History Film / Inception

21st Apr '17 10:45:08 AM PaulA
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* FollowTheLeader: Not the movie itself, but the advertising: it's become increasingly common for movie trailers to use the same '''''[[MemeticMutation BWOOOONNNG]]''''' sound effect used in ''Inception'''s teaser.



* ShootTheMoney: Did they ever. Filming took place in six different countries, and the filmmakers made sure to make creative use of the exotic scenery. They don't just show you downtown Paris -- ''they fold it on top of itself''. They don't just set a few scenes in an ancient Japanese castle -- ''they flood it, and then blow it up''. And so on.
21st Apr '17 10:41:42 AM PaulA
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* PrefersTheIllusion: This is the one danger of falling into [[FateWorseThanDeath Limbo]]. Because the time dilution causes a dream to last for ''decades'', the mind will live out an entire lifetime that becomes the dreamer's new reality. By the time the dream ends and they wake up, they'll have either lost touch with reality or have lost all mental faculties.

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* PrefersTheIllusion: PrefersTheIllusion:
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This is the one danger of falling into [[FateWorseThanDeath Limbo]]. Because the time dilution dilation causes a dream to last for ''decades'', the mind will live out an entire lifetime that becomes the dreamer's new reality. By the time the dream ends and they wake up, they'll have either lost touch with reality or have lost all mental faculties.



** [[spoiler:Mal also did this to hers and Cobb's anniversary hotel suite to make it look like Cobb had attacked her.]]
17th Apr '17 11:01:22 PM Az_Tech341
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Cobb kills two projections in the second dream level by getting hold of one of their guns and killing them with it.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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Cobb kills two projections in the second dream level by getting hold of one of their guns and killing them with it.
17th Apr '17 10:43:24 AM axle-k89
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** [[spoiler:Mal also did this to hers and Cobb's anniversary hotel suite to make it look like Cobb had attacked her.]]
17th Apr '17 10:39:56 AM axle-k89
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* BigDamnHeroes: Saito rescues Cobb in Mombasa with a ToyotaTripwire to take out a Cobol gunman and [[CasualDangerDialog]] asking Cobb if he wants a lift]].

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* BigDamnHeroes: Saito rescues Cobb in Mombasa with a ToyotaTripwire to take out a Cobol gunman and [[CasualDangerDialog]] [[CasualDangerDialogue asking Cobb if he wants a lift]].
17th Apr '17 10:38:47 AM axle-k89
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* {{BFG}}: The grenade launcher Eames uses in the dream when Arthur fails to hit his target.

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* {{BFG}}: The grenade launcher Eames uses in the dream when Arthur fails to hit his target.target with an assault rifle.
* BigDamnHeroes: Saito rescues Cobb in Mombasa with a ToyotaTripwire to take out a Cobol gunman and [[CasualDangerDialog]] asking Cobb if he wants a lift]].



* TheCanKickedHim: In the second dream level, Cobb leads Fischer into a men's room and hides him while two projections follow them in. Cobb uses one of their guns to kill both projections.



* DramaticShattering: Used a few times, twice in the trashed anniversary hotel suite by someone stepping on a wine glass. When Ariadne does it, it creates an OhCrap moment when Mal appears.



** [[spoiler:In the second dream level, Fischer picks up the gun in the bathroom, thinking he will wake up if he kills himself. Cobb warns him not to, knowing he will drop into limbo if he dies, and convinces Fischer to give him the gun. He gets killed by Mal in the third dream level, forcing Cobb and Ariadne to follow him down into limbo to rescue him and finish the job.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the third dream level, Eames gets his gun knocked over a railing by a projection. The same projection then throws Eames over the railing. This allows Eames to retrieve his gun and shoot the projection.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Cobb kills two projections in the second dream level by getting hold of one of their guns and killing them with it.
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In the third dream level, Eames gets his gun knocked over a railing by a projection. The same projection then throws Eames over the railing. This allows Eames to retrieve his gun and shoot the projection.



* OhCrap: Cobb's expression in the 2nd dream-state when he hears broken glass [[spoiler:which brings to his mind the night Mal killed herself]] which results in [[spoiler:the projection of his children showing up]] during the Mr. Charles gambit.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** Cobb and Ariadne in the Paris dream when the projections start mobbing them. Cobb then has another one when Mal appears.
** Ariadne in the trashed hotel suite when she steps on a champagne flute and sees Mal.
** Everyone in Arthur's cab in the first dream level when two cars block them in and the projections start to attack.
** Cobb and Ariadne in the first dream level when the train suddenly appears out of nowhere in the middle of the street.
** Fischer has one in the second dream level when Cobb tells him he's in a dream.
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Cobb's expression in the 2nd dream-state second dream level when he hears [[DramaticShattering broken glass glass]] [[spoiler:which brings to his mind the night Mal killed herself]] which results in [[spoiler:the projection of his children showing up]] during the Mr. Charles gambit.gambit.
** Cobb has one in the second dream level's men's room when he sees Fischer holding a gun to his head, knowing he will drop into limbo if he kills himself. He manages to get Fischer to give him the gun.


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Arthur before he tells the team in the first dream level that Fischer's subconscious has militarized, and knowing he's in trouble for not having let the others know because it didn't show up in the research. [[WhatTheHellHero Cobb REALLY lets him have it for that mistake]].


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* WhatTheHellHero: Cobb is ''furious'' with Arthur and yells at him for not having revealed that Fischer's subconscious is militarized, especially as they were just attacked [[spoiler:and Saito has been fatally wounded]]. Arthur and the others then give Cobb one for not telling them that if they get killed, they'll drop into limbo and may be trapped there indefinitely.
13th Apr '17 7:53:33 PM pokedude10
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* PrefersTheIllusion: This is the one danger of falling into [[FateWorseThanDeath Limbo]]. Because the time dilution causes a dream to last for ''decades'', the mind will live out an entire lifetime that becomes the dreamer's new reality. By the time the dream ends and they wake up, they'll have either lost touch with reality or have lost all mental faculties.
** Early on, we're introduced to a group of people who, dissatisfied with the real world, have chosen to live the remainder of their lives in a dream.
15th Mar '17 12:13:18 PM KingZeal
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* HallwayFight: The film features a hallway fight between Arthur and a nameless mook. Because they are inside the dreaming mind of a person in freefall, the two men end up grappling in zero gravity as the [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning hallway rotates]] and they flop this way and that.

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* HallwayFight: The film features a hallway fight between Arthur and a nameless mook. Because they are inside the dreaming mind of a person in freefall, a rolling vehicle, the two men end up grappling in zero gravity as the [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning hallway rotates]] and they flop this way and that.
15th Mar '17 10:47:40 AM morenohijazo
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* HallwayFight: The film features a hallway fight between Arthur and a nameless mook. Because they are inside the dreaming mind of a person in freefall, the two men end up grappling in zero gravity as the [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning hallway rotates]] and they flop this way and that.
14th Feb '17 4:04:46 PM Az_Tech341
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* AllJustADream: From the perspective of one level of the dream world higher, whatever happens in each dream layer is AllJustADream, but things that happen while you're dreaming ''can'' have very real results in the real world. Also, the ending plays with [[spoiler:whether part or all of the film has been in Cobb's head, or from a meta-textual level the film itself (as a creative work merely approximating a "reality") is a bit of inception being performed on the audience themselves. The film establishes that in a dream, Cobb's top will never stop spinning, and the final shot of the movie has both Cobb walking away before seeing if his wobbling top actually will stop spinning, and the film itself cuts before the audience sees what will become of the top either.]]

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* AllJustADream: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. From the perspective of one level of the dream world higher, whatever happens in each dream layer is AllJustADream, but things that happen while you're dreaming ''can'' have very real results in the real world. Also, the ending plays with [[spoiler:whether part or all of the film has been in Cobb's head, or from a meta-textual level the film itself (as a creative work merely approximating a "reality") is a bit of inception being performed on the audience themselves. The film establishes that in a dream, Cobb's top will never stop spinning, and the final shot of the movie has both Cobb walking away before seeing if his wobbling top actually will stop spinning, and the film itself cuts before the audience sees what will become of the top either.]]
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