Inception

I enjoyed watching Inception, and as far as I could tell it was a consistent if complex story for the world that it set up. But that world was a very weird one. If my subconscious mind wanted to get rid of some outside influence within the context of a shared dream, it certainly would not resort to people with guns. There would be a massive tidal wave, or everybody would be swimming through jello, or something equally odd. I don’t remember many of my dreams, but the ones that I do remember are nothing at all like the scenes in Inception. And if I were dreaming the Cillian Murphy role when he finally confronted his father, I’d like to think that even my subconscious would be a bit suspicious, and just see the scene as an example of wish fulfillment.

Still the movie is certainly worth seeing.

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  1. etbe said,

    September 11, 2010 @ 3:53 am

    When I have bad dreams I sometimes use a light-saber to solve whatever the problem happens to be. I’ve also dreamed of using an Uzi. As for swimming through jello, I think that’s a relatively common experience to have in a nightmare, when the jello is against you then you probably can’t turn it around on the enemy. When swimming through jello and being chased by wild animals or space aliens then having an Uzi magically appear when you need it most is a good option!

    Using other people (whether armed or not) to solve problems is quite different from any dreams that I recall having. It does seem plausible that there are people who have such dream experiences though. I think that there would be a significant psychological difference between people who dream of other people to solve problems and people who do it themself.

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