Dominic Cobb is an extractor. He goes into a person's dream (together with a team) and steals their secrets. Every team member has a specific role. The "architect" designs the dreamworld, "forgers" assume the identity of someone else inside the dream, "point men" are the people who monitor the dream and of course the "subject" is the poor fellow whose secrets are being stolen.
Cobb's latest heist goes awry and soon the subject (whose mind he was infiltrating) finds him. He offers him the job of going inside someone's dreams for him. Not to steal secrets, but to plant an idea. The idea would lead the subject to divide his father's empire and thus not creating an energy monopoly.
Of course, the act of 'inception' is not an easy one, so Cobb assembles a team. However, his past complicates things.
I went to see this movie a couple of days ago with Ehlyah. When I first went in all i knew was 'Leonardo DiCaprio' (and no, I wasn't a fan) and that it was something with things.... moving. Ok I had no clue what the plot was.
Gladly, they explained it all in a very clear tone, seeing I'm rather slow on the uptake Still, with the plot, you need to keep up or you get lost. This isn't a simple action flick, nor a simple heist movie. It's so much more.
The movie is beautifully made and the music is once again top notch. The ending, oh God, the ending. I loved the ending and hated it. But it's so well done, that you'll forgive Nolan. I did anyway >.> Kind of... after long debate...
The cast was great. Leonardo DiCaprio as the protagonist was surprising, to me. I remember him as the silly boy in Growing Pains, or Jack Dawson in Titanic. Sure I had seen Catch Me If You Can and The Aviator, but still... an action movie? Shooting guns and being badass, I don't know. But he performed well.
Another one I was quite afraid of was Joseph Gordon-Levitt... And he surprised me the most and I loved his performance the most. He can go quite far if he keeps it up.
The other actors are top notch as well, but mentioning them all can get tedious.
Now for those who have seen the movie, and please only click this if you have seen the movie or it'll spoil it:
I really have to be careful about the pictures I show and what I say. If you have watched this movie, don't spoil it for anyone. It's a great ride.
And as such, i give this a 6/6