Cobb steals information from his targets by entering their dreams. Saito offers to wipe clean Cobb’s criminal history as payment for performing an inception on his sick competitor’s son.
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Directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception is an ultimate experience between time and dreams taking place in reality. It’s said that Nolan spent ten years in writing the screenplay for “Inception”. Which definitely means that it involved great concentration in creating such a fantastic film. The whole movie challenges the viewer through different phases that connect the scenes and story through time delusion.
The protagonist (Leonardo DiCaprio) explains that one can never remember the beginning of a dream, and that dreams that seem to cover hours may only last a short time. And the best way to explain the film is that it actually unfolds multiple envelopes to uncover another sealed envelope at the end, leading to an intensive suspense.
Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a corporate marauder of the top hierarchy who invades the minds of other men to steal their ideas, through subconscious; through dreams. He gets hired by a powerful billionaire to do the opposite, that is to implant an idea into the opponents mind. The rich man, named Saito (Ken Watanabe), makes him an offer he can’t refuse, an offer that would end Cobb’s forced eviction from home and family.
Now we get to see some well established characters when Cobb assembles a team: Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), his longtime associate; Eames (Tom Hardy), a master at deception; Yusuf (Dileep Rao), a master chemist. And a new recruit or an intern, Ariadne (Ellen Page), a brilliant young architect who is a mastermind at creating mazes with paradoxical stages. Cobb also goes to touch base with his father-in-law Miles (Michael Caine), who knows everything Cobb does and how he does it.
Cobbs mission is the “Inception” of a new idea into the mind of another billionaire, Robert Fischer Jr. (Cillian Murphy) who stands out to be the competitor of Saito. Cobb proceeds in implanting ideas that lead to the surrender of his rivals corporation with the help of Ariadne who creates deceptive maze-space in Fischer’s dreams so that new thoughts can be embedded unobserved.
But like every other story, Inception shows certain loopholes that Cobb faces during his assignment. Nolan weaves an emotional thread to describe the negatives where Cobbs wife Mal (Marion Cotillard) participates in certain stages to create challenging barriers for him.