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2010 - 2015, Action, Sci-Fi

Inception (2010)

Duration 2h 28m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story An original screenplay
Writer/s Script Christopher Nolan
Director Christopher Nolan
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Marion Cotillard, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Caine
Elevator Pitch In order to plant an idea in the subconcious of the inheritor of a vast corporation, a team of “extractors”, sedate him while he is in an aircraft returning his father’s body to the USA and enter his dreams. As the target’s subconcious protection attacks them, they must descend into dreams within dreams and are forced to enact increasingly risky strategies. Threatening them all is limbo, a dream state from which they are unlikely to emerge.
Content There is a lot of exposition – necessarily or we would not understand any of it. In Japan there was on screen guidance for the audience. So a lot of tension, excitement and gunfire in a variety of unstable environments. Some car chases. Emotional moments as the leader meets with his wife, who has committed suicide. No drugs, drinking, sex or nudity.
A View You probably have to accept that the first hour is in preparation for the next hour and a half, otherwise we would have no idea what was going on. Even so you have to concentrate. It was well received by the critics and the general public, the former probably because of the complexity of the story and the latter probably because of the action. A watch if you have the time.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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