Inception Critical Review

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Grown tired of watching the end of a movie and feeling that it’s been spoon feed to you with the care of a loving parent, any extra mess having been scrapped off the side of your face for you to swallow? Give Inception a swirl around your pallet. While many films give the viewer everything they need and all the answers wrapped up in a neat little package, or dazzle the eye with little supporting substance, there is a film that offers so much more; simultaneously thought provoking, riveting, and layered as a Russian nesting doll. Inception is an enthralling, encompassing, and compelling film on many different levels. In the near future where your dreams can be invaded and your deepest secrets extracted from your subconscious, security is paramount, exactly the reason to have Dominic Cobb on your side. Cobb is a skilled thief and expert of extraction in this new world of corporate espionage. These talents have made him a valuable commodity, at the cost of making him an international fugitive and losing connection to the family he adores. Now Cobb is offered the chance to make it all right, one last job that could give him his life back if he can realize the most complex of tasks; inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. Ultimately, no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move; an enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. In many films the main themes and pieces of the puzzle are force feed to the audience, with numerous reiterations to keep everyone on the same line, making sure they all cross at the same finish. Do they really need to spell it out completely every time? He sees dead people, check, got it; thanks. With Inception, from the very beginning we

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