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So what do you think, is he awake or asleep at the end?

It bothers me that you never saw the top stop spinning in the bathroom in the basement of the indian guy's place of business. I think he may have been asleep from that point on.

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Really loved it but I think he was awake.

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I think what a lot of people are missing as I talk to them is that whther the top is spinning is inconsequential. Once they made the plant, and it succeeded, was when the movie did it for me.

All Leo wanted was to a) assuage with the guilt of his wife's death and B) be able to see his kids again. Dream or not, he accomplished both in his mind. He never took his eye's off that top, and at the very end he didn't even bother to see if it dropped.

Whatever the case, Nolen has created serious discussions about this wonderful movie that will get him so many repeated viewings.

I think he is still dreaming though.

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And was Juno pregnant?

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Coma

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I really couldn't pay attention to the movie last night because the husband that was sitting behind me had to explain what was what to his dimwit wife every 20 seconds.

"This is the third level honey"

"Are you sure?"

"Yes, i'm sure"

"Why did they have to have 3 different dreams?"

"It's the same dream, just with 3 levels to it"

"Is this the first dream?"

"No, this is the 3rd level of the dream"

"Well, why aren't they on the plane still?"

"That was the start of the inception"

"I don't know why they have to go into his dreams"

"to Plant the idea that he wants to tear apart his father's empire."

"Then why is the Father helping them?"

"He's not"

"The asian guy isnt his father?"

:confused5::mad2:

That was a real convo they had at one point..Anyways......

I would like to believe he was awake, but I really think he was dreaming. The top never started to really topple.

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I'm thinking he was awake at the end since the top looked like it was starting to loose inertia and topple over.

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I think what a lot of people are missing as I talk to them is that whther the top is spinning is inconsequential. Once they made the plant, and it succeeded, was when the movie did it for me.

All Leo wanted was to a) assuage with the guilt of his wife's death and B) be able to see his kids again. Dream or not, he accomplished both in his mind. He never took his eye's off that top, and at the very end he didn't even bother to see if it dropped.

Whatever the case, Nolen has created serious discussions about this wonderful movie that will get him so many repeated viewings.

I think he is still dreaming though.

But think about it it sounds like you're saying "as long as he THINKS those are his kids that's all that matters" (I could be misreading)

But if that were the case he would have stayed in the limbo with his "projection wife" along with his "projection children". Instead he wanted to have his REAL kids and move on from his actual wife.

Movie was good (though I had to read quite a few summaries afterwards to understand what I had watched lol )

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question: aren't the token thingys supposed to be used to tell if you're in someone else's dream?

i mean if you know how it works in reality common sense would say that if you were in your own dream then it would work the same way it would in the real world

so if he was in his own dream the whole time, wouldnt the top be irrelevant?

and if he was in a lucid state, he could just make the top stop spinning so he can convince himself his life is all dandy again

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I was under the impression that the token was used to see if you were in reality or in fact any dream, not just someone else's.

There are so many open ends to this, there will be a great number of theories. Questions that I've come across that I can't seem to figure out are, are his children wearing the same clothes at the end of the movie that they are wearing when we see them in his memories?

Also, if Saito and Cobb didn't receive the kick to get out of the submerged van, how did they get out at all? (Assuming the end was reality and not a dream)

I have a lot of questions about this movie, I'll come back to this later

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Were his kids the same age?

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Total mind blower. Nolan is the friggin King.

Once Saito "convinced" Leo to take on this job, I got the feeling he did the Inception right there. But on a conscience level because Leo and Arthur were on such a deep SUB level that even their sub conscience was on guard, but, how clever if not ironic you go from the reality side to plant the Inception?

Flat out awesome film. It WILL be up for Best Pic, Original Screenplay, Sound, Editing, Cinematography.

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