Inception: pick a side

Inception-movie-posterIf you haven’t seen Inception, this post isn’t going to make much sense to you.

I enjoyed the latest jam from Christopher Nolan; this movie reminded me quite a bit of Memento, but was still totally unique.  But let’s get it on:

What do you think happened at the end of Inception?  There are two schools of thought:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character, Dom Cobb, is able to return to his children/the totem top falls
  • Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character, Dom Cobb, is trapped in the dream/the totem top continues to spin

Folks who go with option 1 believe that the top is wobbling right before the movie cuts to black.  I don’t agree; I voted that he’s trapped because his children are wearing the same clothes they wear in his dream, it seems to be the same time of day (same amount of sun) and they don’t appear to have aged.

I’ve done a brief survey of the few people I know who’ve seen the movie, and choosing between these two options seems to run on gender lines.  Women choose option 1 and men choose option 2.  Fascinating.  I also found that this happened when I asked people what they thought happened after the fade to black at the end of Cast Away:  women always responded that he got in his car and kept driving while men said he went back to the lady’s house who he’d left the note and package for.

In any case, it’s a good flick – check it out.  Drop a comment here if you can; i’m going to dry to add a poll feature, but not sure how it works – if its here and functioning, vote on it!

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Posted on July 30, 2010, in movie review and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. irf the great

    bro obviously it takes highly intelligent people like yourself and i to understand that he is still dreaming! this is a 1 sided poll!!!

  2. Hey man – here is a great interview with the potion guy:

    He says it doesn’t mattter what happens with the totem – the main thing is that he doesn’t care and walks away. Of course if it is a dream he’s gonna come back in the house in an hour and see his totem still spinning and probably freak out. Good place to pick up the sequel a la Evil Dead 2.

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