Monday, July 19, 2010

What I took away from the movie: Inception

(If you haven't seen Inception yet, come back and read this after you have. I don't want to spoil it for you.)

First off, I think it was one of the best movies that I've seen. From the trailer, some people, and for good reason, thought it would just be a movie dominated by cinematography. But that wasn't the case. Visually, it was definitely well put together, but the storyline and the concept made the movie.

Writer/Director, Chris Nolan, nicely illustrated the concept of ideas and dreams, in a elaborate, yet simple way. When I see movies, hear music, or watch a commercial, I think about what the conception story is. I think Chris Nolan got into deep thought about this very simple question: How can you truly change someones mind?

The answer I got from the movie is that, you can't. Something has to inspire that way of thinking. In Aladdin, it's interesting that Genie tells him he can grant any 3 wishes Aladdin wants, but there's 3 things he can't do; And one of those things is, he can't make someone fall in love with him.

Again, you can be persuaded, but you have to be inspired to truly feel a certain way about a particular issue. And even if someone could truly change your mind, that idea has to be planted so deep within you...(which they did in the movie, and it is what 'inception" is: the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity).


TarynJoelle said...

What about the very surface question the end leaves you with: is he awake or is he still dreaming?

Jelani Curtis said...

Yeah, i liked the ending. I think it was real life. It looked like the spinning thingamagig was about to stop...but who knows?