What’s Christopher Nolan’s Inception about anyway? Except for the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character “dives into people’s dreams to extract information,” that question has gone almost entirely unanswered. We got posters, stills and trailers, all of which made us more confused. Well, the time has come and Warner Bros has finally let the film’s official synopsis loose and it actually makes some sense! Take a look for yourself:
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—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. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But 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. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
There are still a lot of questions to be answered, but at least we’ve somewhat narrowed down the possibilities. Isn’t it refreshing to have no idea what’s going to happen in a film before seeing it? Between the abundance of remakes and overly revealing trailers, it’s become a real treat to be genuinely surprised after the theater lights dim.
By Perri Nemiroff (via Cinema Blend)