The movie is about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others. Dom Cobb () doesn't steal things, he steals ideas. By projecting himself deep into the subconscious of his targets, he can glean information that even the best computer hackers can't get to. In the world of corporate espionage, Cobb is the ultimate weapon. But even weapons have their weakness, and when Cobb loses everything, he's forced to embark on one final mission in a desperate quest for redemption. This time, Cobb won't be harvesting an idea, but sowing one, known in the world of corporate spying as ‘Inception’ and deemed by many as impossible. Should he and his team of specialists succeed, they will have discovered a new frontier in the art of psychic reconnaissance. They've planned everything to perfection, and they have all the tools to get the job done. Their mission is complicated, however, by the sudden appearance of a malevolent foe who seems to know exactly what they're up to, and precisely how to stop them.
A huge amount of credit has to go to the actors in Inception; such is the variety of thespian that the viewer can’t help but marvel at the almost incomprehensible feast of talent that is shown within the film. If the plot itself isn’t enough for you to chew on then the stark range of characters most certainly is enough to fill you up! Firstly there is Cobb, played by the world renowned Leonardo DiCaprio, then there is Ellen Paige, who plays Ariadne and is part of Cobb’s team. Paige brings a sense of freshness and maturity beyond her years to the film; this is captured perfectly as the movie progresses. Mr Saito is played by Ken Watanabe; Watanabe brings about a unique aura about him. It is these small things that make a great film exactly that, great.
Another feature of prodigious and unforgettable films are the special effects, there is an abundance of mesmerising special effects during the course of Inception. In terms of scale and style it is, as Nolan intended, up there with the best – yet filtered through a series of brain frying, subconscious spelunking, time dilating structure that boldly frames action sequences around each other, a concept that had never been done before until this film. The end product is truly outstanding, as we get an explosive Swiss mountain vault storming within a zero gravity scramble within a vehicle crunching chase. In effect, the set pieces are simultaneous, which is mind boggling yet brilliant as while he at times astonishes through the necessary complex editing, Nolan never corrupts his multiverse’s internal logic.
Inception is so distinctive it is hard to possibly not enjoy watching it, scrutinous attention to detail is prevalent throughout the film, it is this that makes inception a huge success as a whole, and I command everyone that has not seen it to do so. Although at times confusing, the film can be figured out, although it is granted that your mind will feel like it has been through a strenuous workout when the film comes to an end. This is partly the reason that makes Inception one of, if not the, greatest film ever made.