Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible, inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea, but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures
The plot walks between dreams and reality, and is defined as a “contemporary action science fiction film that occurs within the structure of consciousness.” The dream maker played by Leonardo DiCaprio leads a team of agents played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Alan Page to enter the dreams of others, steal secrets from the subconscious minds of others, and Reshape the story of others’ dreams.
The non-linear narrative film technique in “Inception” is best suited to the presentation of the plot structure. The interlocking multiple dreams have compiled a logically consolidated giant net. Nolan’s trick in this work is that Everyone can understand the movie, but it makes people feel that “there are a thousand Hamlet in the eyes of a thousand readers”.
Many people do not understand this movie because they do not understand “dream” and they do not know the essence of “dream”. To understand dreams, the best reading is Freud’s “Analysis of Dreams”.
Freud’s exposition on the essence of dreams is “the true expression of inner desire.” In my opinion, dreams are a direct reflection of the truest desire deep in everyone’s heart.
In the film, there will be not only one layer of dreams, but also dreams in dreams, as well as three layers of dreams and four layers of dreams. Every time one goes deep into the next level of dreams, the passing speed of perceiving time will be several times slower than the passing speed of real time. If you want to wake up from the next level of dreams, you must die or fall in the previous level of dreams.
In fact, many brain-burning films are not so brain-burning, but the audience is too easy to be led into the mental quagmire set by the director.