Sunday, July 25, 2010
"Dom Cobb is 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. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming."
Doesn't exactly sound like my kind of movie does it? Well, Corey went to see this last week and claimed it to be one of the best movies he has ever seen in his life. And, he is a huge movie critic. He claimed that it wouldn't freak me out too badly, and after reading a complete plot synopsis I decided I could give it a go, if we went not too close to bedtime. ha ha.
It actually isn't nearly as creepy as it sounds from the description. And, contrary to what I thought from reading the not terribly revealing, but extremely confusing synopsis, it wasn't that difficult to follow. But maybe that was in fact due to the fact that Idid read the entire story before going in, ha ha.
The movie has an interesting premise..the whole dream sharing thing. It is a neat concept that they explore through various "jobs" people have in the dreams...the dreamer, the architect in charge of creating the world, the person in charge of supervising and waking them, etc. But, it doesn't cross the "too strange" line for me in that it becomes some kind of crazy world takeover or twist thing.
It is definitely a "to see" movie, and a good one for the big screen. The story is deep, the characters are interesting, and it has a good ending, but if you hate open ended conclusions you will hate it. I generally hate open ended conclusions..this one wasn't too terribly annoying, but if you must have closure you won't get it.
One more thing: this guy from Third Rock from the Sun is an adult now...also in the movie. Did you know that?? That must mean...I am one too! ha ha ha!!!! (he was born the same year as me just found out on that link) It is SOOO weird to see child actors all grown up...especially ones that I never heard much of between then and now.