Still Nobody Knows What ‘Inception’ Is About


It’s about a year away from release, but still Christopher Nolan’s Inception is already hyped up as one of the most anticipated films of 2010. Described as a contemporary Sci-Fi thriller and with a synopsis that says nothing more than “a CEO-type becomes involved in a black-mailing scandal” (IMDb), Inception has a lot of movie fans eagerly guessing. We know that the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, and Ken Watanabe. Earlier we also learned of some of the films locations. Other than that it’s one of the best kept secrets in movie-dom.

This past weekend a trailer was released preceding Inglourious Basterds and the movie’s official website launched. Neither makes any steps toward giving us an idea what Inception is about. The website features nothing more than a metallic spinning top that follows around your mouse as you move it. Nice graphics for a movie website, but frustratingly simple.

The movie’s trailer (which can be seen after the jump) gave us an idea about the tone of the film, but not the plot. The music is a crescendoing, ominous techno orchestral piece (that I think was also used in the Terminator Salvation trailer). We see helicopter shots, Leonardo DiCaprio looking perturbed, noir-like lighting, and a gravity-defying fight scene edited amongst glimpses of brief symbols – a clock ticking, a top spinning, etc. All looks very nice, but still leaves so much to the imagination. It may be a while before we get a full trailer for this film, but the suspense is building.

View the Bootlegged Trailer after the Jump.

And here is a link to an HD version of the trailer.

[Source: Cinematical,]

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  • I am happy to walk into a movie knowing nothing about it. The internet has made spoilers too easy to find, even when you’re not looking. I think film makers should do more to keep secrets.

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