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Inception: A Mind Trip beyond Imagination

By now I’m sure many of you have already seen the Christopher Nolan flick, Inception which stars Leo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page. It was definitely one of the most visually stimulating, mind-blowing and jaw-dropping films I’ve seen this year (and I’ve seen a lot! 28 to be exact!!!). It reminded me a lot of activities we did in a Hypnotherapy class I took years ago, where we did a lot of guided imagery exercises. Initially, I was a bit skeptical about the whole concept of altered states of consciousness, hypnotic suggestibility and the like, but after learning more about it, and even trying it out for myself both in class and in therapy sessions, I began to realize the power of hypnosis.

Although ‘Inception’ was not really about hypnosis but more on dreams, the whole premise rang similar bells for me. I loved how the film portrayed the world of dreams and how it does give the world of the dreamer a more “real” feeling. As I wrote in my review of Shutter Island, I am not really a big Leo fan but after seeing him twice this year, I think I am beginning to change my mind. I loved Ellen Page in this film though 🙂 And it was nice to see a grown up Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whom I loved in ’10 Things I Hate About You’ and from ‘Third Rock from the Sun’ from years before.

Inception is definitely one of those must-see movies, and no, a DVD copy is not good enough! Do see it in the big screen, IMAX if you can. Although it is not featured in 3D, the wider screen and the IMAX technology does make the dream so much larger than life.

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