If you haven’t seen Inception, watch it. It will blow your mind.
Ever since I watched the movie, I’ve been wanting to write about it, so here it goes:
What’s going on beneath the surface of this action-packed movie? Is it about the subconscious mind? Is it about the power of dreams? Is it about Alzheimer’s? Is it about the theory of relativity? Is it about corporate espionage? Is it about the importance of family? Is it about the possibilities of time travel? Is it about the power of an idea?
I don’t want to ruin the ending for those of you who haven’t watched it (but if you want to know, just watch the movie or read the article on Wikipedia). I guess I will simply ask the question: Was the ending satisfying? Was it enough? Did it get the point across? I know my answers, but I would like to hear yours. The director of the movie said he has never been asked about a part of a movie more than he has been asked about the ending of Inception. He also chuckles about it because, of course, he’s not giving them an answer; nor should he.
I’ll conclude with this: Ideas are powerful things. They are planted in our minds everyday. Pay attention to them. Ponder them. See if they are affecting and/or effecting your life.
3 thoughts on “Inception”
I can think of very few movies with an ending as good as Inception’s. (Ironically, Leo’s other movie last year, Shutter Island, is one of them.) It may not have answered everything, but that’s one of the things that’s great about it. That said, I think it’s pretty obvious what happens, but I know other people have different opinions.
I like what you’re saying about ideas, but I’m not sure how you can distinguish between whether an idea is affecting or effecting your life if its your idea. Are you thinking about how other people’s ideas can affect your life vs how your own ideas effect your life?
By the way, Omer, have you seen Memento? If not, I think you’d love it. It’s one of Christopher Nolan’s earlier movies.
I’m thinking about how other people’s ideas come into our minds. So often, we adopt someone else’s mode of thinking, and even an entire conceptual framework, without realizing that’s what we’ve done. Does that make sense? We come to adopt thoughts of other people all the time. Whether we have adopted those ideas intentionally or unintentionally is something we should examine. Whether what we have adopted is good or bad, that’s something worth considering as well.
I thought his ending was brilliant. Mostly because it left it open to speculation and consideration. If he had given us the answer: yes or no, I don’t think the movie would have stayed with us in the same way… This way, each of us can interpret it as we will.
I won’t get into the rest of your philosophizing, as that is not my forte in the least. 🙂