“For those who enjoy to peering into the subtext of Nolan’s storied craft, the whole notion of the ravages of mental illness give the production a much bigger scope.” (S.James Wegg, 2011)
Cobb becomes the stereotypical Nolan Hero; his existence revolves around trying to hold back his personal feelings and emotions of which he has no control over. His aura of guilt bearing down on his shoulders, the feeling of unfinished business; he bears striking resemblance to Christian Bale’s Batman. The notion of an unstable mind combined with entering the human mind makes for a very interesting plot element.
Inception accomplishes many technical feats, using state of the art CG technology to simulate the surreal movements of the dream world. One scene where Page turns the entire city back on itself is particularly stunning (Fig 4). Nolan is a stunning creator of visually-appealing worlds and sets as well as his brilliant ability to implement grandeur into seemingly stale themes in other movies and it shows in Inception.
(Wegg, S. James, 2011) http://www.jamesweggreview.org/Articles.aspx?ID=1395 (Accessed 24/10/2012)
(Black, Jeff, 2010) http://www.examiner.com/article/movie-review-inception-9 (Accessed 24/10/2012)
(Fig 1) http://www.magicdvdripper.com/rip-inception-dvd.htm (Accessed 24/10/2012)
(Fig 2) http://collider.com/new-inception-images-posters-christopher-nolan/34058/inception-21/ (Accessed 24/10/2012)
(Fig 3) http://readwatchwrite.com/week-7-inception-first-impressions/ (Accessed 24/10/2012)
(Fig 4) http://archialternative.com/2010/07/26/inception-of-architecture/ (Accessed 24/10/2012)