Did You Find “Inception” to be Confusing? So Did its Star.

12/26/2010 Posted by Admin

Did You Find “Inception” to be Confusing? So Did its Star.

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By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto

From the moment that first enigmatic trailer was unleashed on the masses, the internet was abuzz with theories about Christopher Nolan’s “Inception.” The speculation only grew more intense after the film itself was released, with audience members from around the world offering their take on the dream-vision they had just seen. Never mind the philosophical issues brought up by the film; for many, it was tough just to understand the plot.

If you were one of those people, not to worry. Turns out, you’re in good company. Leonardo DiCaprio, the very star of the film, admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that he was baffled by the script when he first read it.

The actor says, “"It got incredibly confusing at certain points in the beginning, but the more we talked, the more I understood.”

In a film that relies heavily on science fiction intellectualizing, DiCaprio’s character had to provide the story’s emotional center. There are some fans, however, who feel that this important aspect of the film was overshadowed by the focus on dreams and the nature of reality. Perhaps it would be easier to invest ourselves in the true drama of the characters if we weren’t distracted by the sci-fi element.

Whether or not that’s a legitimate argument, those fans seem to be the minority. Critics and audiences alike praised “Inception” as one of the most original films to be released in years, and with the Academy now considering ten films for the Best Picture Oscar, it may have a shot at even greater recognition come awards season.

In the meantime, the DVD and Blu-Ray of the film was recently released, so you can ponder and puzzle over this intricate story as often as you like.

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