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…
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.