So yesterday my daughter suggested we go to see Inception. I had no clue who was in it or what it was about. She read me he description leaving me more confused but off we headed. First, I really have trouble with the name. I want to call it Insertion, Inscription, Insemination. Sigh. I had to look it up this morning because I could not remember Inception.
Leonardo Dicaprio plays a character who is on the run from the police in the US because they believe he killed his wife. What he does, is for lots of money, goes into people's dreams and get information, usually commerical information for competitors. When his most recent job goes wrong, he is approached by a Japanese man who says he can make the charges in the US go away and he can go home to his kids if he can PLANT an idea in his competitor's sons' head, rather than take information out. It's very risky but he agrees so he can go home to his kids.
He then gathers up a team to help, including his right hand man, played of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a student of his father's, Ellen Page. She builds the dream worlds they will use. It's very complicated and I didn't really understand most of it to be honest, but not only is he being chased by the corporation who didn't get their information when he screwed up, when they finally get into the son's dream (Cillian Murphy) it seems he's been trained to resist these incursions so there are a shit load of men with guns trying to get them, along with Lenordo's dead wife from his subconscious who is trying to sabotage things and ... well, let's just say it's VERY complicated with alternating time lines, dreams within dreams, etc.
Did I enjoy it? Yes, as long as I didn't try to have it make logical sense in my mind. Just go with the flow fun. Lots of explosions, gun fights, special effects that were very cool. I did think the bad guys couldn't shoot for shit though. A machine gun and you miss the guy? Really? You're fired. The ending is left all mysterious because you're never sure what is a dream and what is reality but on the whole if you're looking for suspension of disbelief shoot-em up fun, it's an okay movie. I thought Ellen Page was very good and I was really pleased that even though she was the token girl there was no romance subplot including her. Too often the girl is added simply to give the lead a romance, but Leonardo was still hung up on his wife and there were many scenes with him and her, so that was a nice change. I'd say it would be worth seeing for mindless brain candy or if you really like Leonardo Dicaprio.