SR Geek Picks: Young Kirk vs. Old Kirk, ‘Inception’ Ending Explained, LEGO ‘Breaking Bad’ & More

Published 5 months ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 8:59 pm,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Superman vs. Jesse Eisenberg; Jimmy Fallon and The Muppets saying goodbye to Late Night; a LEGO Breaking Bad set; and Young Kirk vs Old Kirk. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, TheGeekTwins tell us 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!

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Jimmy & The Muppets Say Goodbye To “Late Night” (w/ “The Weight” from “The Last Waltz”)

Jimmy & the Muppets perform “The Weight” by the Band for the last waltz of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Ceremony Get Lucky by Russian Police Choir

Russian Police Choir sing Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony 2014.

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Best Fails of the Week 1 February 2014

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LEGO Breaking Bad

Breaking bad lego 570x380 SR Geek Picks: Young Kirk vs. Old Kirk, Inception Ending Explained, LEGO Breaking Bad & More

The Lego brand won’t touch this TV series due to the harsh nature of the show, so you won’t find this kit at your local toy store. Luckily, Citizen Brick will sell you a Lego kit for making your own miniature Breaking Bad meth lab. If you’re a superfan, you’ll want to check out the other Lego kit for Breaking Bad, or should we say Bricking Bad?

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Young Kirk vs Old Kirk

Find out what was left on the cutting room floor of the Star Trek reboot with this extended cut!

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NEXT: Inception Ending Explained

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  1. I love Inception. Very cool theory, and it seems like it shakes out pretty well.

  2. The BuzzFeedPop Jurassic Park video totally rips off CinemaSins’ style… not to mention that CinemaSins already did a “Everything Wrong with Jurassic Park” that mentioned the boy at the beginning and the legendary “that is one big pile of s***” quote.

  3. I have to give Nolan credit. That “twist ending” really did a good job of distracting everyone from how thematically shallow Inception really is. This dude watched the movie 26 times trying to hash out a plot point that doesn’t even effect the underlying message of the film.

  4. This detail in Inception was discovered way back when the movie was released though. When the movie was released I was personally frustrated by most people giving for granted that the fade to black at the end meant that Cobb was in a dream, so I looked up all information and discussions about the movie I could and reached the conclusion that Nolan had in fact been very clever to put subtle hints so the film wouldn’t be as open ended as most people think if you looked for the right clues. The theory that the end scene happened in real life seems to be the correct one since it is also supported by the fact that they used at least two different pairs of actors to portray Cobb’s kids, with the appearance at the end being represented by older children and all prior ones by a younger pair, and that they are also wearing slightly different clothes at the end.

    • I thought that too and always felt weird when people came up with different theories while I figured the only right one was the exact explanation you gave.

    • Any theory is only ‘correct’ as far as you want to believe – Nolan said himself that although he personally thought Cobb was in reality at the end, it was just his personal take – he said people would read it differently and how each person reacts to it would be personal to them. To me it defeats the whole point of having an ambiguous ending if you just go and stick a definitive answer there – this isn’t a mystery novel with a mystery to solve, it’s a story considering the blurred lines between dreams and reality.

      Also it gets annoying how every few months someone ‘discovers’ that same video again and goes around sharing it like he’s struck a goldmine. Just about everyone who watched Inception and wondered enough about the ending to go looking would’ve found it long ago. It’s doubly ironic that Screen Rant is posting it considering their explanation of the ending (which I absolutely agree with and which I think Kofi did a great job of explaining – not to mention that Nolan basically said the same thing as well): http://screenrant.com/inception-spoilers-discussion-kofi-68330/3/

  5. Question? How do you turn on the subtitle for Inception’s ending explained?

    • Its that little CC icon at the bottom of the video player, click it and turn on subtitles.

  6. Sorry…I’m virtually puzzled in so many ways I cannot even get myself together… The LEGO movie is actually getting a 97% rating at RT???

    What is wrong with those people??? How can a good – yet not perfect – but still stylish fantasy flick such as “I, Frankenstein” receive 4% and a superfluous flick based on toy bricks receive the exact opposite???

    Certainly not because The Lego Movie is “better”!?! There must be so much hatred directed at Hollywood blockbusters that they actually tend towards such critical cruelty…

    I’ve never been a huge fan of animated movies – although 3D animation has proven more effective than 2D cartoons – but what I really hate are voluntary limitations such as puppetry (Muppets) or claymation. I’m all up for motion capture technology, making 3D animation as realistic as it gets… but a throwback concept such as bringing Lego toys to “life” is nothing but an insult to any any attempt at creating virtual reality…

    Are you so tired of that attempt that you actually cherish its utter deconstruction per se? Even as a child I hated Lego for being utterly unrealistic patchwork stuff… Maybe it’s due to my utter lack of imagination… but these ratings are an insult to my very belief that it is the movies’ ultimate goal to unify imagination and reality at a virtually indistinguishable photorealistic level…

    This crap and its popularity is a major cultural set-back… I’d go for crap like Sharknado any day instead of Lego, Muppets, Wallace & Gromit or Thunderbirds any day!

    • Do you feel better now? THAT must have weighed a ton on your shoulders…

      That being said, to each his own. I, for one, adore Legos. :-)

    • But it’ll produce sequels. Thought you’d be all over it. ;-)

    • I guess your taste differs to mine because I thought I, Frankenstein looked like crap based on the trailers and others who were crazy enough to actually watch it felt the same while The LEGO Movie’s trailers looked fun and hilarious and so far, people are using the same things to explain their enjoyment of the movie.

      I’d have preferred the 3D animation used in the LEGO video games but hey, the humour of those games seems to be there in the movie and I look forward to its release next Friday to share the enjoyment.

      I also can’t believe you completely disrespected the mediums of puppetry and claymation that still impress and take hard work and dedication to create.

  7. That Superman vs Lexenberg video was hilarious !! LOL
    Nice editing by Screen Junkies.

    It’s hard to believe that Cavill & Eisenberg are in their 30s.Cavill is a man. While Eisenberg still looks like a college kid.

  8. The Inception video forgot to mention one thing, which jumpstarts the theory (and likely answer) in the first place. The top didn’t originally belong to Dom. It was Mal’s. You never let another person handle your totem, it won’t work for them. Hence, Dom’s real totem is not the top, but his ring.

    • Not to speak about the video as I have my ideas… however I dont think you understand the use of the totem.

      The totem wont work in dream for someone else. However in real life if I find out what your totem is I can use it in the dream world.

      A totem is a real world object. It has properties that only you should know in the real world. If I take your totem in real life, learn its ‘properties’ I can use it in the dream world.

      What I think you mean is if you have your totem in the dream world I cant use it nor can I manipulate the outcome.

      So if you believe Mal died in the real world, Cobb was able to get her totem. He was able to study it (in the real world) learning of the way it spun and or landed. That way he could use it in the dream world as his totem.

      The issue people are stuck on is the totem spinning or falling. This is a non issue. A top such as the one being used never perpetually spins. It has to stop spinning. This is real world physics. This is what you base your totem on (real world). So it is not if the totem spun ‘forever’ it is the feel, weight, texture, balance etc of it.

      The reason Mal went coocoo (IMO) was she would allow her totem to spin forever. That is not what the totem is for. It is supposed to act like you know it will act in real life so you can tell if you are in control of a dream or not. Once Cobb found out that she allowed her totem to spin forever he could manipulate her belief of who was controlling the dream state.

      I believe he was just curious and it was his fault she died.

      So now he has her totem. And to keep himself sane he makes sure Mal (yes the dead one) is not manipulating the dream by testing her totem that she would allow to spin forever. This keeps him honest so to speak allowing him to remember she is dead and not get lost in his own dream (sub conscious). The one that wants to keep Mal alive.

      He uses his totem (the ring) to make sure no one else is controlling his dream.

      So thats my take on the Top and the Ring. He has two totems for two different purposes.

  9. I kept telling everyone this a week after the movie came out. It took you guys 3 years to realize this?

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