Inception excellent from start to finish

Kelly Kramer, Staff Reporter

Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, is quite possibly the best movie of the summer, or maybe of the year so far. With an incredible cast and brilliant storyline, Inception is an amazing movie that I could watch again and again.

 Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief who goes into business people’s dreams to find secrets and ideas that only come out while they are dreaming. A business man, Saito (Ken Watanabe) wants Cobb to plant an idea in Fischer’s (Cillian Murphy) head rather than find one, called Inception. Architect Ariadne (Ellen Page) is hired to structure the dream, Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as Cobb’s longtime dream organiser, while Yusuf (Dileep Rao) is in charge of inducing sleep and dreaming, along with generating the “kick,” or waking the person up. Cobb must do all this, while dealing with his own past, with his wife Mal (Marion Cotillard) showing up everywhere in his dreams.

 The plot of this movie is so complicated that it is almost impossible to explain without giving too much away. The movie doesn’t give any room for absentmindedness; if you don’t pay attention to almost everything, chances are you will have missed something important. The story is also completely original. With all the remakes and sequels being made, this was definitely something new that was exciting in itself.

 The special effects were amazing. From the characters floating in zero-g to giant avalanches, it was basically perfect.

 Inception is almost three hours long, but it really doesn’t seem like it. The story involves you so deeply that it barely seems like time has passed at all. If you are not usually one to sit through long movies, give this one a chance; it might be the best three hours of movie watching you will ever experience.

 Inception is a truly mind-blowing movie, and it will leave you thinking for days.