Monday, July 19, 2010

Has Inception planted an idea in your mind?

Christopher Nolan's newest movie released last Friday to a combination of terrible and incredible reviews, a sign (in my opinion) that we finally have a great movie on our hands.

I'm not going to bore you with my thoughts or review of the film because that isn't how this movie made me feel. When I walked out of Inception I was excited, not only because the movie was good, but because even though it was 3 AM and I was exhausted, my mind was reeling. I will tell you right now, if you don't like thinking during/ after a movie, you might get lost in the depths of Inception. However, if you are like me and enjoy sitting with friends and discussing and dissecting the layers of a film like a delicate surgeon then you will love diving into the deep waters of the mind as it is portrayed in Inception.

As I stated, I'm not going to launch into a discussion of character depth, cinematography or plot because that isn't the point. The point of this movie is simple, an idea is the most powerful thing in the world, and an idea inside the mind is the most resilient virus. Its this idea about ideas that really got me thinking. Inception is a challenge, it asks that you probe yourself rather than the characters, that you walk outside and begin to question your own reality. Only when we question our world can we improve it.

So please go see the movie; hopefully some of you will emerge ready to challenge the world, to take hold of your life and start to make a change. Yes Inception is only a movie, its not real, but an idea, an idea can move mountains.

1 comment:

  1. The moment I walked out of Inception my brain hurt and my blood was pumping, I LOVED it!
    I was so in the mood to take the film apart layer by layer. I wanted to questions, comment, and rehash it all night. After a few fails to do so with my roommate I thought "Dang, I wish I has just watched that with Geoff." Because I know how you like do that as well!
    I hope people talked about the movie with their friends and family... the world needs more communication, more varied interpretation, more mind racking conversations and movies.
    "What's the most resilient parasite? An Idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules."