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Inception interpretation

Posted: October 1, 2010 in Movies

Call me a late-comer to the party, but I have a young child and getting to the movies isn’t easy sometimes, even for Christopher Nolan!  Still, I finally managed to get to see the movie last weekend and wasn’t disappointed at all.

On the surface, everything seems to be rather straight-forward if thought-provoking.  Cobb and friends need to plant an idea in Fischer’s noggin such that he breaks up his mega-conglomorate for the good of the world.  In return, his benefactor Mr. Saito will miraculously make all of his issues vanish.  We later learn that the issue is a murder charge against his ex-wife, Mal.

Yadda yadda yadda, action ensues, multiple levels of dream misdirection, and ultimately success as he’s re-united with his kids.  Right?  Right??  Did the top fall or not?

Ultimately, if you get caught up in that question I think that you’ve taken the red herring bait.    Just as Inception depicts Dreams-within-Dreams, Inception-the-movie serves up multiple levels of what’s actually happening.