Christopher Nolan’s films makes you think. There was Memento in 2000, The Prestige in 2006, and probably the best superhero movie of all-time – 2008’s The Dark Knight.
This year, Nolan is back with Inception. It tells the story of a band of thieves, led by a terrific Leonardo diCaprio in his best performance yet, who delves into the minds of people. Some people may think the plot is similar to Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. It is not.
The film is mind-boggling, to say the least. Your mind is on overdrive on the get go, when diCaprio’s unconscious body is washed ashore on an island and brought to a long dining table where a visibly old Ken Watanabe sat across him.
That last scene, with the spinning but wobbling top, will probably illicit lively discussion on the days to come. Methinks, the last sequence where diCaprio wakes up from a dream and arrives on US soil is a dream – an infinite limbo.
And by the way, watch out for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s gravity-less fight scenes. Astig.