Jul 26, 2010
Before actually seeing “Inception,” it was a sincere challenge not to be swept into the major buildup behind the film, which is famed director Christopher Nolan's first since his ominous 2008 blockbuster, The Dark Knight.
Enigmatic trailers for “Inception” coupled with media whispers on its “epic” proportions added to a sort of infectious, humming excitement over the movie, and had critics mouthing the words “Academy Award” within minutes of its release.
The appeal of the film is more than understandable. A fast-paced heist thriller, which features Leonardo DiCaprio as a corporate spy by the name of Dominic Cobb who specializes in stealing secrets from the dreams of his subjects, makes for a thoroughly engaging two and a half hours.
Without giving away the movie's intricate plot twists, Cobb wishes to give up the life of dream espionage, yet can't return to his home in the U.S. to be with his estranged children without being arrested for reasons that are later revealed.