Film Review – Inception

We have something a little different today for a blog post. We have a video film review – Inception. Arguably, Inception is director Christopher Nolan’s greatest film and one of my all time favourites. In this video, we will explore why it is a masterpiece and what we can learn from it.


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Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) may look suave in the suit, but he has a lot of issues both internally and externally that he needs to resolve.

Among the many topics that we discuss in this review of Inception, here are some of the highlights:

  • The complexities of the main character Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is on the one hand a genius, but racked by guilt and unable to live with himself;
  • The role that Ariadne (Ellen Paige) plays in the film in relation to Cobb, so that he realises what he has to do to deal with his inner demons;
  • The role that Cobb’s ex-wife, Mal (Marion Cotillard), plays and how she is tearing him apart form within, and how this manifests itself as the stakes increase for Cobb and his team;
  • How Christopher Nolan cleverly links the opening scene with one of the last scenes;
  • How and why Inception‘s ending works, whichever side of the debate you fall on (if Cobb is dreaming or not); and
  • What we can learn from Inception to make us better story-writers.

Lastly, I really hope you enjoyed this film review – Inception. Next time around, we shall discuss another of Christopher Nolan’s classic films.

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