Looking at it for face value sure an explosive zany effects filam where your constantly wondering where the hell the next twist will unfold who’s in
whose dream, how much times passed in each dream, whose really who, what’s what as the maze goes deeper and deeper.
I personally thought it was a great film and thought about the director idea as Reesie said you have to wonder where does the “inception” begin
and how many layers you could go in to it and just as a films being created or stories being told you have the director or creator the source of what
we see and how then on the choices of each character and which layer it seems to go in to unfolds. Just from the statement “How did we get here?”
Ariadne realises - boom, then and there she’s in a dream.
Just as we start the film how did Cobb get here, right in the action who what where etc you never see from start to finish the wonderful dream
inducing device or the exact even basic technology behind it.
Just that a tiny device on the wrist and zoom dream world..... as stated previously and the good ole military developed it.
How indeed does he manage to get in to Saito’s mind since he seems to be an on the ball kinda guy lots of resources etc and how the hell did he know
Cobb was where he was just popping up in the car as he randomly took a particular path through the maze of houses and streets after meeting Eames when
he ditches “the shadowy corporate people” endlessly pursuing him of a deal he signed and his own reality and happiness lies in getting back to his
kids which as stated clothes never change, never see faces and eventually he got to that reality seemingly waking up on the plane and that was maybe
the path he chose.
Also no real background on Cobb as such just he must be some prodigy of Michael Cain’s char some psychology of who knows what and we find that the
totem he carries isn’t really his but his wifes locked secret as blupblup pointed out and as the film goes through the layers each character working
out their own aspects of an idea.
If you look at the cobb is the dreamer scenario and the other characters are manifestations of him working through his/her particular
conflicts/emotions/ideas etc just as Fischer is also working through his own idea’s projected manifestations of his sub-conscious within the dream
of a dream of an idea an inception etc just as we do in our own.
That’s no flaw on the director by any means for the little details because that’s not what it’s about just when you look at it on that level.
As any director can do and depending on their style has the ability to direct and portray various ideas, use aspects of themselves maybe of other’s
and the vast wonderful technologies available in the film making industry we have today in allowing them to create what they do.
I’m by no means saying the director needs his children back/lost his wife/doomed relationship /wants to be the cool headed guy at times/corporate
agenda’s/goons or whatever demons we face to try and summarise this scenario since I don’t know anything about psychology or dreams and symbolism
and am somewhat a noob on such things.
In some very abstract way just how we are trying to figure out ourselves and others, emotions and conflicts our own paths in life.......Just how did
we get here, but we all know of course depending on where we’ve walked what we believe or studied and know to be true.
Looking on the plane of reality what we know and don’t, what we perceive in our own paradigm all entwined in some way going all the way back to all
we know or can piece together.
We have the big bang/a singularity/the hand of god/a vibration and the harmonious strings our universe plays/consciousness being the idea could it be
from an idea, or looking at it in the weird and wonderful way of a brain and how a new neuron is formed as small as it is the vastness that alone may
hold in the infinite realms of the maze of the mind....cont..