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Viewed 313 times 2017-7-19 10:18 |System category:Life| Inception, movie

Ren Hong

 

Inception is an American movie, which is directed by Christopher Nolan and released in 2010. This movie combined the features of action, adventure, thriller and sci-fi together.

 

Looking back to the theme of this movie, a thief, Dom Cobb acted by Leonardo DiCaprio is an espionage, whose duty is to steal corporate secrets by using dream-sharing technology. He accepted a new task that is an inverse task, Cobb needs to plant an idea into the mind of a CEO who is a boss’s only child in a big company. Cobb is regarded as the most skillful thief in this field. Because he can steal valuable secrets from people’s dream. Due to his unique and unbelievable skill, he became an important person who can not be substituted. In the meantime, he became a international fugitive and lost his beloved wife.

 

The director spend lots of time to describe the last task that is also the last task for Cobb. If he can perfectly finish it, his life can be recovered as well as other ordinary people. It is an adventurous task because of the enemies are also skillful and crafty. However, just Cobb can predict the tracks of the enemies.

 

I am astonished by the storyline and the plots. People’s subconscious are extremely powerful. Dom Cobb and his teammates use psychological manipulation to control the victims. The fact is that sometimes people can not recognize fantasy and reality, it’s easy to cause false memory and make people do wrong decision. When people in the deep sleep, they can set the scene which will happen in the dream.

 

To be frank, the director exaggerated the techniques and stunts in this movie, it neglects the importance of the real story. The film has the features of metafiction. In my personal view, the movie reflects the surrealistic ideas and techniques. The movie is constructed by different parts, once you get into a part, you have to face your past or future life. If you feel panic or uncomfortable, you can choose to skip it or ignore it. People put memory and dream into various parts, the director uses simulated reality technology to create responsibility in order to let people go back to past times or go forward to future. During dream state, people feel relaxed, it’s easy to be stolen secrets. The dream seems like alternate reality, if you stuck in it, you will live in the dream even though you actually live in the real world.

 

This is a blockbuster, the images of this film are amazing, depends on different task and dream, the actors wear different clothes, the visual effects are quite attractive. There are many important elements which can be used to make dream space, like architecture, disguised people, different scenes, familiared environment, etc.

 

Inception is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout. Parents guide for watching this movie. There is no sex or nudity in this movie. But there are violence and gore scenes. Violence is a bit hard to find, it’s tricky. The profanity language are used several times, like bastards, asshole, damn, god damn, god’s sake, Jesus Christ. There are alcohol, drugs and smoking scenes. When character can not dream like normal people, he will use mysterious concoctions to delve into his dream world. Also, there are frightening and intense scenes in this movie.

 

Most of actors of this movie are child star. Leonardo DiCaprio as Dominic Cobb, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Arthur, Ellen Page as Ariadne, Tom Hardy as Eames, Ken Watanabe as Saito, Dileep Rao as Yusuf, Cillian Murphy as Robert Fischer.

 

The movie is arranged and directed with complicated mathmathetics and geometry. people are able to believe in the dream with similar scene, but it's not exactly the original one. That's why Cobb and his co-workers can steal and plant idea by reconstructing scenes into people's dream.

 

Poster of Inception. Photo/Wikipedia

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