Unless you actively scrounge the Internet for spoiler morsels and script leaks, chances are you have no idea what Inception, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film due out this summer, is about. The trailer hints at a plot revolving around entering the dreams of other people, but the relative lack of dialogue combined with stunning imagery of Parisian streets folding in on themselves makes it rather hard to get a firm grip on it all. That's just clever marketing, right? Surely the people involved with the production entirely understand what's going on, right?

Maybe not. While doing press for the coming release of the Martin Scorsese directed Shutter Island, Inception star Leonardo DiCaprio revealed that he doesn't get what it was all about. From his interview with the UK's Daily Telegraph, "It didn't make much sense to us when we were doing it, and we had to do a ton of detective work to try to figure out what the movie was and what we were doing from day to day, but, thank God, we had somebody who knew what he was doing."

That somebody would of course be writer/director Nolan, so given his track record I'm willing to assume that it all indeed makes perfect sense and this is just one of those times when keeping the plot under wraps meant keeping some of the talent in the dark. At least I hope that's the case. If Inception does only make sense to Nolan and no one else, I don't think my hard sci-fi craving heart can take a disappointment like that.
categories Movies, Sci-Fi