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Inception - Spoiler Alert - DO NOT ENTER IF YOU STILL HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE

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  1. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    I just came back from watching this movie...I though it was great - I have my own interpretations about the movie, just wanted to see if somebody agreed.

    According to me, I think the whole movie was a dream in Cobb's mind. The only parts that were true was that he had driven his wife into committing suicide and was very, very guilty about it.

    He needed some way to make peace with himself and that is where the girl architect comes in to the picture. It is his own creation but he projected her so she can argue for him, against him, to convince him that he is not guilty of his wife's murder.

    A scene in the movie where the above is suggested is when there is an avalanche in the ice world and Cobb says to the girl architect that there "has to be another way" to which the girl first hesitates and says there is no other way and then starts to explain something about the design. He interrupts her and says "We don't have time for this, there has to be another way out" - What is going on is that he is arguing with himself and then convinces himself by using one of his own projections. The girl suddenly says that there is a air duct or something like that - she said it because he wanted her to in his dream.

    This purpose of his whole dream was to get rid of the guilt that he had been carrying for a long time. The girl architect shoots his wife in the dream, something that he could not do on his own. That is why he created her and had her shoot his wife for him.

    Once that was done by someone else and he had explained why he had to let her go, he was free to see his kids. That is why he did not want to look at his kids before, because he wanted to be free of guilt before doing so.

    In the end, he spins that little top but never checks to see if it stops spinning because all he cares about is that he is free of guilt, something that he accomplished in his dream. He is still in limbo or is lost in his dreams, but he is happy now.

    I thought it was a brilliant movie. This was my interpretation and I don't really know if it is a right one, but I am very happy with that. It really made you dig deep to get a good meaning out of it.
     
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    Bump - anybody with a similar understanding....
     
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    I have seen the film too, again, a great film.

    You have some interesting views about the hole thing being a dream. I'm not too sure myself.

    When he span the top when he was "out of the dreams" the spinning top would wobble and fall. When he was "in the dreams" it wouldnt wobble at all and stay true.

    The last time he spins it, it begins to wobble then the film ends.

    But i guess this is what the film makers wanted us viewers to do.
     
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    Wow. Actually i was mind fucked and confused on the ending because the totem didn't fall. You gave me exactly what i need to know and now im enlightened about the movie. thanks a lot! You really got the point!
     
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    Great, in depth interpretation. I like it. I had a completley different interpretation, which I will explain when I get home. :)
     
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    Its upto the viewer to decide what is real and what is dream.. The fact that the totem starts wobbling in the end would suggest that it would fall and the whole thing is real.. However since they didn't show that the totem stops rotating, it could be argued that the whole setup was a dream..

    I think it was real because he couldn't see his children's faces in the dream but in the end he saw them..

    Whatever be the interpretation, there is no denying that the director messes with out mind like no other director has done in recent times. The closest movie similar to it was Matrix that was released over a decade ago..
     
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    Awesome - a couple of other people I told this too had a - Oh yes sort of reaction....it was nice to share.
     
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    i wish Hollywood make movies like this the norm instead of the inception......i mean exception -D
     
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    It wobbles but then stabilizes and never loses speed and then the camera cuts abruptly. It was an anti climax where you didn't get what you wanted.
     
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    The ending parting wasnt a big suprise for me at least. someone said he love the unique ending part which i find it nothing amazing.
     
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    Hmm, I didn't see it that way. I thought the ending was well designed cuz it made you think and reassess what you'd just seen. It made you go "Whoah!" and then have to think: "Was it all a dream - or not?"

    In the theatre I saw it in, when the credits came on, the whole audience gasped and went "Oh!" then they clapped.


    I kinda agree with the OP's ideas (and kinda don't :D) but am waiting to see it again before I form any concrete opinions.

    One interpretation I found intriguing was that his wife was telling the truth the whole time and he was caught in his own dream. She was in the real world constantly trying to break up his dream and get him back to reality.

    He felt guilt at killing her but actually just drove her out of their shared dream and back to reality with the kids.

    In the end, he finally broke her hold over him and cleared his guilt, but since he was in so deep, he was satisfied to remain in a dream version where he got to see his kids.

    One of the great things about this movie is that everyone saw the same thing, but everyone has different ideas about what they saw. :D
     
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  12. Ramsweb

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    I thought about this too...This movie is just awesome because of the way it makes you think and want to solve the puzzle. How many other movies can do that these days.

    No wonder it has got a 9.2/10 on IMDB.