DiCaprio Tries to Describe ‘Inception’ Plot

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:10 am,

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If you’ve been following the news on Christopher Nolan’s next film, entitled Inception, you’re probably aware of the general plot: [SPOILER alert for those wanting to stay completely in the dark about the film]. Essentially, the movie is about entering people’s minds and both implanting and extracting information – that’s the gist anyway, and even if you’ve got a handle on the basics you still might feel a little confused by it (take, for example, the shot of a freight train speeding down a city street!).

Well, if that’s the case then don’t worry as you’re in the same boat as a lot of the cast. In a recent interview with Inquirer, Inception star Leonardo DiCaprio spoke about what it was like to shoot the movie and how he and a lot of the cast were confused by it. Here’s the quote:

“‘Inception’ is…Chris delving into dream psychoanalysis and, at the same time, making a high-octane, surreal film that came from his mind. He wrote the entire thing, and it all made sense to him. It didn’t make sense to many of us when we were doing it. We had to do a lot of detective work (laughing) to figure out what the movie was about.”

I’m glad we’re not alone, Leo… Inception is really shaping up to be one of the most unique films to hit the mainstream in quite some time. Along with DiCaprio and, of course, Christopher Nolan directing, it also stars the likes of Ellen Page (Juno), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai). Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Marion Cotillard (Public Enemies). And did I mention it has a reported budget of around $200 million? Not so much a “strange little movie” as a “unique and peculiar blockbuster.”

On top of talking Inception, DiCaprio also discussed what it was like to work with Nolan and Martin Scorsese (on Shutter Island – their fourth collaboration):

“Both Chris and Martin are great directors. The material and its complexity are what I’m attracted to. I’m not happy if I don’t have a lot to do. I’ve been lucky to work with people who want to tell stories that hit on different cylinders simultaneously. ‘Shutter Island’ is definitely that.”

I’m definitely looking forward to both of DiCaprio’s big films this year. Shutter Island should have came out last year before it was inexplicably pushed back a few months, and now it sits near my most anticipated of 2010. Inception sits at number one on my list for this year, not just because of who’s behind and in front of the camera, but also because I’m a sucker for mysterious movies like this that challenge the viewer instead of spoon-feeding them for two hours.

Let’s all hope after Inception Nolan decides to sign on for a third Batman movie. Just sayin’ is all… icon smile DiCaprio Tries to Describe Inception Plot

Are you still confused by Inception‘s plot? Do you think it’s best to know as little as possible when going into a movie like this or is it better to have all the facts? Are you hoping Nolan does a third Batman after he’s done with this?

Inception hits theaters on July 16th, 2010.

Source: Inquirer (hat tip to /Film)

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  1. People attitude towards this movie is downright bizarre, its as if people think Nolan should only be allowed to do Batman movies. I for one hope he doesnt return for Batman 3! I'd rather he went on as a creative film maker and did cool movies like Inception, and his best movie, The Prestige ( a film in which Christian Blae proves he can actually act).

  2. You're definitely in the minority opinion there, my friend. LOL. As far as I'm concerned Nolan is the best thing to happen to Batman (and comic book movies) to date.

    Of course, that's just me.

  3. As far as I am concerned Nolan has ruined superhero movies for me. Now everyone thinks conic book movies can only be dark and gritty, I blame Dark Knight for the lack of a new Superman movie.

    I do love Batman Begins though. Just to be clear.

  4. There's a lack of Superman movies because Superman is a horrible idea for any story. Oh someone who has no flaws and stops everything. It's very very boring.

  5. That's BS. If it wasn't for Superman there wouldn't be comic books. If it wasn't for the Superman movie there wouldn't be comic book movies.

  6. Your Both Wrong…

    cant wait for inception!!!

  7. Well,Tim Burtons Batman wasnt exacly Sweetness and Lite.
    So, Nolan certainly didnt start the dark and gritty trend .

  8. This kind of alarms me. DiCaprio has to have read the script to have agreed to do it and yet he has no clue as to what it's about. Where does that leave the viewers?

  9. dude nolan can do both this adds to his experience which will add to batman stop bitching

  10. Dr Sam
    you always exaggerate about batman and superman. You take both to the extreme and on opposite ends.

  11. Maybe he trusts in Nolan. He doesn't have to read the script.

  12. I still have no idea what the heck this movie is about but I have to admit that's what has me anticipating it so badly.

  13. No. The lack of Superman movies is that Bryan Singer ruined the franchise. Nolan was the best thing to happen to Batman because Batman is a dark and gritty character. But he wouldn't be a good director for a Superman film. I actually think if someone like James Cameron, Sam Raimi, or Richard Donner ever decided to take the reins of a Superman film they could breathe life back into the franchise. I truly wish that Donner would return to the franchise. But if he did it'd probably be to continue where he left off. What I'd really like is a full blown reboot. And they should bring on Tom Welling and Erica Durance to play the roles of Lois and Clark and Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor.

  14. Yeah Nolan hurry up and make Batman 3 haha nah but this sounds cool too. I'm excited for it… Not super excited, but I'll go for it. Michael Caine is in it? It'll be good. I do love Alfred.

  15. How does anyone relate with Superman though? Good idea for a superhero… bad idea for a movie. Batman is good because he has no super powers! You can relate to Batman! Who wants to watch a guy in a tights fly around and shoot lasers out of his eyes? Sounds cool, but it's not a story to tell.

  16. But if he was IN the movie and didn't understand what was going on… Then how will we know what's going on? Unless Leo just isn't very educated, but I assume he is.

  17. Think about it for a second. They add very much effects and cgi after the fact so he may not know what's going on in the scenes more than 50% of the time. Just a thought but I'm not positive.

  18. Inception = EPIC

  19. I think you are misreading the quote a little bit. Dicaprio said they had to investigate to understand what was happening. So the crew did understand what was going on after some detective work.

  20. That is awesome, I like a good mental challenge. It looks like Leo is gonna have a big 2010.

  21. He should still have a general idea. I'm sure Nolan doesn't keep him totally out of the loop. He knows the plot at least, and he knows his character's motivation.

  22. He should still have a general idea. I'm sure Nolan doesn't keep him totally out of the loop. He knows the plot at least, and he knows his character's motivation.

  23. I'm with you, I'd much rather see Nolan pursue other films. I honestly hated Batman Begins, and while I did like TDK I really do think it is a fairly over-rated film. I am in no way saying these aren't the best Batman films, I'd just like to see other people take hold of the creative reigns to the series. There are so many possibilities for the Batman film universe.
    I really can't wait for Inception though, knowing little to nothing about the plot makes me want to see it even more!

  24. This is for everyone moaning about Nolan making comic book movies dark and gritty. I’m really sorry to inform you all, but Batman comics are DARK and GRITTY. So sue the guy for sticking to 71 years of precedent.

  25. Just watched Inception for a 2nd time and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you find it confusing, don’t worry, it’s meant to be a little confusing. It’s not confusing because of sloppy writing or directing, but because it’s open to some interpretation. One of the major themes in the movie is mazes or more specifically, paradoxes. The movie itself is ultimately a paradox because it allows for three really solid interpretations. They’re all solid, but definitely not perfect; in fact, they can be contradictory. That’s the whole point. For myself, I found one of the 3 (that my friends and I saw) theories to be the most satisfying, so I’m going with that one. Don’t worry. The movie is still entertaining at a superficial action caper level too. Finally, there’s a summer movie that’s worth watching more that once. Here’s a disclaimer though – don’t go into the movie tired or distracted. If you find dreams as interesting as I do, this movie will not disappoint.

  26. Be careful Leonardo DiCaprio!

    Obviously marriage is needed, but you are absolutely doing the wrong thing if you marry that model girl (B.R) from that dirty country (I don’t even want to mention the name). I think it’s the worst thing that you have done in your life…. especially converting to a lower-level religion is the worst. People should progress in their lives; by doing this, you are converting to a lower-level religion which means adversity. It’s that girl who should convert to a higher-level religion not you. I am reeeeeeeeeeally sorry for you if you do that. At least, you could marry someone from your country and your religion.

    I’ve head of you being impressed by Islam and the muslims while doing body of lies in the middle east.
    I hoped (and still hope) that you convert to Islam (the last religion and the only religion that God wants people to believe in). Islam is the highest level religion (because it is the last and the most complete religion which has been sent exactly for nowadays’ people (who can easily perceive it) and if you (and anybody else) convert to Islam, have made yourself sooooooooooo prosperous in both worlds.

    Obviusly The US government and that cancer-like country don’t like you to become a muslim (I’m not sure, but it seems so). When micheal Jackson became a muslim, they couldn’t tolerate it and killed him (as I’ve heard, I’m not sure again), maybe because they knew that if he converts to Islam, many other people who are his fans will convert to Islam, too. and it would mean a disaster for them. I’m not sure and don’t wanna say anything without any proofs, but how is it possible that exactly the time when everything is ready for you to become a muslim, a such wierd marriage condition happens for you, specially with a girl from that dirty cancer-like country?! And that girl wants you such wrong things about religion!!! It means that exactly on the time of being prosperous forever, such things happen and make everything inverse for you ….

    The best thing for you is to become a muslim, and there’s no problem about your acting in the movies, it’s no more than going to another country (like Iran whose the majrity of people are real muslims) and continue acting (they will welcome you then).