What To Watch Next: “Inception”

By Alex Hartleb

When I heard that Netflix was adding “Inception” to their roster of movies, I instantly knew that it had to be my next recommendation. From the first time I watched it till now, it has always remained one of my personal favorites.

“Inception” follows Dominick “Dom” Cobb, played by Leonardo Dicaprio, who is an expert in the field of extraction, which consists of gaining his mark’s information by entering their dreams and stealing valuable secrets. This is considered highly illegal, and because of that, Cobb is an international fugitive on the run. His only goal is to see his kids again, but sadly due to his status, he cannot.

But Cobb is given the chance to erase his current criminal status and get his old life back if he can pull off one last mission. This it isn’t any ordinary mission for Cobb, since instead of stealing ideas, he and his team must instead plant one inside of someone else’s mind and make them believe it to be true in a process called inception.

But Cobb has some secrets of his that may compromise the mission and ruin everything that he has worked towards, even costing him the chance to finally see his children once again. 

Now I know that this might sound like a lot, and “Inception” is definitely one of those movies that requires your full attention to understand, but it is such a great movie that I highly recommend everyone watches it. There are a lot of unanswered questions towards the beginning, but as the movie keeps progressing they start to get answered and everything starts to make a lot of sense. 

“Inception” is also filled with tons of non-stop action which really just takes this movie to the next level and also has probably one of my favorite actions scenes of all time. The plot, characters, and the premise of planting an idea inside someone else’s mind through dreams all just make this movie amazing. Cobb is truly written perfectly and is one of those characters that is so easy to root for the entire movie no matter what he’s going through. 

And so for anyone who has yet to see “Inception”, I strongly recommend that you check it out since it won’t disappoint. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!