You see, Leo (for lack of his character's name) lives in a world much like our own, a place that corners the market for new technology and mind control happens to be his speciality. In a nutshell, he managed to infiltrate other people's dreams. Think The matrix. I don't know how, but Leo and his cohorts lug around a briefcase containing wires which are connected to a sleeper's wrist, and by doing so, whomever else is connected to one of the other wires from the octopus-like briefcase also enjoys the inclusion of the subject's dream. But that's not the end of it, apparently, in order to steal secrets kept in the subject's mind, Leo must penetrate the subconscious by implanting ideas into his mind. He does that by convincing the subject he is not really experiencing reality, but dreaming. Leo does this by perfecting the skill of dreaming within a dream.
Of course, there is technical dream jargon thrown about, like 'five minutes of dreaming is the equivalent of one hour of perception' and, hence, dreaming within a dream doubles that amount. So, dreaming within a dream within a dream comes out to approximately ten years time. But who cares about this, right? because Leo's objective is to bring back his wife from the dead. BTW, that's the romantic part of the movie. I perceive it as a tragic love story which deviates from the classic 3-act story structure. The movie begins with Leo washing up ashore where two children happen to be playing on the beach. He is captured by armed guards and taken to a large villa where an old guy receives him. Before anything else is revealed about the relationship between the old guy and Leo, the story cuts to the beginning.
Are you confused yet? Good. Those two children playing on the beach are Leo's memory of the children he's left behind. He desperately wants to go home to his children, but I'm convinced he wants to be with his wife. These are two conflicting ideas because most everyone who's been married long enough will tell you, "There's no such thing as eternal love. Marriage kills it." Is the moral of the story that one must separate from their spouse in order to strengthen their love? because on the one hand, Leo's fugitive status gives insight only to a domestic dispute gone seriously south. Can you see the conflict I'm trying to describe? Couple that with the attempt to write a tragic romantic comedy that's never been done and this movie seems to grow on you. But if you definitely don't like romances, stay away.

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Mon, Aug. 9th, 2010 | 01:48 pm  slavezombie


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Mon, Aug. 9th, 2010 | 01:51 pm  slavezombie


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