By now you’ve probably already checked out the third Inception trailer (if not go and watch it now!), the mind-bending new mystery-thriller from Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight). The new trailer gave us as much insight into the plot as possible without getting into spoiler territory, and it goes without saying that the visuals looked jaw-dropping.
But if that latest trailer wasn’t enough to wet your appetite for Inception then we have three brand new TV spots that should hold you over until the film’s release in a couple of months. The spots are all pretty similar to one another, and don’t give us a lot more new footage or info about the movie – with the exception of some new voice-over/dialogue from Leonardo DiCaprio. But they’re well worth checking out, nonetheless.
Although I don’t know if I can say I’m as excited about Inception as fellow Screen Rant writer Mike Eisenberg ( :P ), it’s nonetheless my single most anticipated movie of 2010 and that was at the start of the year, well before Iron Man 2, Kick-Ass and Alice in Wonderland were released. Add to the fact that it’s Christopher Nolan’s first film since The Dark Knight (he really is one of modern cinema’s great filmmakers), and the visuals and the overall tone of the film are stunning – at least from the footage we’ve seen so far. I’m ready to hand over my money as soon as tickets go on sale.
Just as a reminder, here’s the official plot synopsis for Inception that was revealed recently (MILD SPOILER ALERT):
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.
Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy and Tom Berenger. It’s both written and directed by Christopher Nolan.
Inception makes its way into theaters on July 16th, 2010.