"Inception" is an amazing experience — a challenge for both brain and eye, as images fold upon each other like origami and defy gravity, time and space.
Dom (Leonardo DiCaprio) developed a method to extract secrets from people's minds by entering their dreams. He and his team (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy) are highly sought-after for corporate espionage. A client (Ken Watanabe) hires them for a unique assignment: to plant an idea in a competitor's mind that will become reality, or an "inception."
Dom, harboring secrets of his own, brings in a dream "architect" (Ellen Page) who also serves as narrator to help the audience understand what's happening.
And there's a lot going on. What follows cannot quite be defined and, much like our own dreams, our grasp of what takes place is fleeting.
Director/writer Christopher Nolan ("Memento," "The Dark Knight") has created another unique film with echoes of "2001," "The Matrix" and the James Bond series.