I just wanted to take a moment to mention that Faerie Queen has been selling pretty well so far. I’m pretty happy. I had a lot of pre-orders that all went through when it went live, and several more sales since then. Thank you to everyone who has downloaded it, and I hope you all enjoy it!
We saw this movie the other night. I hadn’t seen it before then, and I really enjoyed it. It is very interesting visually. I can see how this particular movie would have been better in the theater. There was a particular scene that was quite interesting, with the city and roadway bending up over their heads.
The basic concept of the movie is that the main character Cobb, played by Leonardo Dicaprio, and his team are able to share dreams with someone, which give them access to their subconscious and allows them to steal the person’s secrets.
This is complicated by Cobb’s dead wife showing up all the time. Because he can’t let her go and is always thinking about her, he unconsciously inserts her into the shared dreams every time. She died before, after sharing a dream with him and coming back to reality only to be so confused that she thought reality was the dream and that they had to die in the dream to wake up to the real reality and be with their children. Only Cobb knows that they are no longer dreaming, and refuses to let her go through with it. She frames him for killing her, trying to get him to go along with her suicidal plans, and then she leaps to her death. This of course means Cobb is on the run and can’t return to his children because he is wanted for murdering his wife.
But a businessman wants Cobb to insert an idea into someone’s brain through a dream, and he’s willing to help clear Cobb’s name to get him to do so. Cobb agrees, wanting nothing more than to get back to his children. To do so they have to get a competitor to the businessman to break up the company he is inheriting from his father. So Cobb assembles a team to do this, and they go into the man’s dream. And then into a dream within the dream, and a dream within that dream.
Confused yet? Me too.
The movie was sometimes confusing. I’ve read many reviews of this movie, and there seems to be some disagreement about what actually is going on. I’m not sure, honestly. Some people seem to think that the Cobb is still asleep at the end, some don’t think so. Some think the whole movie is taking place in his head, that it’s all his dream.
I peronally think I’m leaning toward that last one. I think Cobb may be dreaming the whole time. I think his wife could have been right, that they were dreaming and if they died they’d wake up. I think she jumped to her death, but that was only within the dream, and she is now back into reality and it is Cobb who is trapped inside the dream. There are a few hints at this, one of which is a spinning top at the end that does now slow down or stop. That is supposedly a sign that he created for himself to prove when he is dreaming or not. At the end of the movie he spins it, but walks off before realizing it doesn’t stop. But the movie ends before we know for sure.