If you haven't seen the teaser for Christopher Nolan's new film, Inception, you're missing out. Here it is below.
What makes it interesting (apart from the fact that the film comes from the man who helmed The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Memento and stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Ken Watanabe.
Have a look and see what you think.
Hmm, yes, it does have a Matrix-y feel. All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream, as Edgar Allen Poe would put it.
The plot, however, remains a guarded secret, with some pundits reporting this synopsis as the real thing:
"Inception is about entering peoples’ minds/dreams. A technology to do so has been developed and is done through an injection. DiCaprio and his team work to enter the minds of other characters in order to retrieve/plant information.”
What's really interesting in the trailer is when the entire world (literally) turns upside down (or at least, tilts). This of course brings to mind films like The Matrix, Vanilla Sky Level 13 and Dark City.
But it may not just be a 'it's all in your head!' movie.
That tilt might be real.
Sure, sounds like rubbish, but consider the story that has given rise to most of these 'you think you're living in reality but you're not' Sci Fi films. It's a great little short story called 'The Tunnel Under the World' by recent high school graduate, Frederick Pohl.
Now 89, the doyen of Sci Fi writers (and author of the classic The Space Merchants) produced a sweet little tale about advertising gone amock, a theme close to Pohl's heart. You can find it online. It's a great read.
After you've read it, you'll agree that the idea that finishes off the story is quite the kick in the head - and quite rightly the godfather of the movies that now use it's basic premise of reality versus perceived reality as their plot theme.
So when you have a look at the Inception trailer again, perhaps the world we don't know may in fact be even more far out than we imagine. Of course, we can only speculate at this point. The film is currently slated for release on July 16th, 2010.