If you want a movie to appear esoteric and appeal to movie and sf eggheads just begin two thirds of the way through the story. The confusion thus created by Inception writer director Christopher Nolan takes away from an otherwise excellent thriller with a great psychological background. It is still good enough to keep most people watching. It is unclear if they will feel it was worth it.
Inception is a movie you should not dream of watching less than intently. Doing so will just confuse you even more. It is also a movie best seen alone. If you watch it with someone else both of you will question the other as to what the hell is going on and you will end up more frustrated with each other than with the movie.
Cobb (DiCaprio) is a man who can enter a person s dreams and manipulate them to get information. A Japanese businessman (Ken Watanabe) hires Cobb to enter a competitor s subconscious and plant the idea he will break up the multinational he is about to inherit. Cobb puts together a team of people who understand the movie and they get to work.
Just to make it even weirder, Cobb's dead wife seems to always show up and wreck whatever construct Cobb has in place.
Nolan also adds the odd bit of very incomplete information here and there just to keep things convoluted for convoluted s sake. This is probably to parallel Inception s concept the dream invader must first build a complex maze that becomes the structure of said dream so as not to be detected.
Eventually the first third of the story is revealed and the whole pretty much entertains.
Special features on Inception Blu-ray DVD and Digital Copy set include Extraction Mode: In-movie experience with over 90 minutes of bonus content featuring director Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio; Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious: Taking some of the most fascinating and cutting-edge dream research to-date on lucid dreaming, top scientists make the case that the dream world is not an altered state of consciousness, but a fully functional parallel reality; Inception: The Cobol Job: Now in full animation and motion, check out this comic prologue to see how Cobb, Arthur, and Nash came to be enlisted by Cobol Engineering and perform an extraction on Saito; Conceptual art gallery; Promotional art archive and trailers; BD-Live: Project Somnacin--Confidential Files: Get access to the highly secure files that reveal the inception of the dream-share technology