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Inception Essay

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Is it a dream or is it reality? Dreams are an interesting creation of our subconscious, representing the desires, thoughts and motivations of our subconscious. The relationship between dreams and movies has always been a thought-provoking one, where both share an idea that tends to feed into our future thought process. Appreciated by both critics and the public, Inception is a movie that challenges the whole concept of consciousness, portraying science fiction in a positive and stark manner in its process. This inspirational Christopher Nolan directed motion picture redefines science fiction with its complex theme and lack of advanced hypothetical technologies, but doesn’t fall short to take the public on an exceptional and thrilling adventure with its contributing special effects and remarkable portrayal of character.
Inception is a story about Dominique Cobb, a skilled extractor whose job is to mine confidential information from the subconscious of his targets. This flick surrounds his team’s job of planting an idea into someone’s mind, commonly known as inception, for which Cobb is offered his old life as a payment. Direction and written by Christopher Nolan, this movie adopts a lot of science fiction techniques from Nolan’s world renowned movies such as The Dark Night and The Prestige, which made Inception more appealable to the public as a result of Nolan’s success. Christopher Nolan is the definition of science fiction in the modern era.
Inception is a film that tries to redefines the science fiction genre to the public. It is a movie that proves that great science fiction can be a lot more absorbing than the stereotyped space operas and advanced technology. "In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easily the most original movie idea in ages," writes Hollywood Reporter’s Kirk Honeycutt as quoted in Ben Posts’s article in The Guardian. Inception is definitely newfangled and innovative, and is a feature which dares to challenge the science fiction genre. Science fiction movies of the 21st century thrive on comic book adaptations or sequels, but Nolan adventures to create something never seen before on the big screen with this movie. Science fiction ideas and novums thrive with freshness and novelty in the literature medium, but this newness is rare in the motion picture medium. Nolan dares to change this, with this film. Inception is not a remake or redo of any old novum, movie or book, but rather an original idea which is presented in a unique and creative manner.
Apart from this, Inception is a movie that believes you can understand its complex plot. According to Matt Erspammer, critic at Cynicritics, the first third of the movie is like a textbook in both structure and display of information, but the rest of the film flows along without a pause, assuming that you would be clever enough to comprehend the plot. In fact, it was revealed in an interview that lead actor DiCaprio himself didn’t understand the plot/storyline...

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