(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
No person can deny that Chris Nolan’s Inception was a piece of sheer genius, with it’s fantastic effects and character development. Yet, something has been off for those that press on, watching Cobb’s top spin into the credits. Everyone has their own theory as to what happens and Chris Nolan has heard enough of it. For every new theory Chris Nolan gets one more hair painfully pulled off his ass. Chris is taking these conspiracy nuts head on and with the Batman gloves off.
In the latest issue of Wired magazine, issue 18.12, Nolan takes a few of these theories on Inception and gives them his very shiny two cents:
In the end you can hear Cobb’s top topple over thus proving that he’s not in a dream, Nolan’s response: “This gives Cobb a base-line reality. But he’s an untrustworthy narrator.”
What about the fact that Cobb’s children are wearing the same clothes in his dreams and in the climax? Plus they haven’t aged at all? Clearly THIS proves that he is in a dream. Nolan’s response: “The kids are not wearing the same clothes at the end! And they do age! We were working with two sets of kids.”
But what about the fact that Cobb is clearly not looking at the top in the end? Does that mean he doesn’t care if it’s a dream or reality he’s happy, so clearly it is a dream or else why else show that? Nolan’s response: “The important thing is that Cobb’s not looking at the top. He doesn’t care.”
Ok what if just the ENDING is a dream and Saito and Cobb are still stuck together in the dream world, so they’ve decided to build their own world together, where everything works out? Nolan’s response: “Uh…that’s not how I would have read the movie.”
The phrase “leap of faith” is repeated over and over causing many people to believe that the whole movie is really an act of Inception. Nolan’s response: “I don’t think I’m going to tell you about this.”
Oh snap! Looks like Chris has everything all wrapped up in a nice little bow and it’s right under the Christmas tree. You can see what Nolan has to say about more of these theories in the December issue of Wired.