Christopher Nolan knows how to make a good film. He may be one of the best directors of all time. I think he is, and this movie is just another reason to believe it. Before going in, just know that Nolan didn't let Hans Zimmer see the film before he scored it. It's amazing how fitting the music is.
Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is skilled in Extraction: A work of manipulating a dream. He goes into your subconscious and steals your ideas. Cobb is a very troubled man, so when powerful Saito (Ken Wantanabe) offers Cobb a job he can't refuse, he jumps at the idea. The job is called Inception, instead of stealing an idea, they will go into the subject's mind and plant one. The subject is Robert Fischer Jr. (Cillian Murphy) a soon to be owner of a rival company of Saito's. Cobb, along with his team, Arthur, (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) his point man that helps him navigate. Newly recruited Ariadne, (Ellen Page) an architect that's going to build the world of the dream. Eames, (Tom Hardy) the forger, Yusuf (Dileep Rao) and Satio go deep into Fischer's dream and attempt their plan. The film also stars Marion Cotillard, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.
First off, the cast is outstanding. Every person does a fantastic job and there are no weak links. This is one of the best ensembles I've ever seen. The visual effects are stunning to say the least. One thing I worried about was that the intricate plot may get confusing (as some early reviews stated) but that wasn't the case at all. Nolan's pacing in this film is perfect and easy to follow. When Cobb is explaining everything to Ariadne, he's explaining it to the audience as well. It keeps you hooked until the very end. I'm glad I set my expectations high for this film, because Nolan met every one of them and gave me more. I honestly can't find a flaw in this film, it's just a wonderful piece of work.
Memorable Quote: "Can you tell your subconscious to ease up a bit? - Ariadne (Ellen Page)