I saw it, loved it--I mean I've never seen a movie where EVERY performance is amazing. Not one weak link in this cast!
Anyway, about the ending...I think it was real, the spinner was about to topple, any sign that it wouldn't keep spinning tells me that he was in the real world. In the dream world, it would've never faltered, right?
I love Christopher Nolan to death, but I'm also hard on him when I notice his consistent flaws. All in all Inception is far from his best work (That remains Memento), but it is really something special and well-deserving of its accolades so far. And as someone already mentioned each member the cast is absolutely amazing at his or her respective performance...a strong contender for SAG Best Ensemble next year, perhaps? It's still too early to tell, though
It's so much better then the good but unspectacular Avatar. I mean, Avatar had some really incredible visuals, but the writing was weak, imo. In this, but the writing and the visuals (also the acting, music, directing, etc.) were all excellent. Beyond excellent.
I think it'll get a Best Picture nomination, but the biggest award I can see it winning is maybe Original Screenplay. At the Oscars, at least.
chicandcool, I think that the top would have stopped spinning. I've read some theories about other possible scenarios and they just don't seem right to me. Cobb woke up on the Plane. How could he be back in Limbo? Unless he was always there, but that kind of ruins the entire movie. I think people are making a complex film far more complicated then it really is. Nolan said that the film is easy to understand. If these other theories are true, then it is NOT easy to understand, because then you can basically make up your own story about what was real and what was not and it can't be proven false.
KINGofVERSAILLES, (in white for spoilers)
I'm trying to convince myself that the top stopped spinning too. I think what supports this theory for me the most is the fact that he finally got to see his children's faces, which he never got to see in his dreams no matter what he did.
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saw it yesterday. it was bloody fantastic. christopher nolan is genius. loved it's complexity and the cast. last night i had a dream about dreams! just goes to show that it impacted my subconscious.
leonardo is definitely a leading man. did anyone else think joseph gordon-levitt was surprisingly hot? he's all grown up!
the movie really had me thinking about creativity and dreams. the science of sleep and dreams really fascinates me. sometimes i'll fall asleep on the couch and have what seems to me, a full dream but then my husband tells me i was only sleeping for five minutes. it's so strange how fast dreams move -- like the movie addresses, everything in dreams moves so fast compared to real time. fascinating!
possible spoiler in white:
i too think the top stops spinning. it looked like it was going to stop, but i like how they filmed it right before it would stop just to keep people in suspense.