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Christopher Nolan is messing with my head……

I recently saw the movie Inception with some of my friends. It was actually the birthday of 1 of them and we usually have a bash in the adjoining weekend. Anyway, I didn’t know that I was gonna watch the first show on the first day. Basically I was watching the premiere for the common man. You see, i couldn’t make it to Los Angeles on the 14th on account of Leo not inviting me to the premiere. It could possibly because he doesn’t know of my existence. But I’m not complaining. 😛

Anyway, the movie was one of the best experiences i had. Leonardo De Caprio does a brilliant performance. So does everyone else. I didn’t know stories could get so complicated. I’m already hopeful that the script and direction get Oscars in 2011. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, i urge you to go to a theater and watch it. If you don’t get the plot, it’s OK. So did at least 50% of the people who saw it. You just have to watch it again.

The film explores the concept of dream sharing. Dom Cobb, the central character is a thief who steals secrets of very important people. He gets into a bit of trouble and all of his troubles will vanish if he can achieve the impossible. Inception.

Some of you will be running to check the meaning of inception about now. It means beginning, origin, creation etc.

***** Spoiler alert*****

Read no further if you haven’t seen the movie. It will inhibit your chances of having an independent opinion on the questions i ask.

Q1) How does shared dreaming work?

A) A machine is used in the movie to create a shared dream. The exact technology behind it isn’t explained, perhaps deliberately to create a sense of mystery in the viewers. All we know is, we switch on the button to dream.

Q2) How many people do you need to steal someone’s secret?

A) We would need a stealer( extractor); to steal it from within a safe or a bank in the dream, an architect; to create the entire dream scene and the physics in it. Other optional people would include a forger; who can transform his appearance inside the dream (the host shouldn’t know we are stealing the dream), and also someone to control the dream inducing machine.

Q3) Why do people who die in dreams wake up at the beginning of the movie and then when the Inception dream is created, they go to limbo?

A) This is due to the difference in the sedatives used in both cases. They are different in characteristics and hence different side effects.

Q4)How does a totem work?

A)It’s an object constructed by a dream invader. Only he knows its exact weight and composition and it will almost always have a fault in the real world, whereby the object would behave differently within a dream and reality. The object can be used to check if the dreamer is in the real world or in the dream world.

Q5) Why doesn’t the totem used by Cobb not stop spinning at the end of the movie?

A) THEORY A: It stops spinning, they just don’t show it.

THEORY B: Cobb is still dreaming. He has to kill himself to get out of the dream world like his wife. A fault with this theory is that the totem falls at the beginning of the movie. This can be explained by the fact that the totem was actually his wife’s and that he took a closer look thereby negating it’s effect.

THEORY C: The thing that i actually believe it is, that Nolan just wants to mess with my head.

Q6) Why is there a sudden loss of gravity in the level2 dream?

A) This is because, in the level1 dream, there is a freefall of the van from atop the bridge. In freefall, there is no gravity. This effect is shown in the next level of dream. I would like to pose you a question. Why doesn’t the loss of gravity reflect in level3?

All i can say is, the movie asks more questions than answering them.

Top 5 movies of the summer

Since my summer vacations started, I have been meaning to make a list of movies that I should go and watch in theatres this summer. By now, movies like Iron man 2 and Prince of Persia have already been released, so I won’t be taking those into account. I have managed to create a top 5 of the movies releasing in June, July and August of 2010.

5.  The Last Airbender

Anyone who has seen Avatar (I don’t mean the one with Pandora in it, I mean the cartoon show) is surely gonna have to watch this. Two years in the making, the graphics are set to be amazing (It’s releasing in 3D). For those who don’t know already, the movie is the story of the last descendant of the airbenders who is to take revenge on the fire kingdom for conquering the air, water and earth kingdoms.

4. Takers

The movie has little or no hype, but I found the story worth the watch. The movie is about a cop who comes in the middle of a group of bank robbers and their $20 million.

3. Predators

That’s right, it’s the 3rd movie of Predator franchise.  This time without aliens. Let’s face it, Predators are more cooler than them Aliens. I mainly wanna watch this because i loved the first 2 predator movies and not the AVP crap.

2.  Inception

Set in a futuristic world, technologies exist that can allow us to steal thoughts from the human mind when it’s dreaming. Leonardo DiCaprio does a great job in his role that is central to the movie.

1. The Expendables

Probably the biggest action movie of the summer. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and a host of other action stars and directed by Sylvester Stallone. It’s the story of a crew of mercenaries that travel to South America to overthrow a dictator.

Movie that didn’t make it to the top 5

The A-team

Framed for crime they didn’t commit, a team of four former Special Forces soldiers looks to clear their name with the U.S. military.


Scientists fuse 2 different samples of human DNA. Things go horribly wrong a bit later.

Jonah Hex

The U.S. military gives bounty hunter Jonah Hex and offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he’s to take down a terrorist.

Knight and Day

An action-comedy starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake recruits a seemingly everyday guy in his mission to defend New York City from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath.


A spy thriller starring Angelina Jolie

The Other Guys

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize, only things don’t quite go as planned.

The last Exorcism

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew, where a possessed young brings him face to face with the devil himself.

************ update**********

2 movies that i failed to mention, because i forgot

1) Scott Pilgrim Vs the World

2) Toy Story 3

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