Is The Final Scene in Inception Real?



Yes I am aware that I am suppose to update on my latest travel adventure but due to some delays on photo editing, I'm forced to wait another day before my travel post is up. In the meantime, I came across this interesting argument.


By now I am sure that most people would have seen the movie (for those who have not, please close this window pronto) and would have their own opinions on the movie itself. However what triggers a lot of debate around the world is not about the entire movie but rather the very last scene of the movie.

Is it real or was he dreaming?

[Spin...spin...Spin?]

The tussle of arguments is actually between myself and Sdr. "Stormy" Reza which kinda sparked a massive debate between me and him. You see, both of us are convinced that we both hold solid ground over arguments which in this context, I'll let you be the judge of it.

My arguments are simple: that the scene itself is a dream, on the simple note that the top never dropped when spun. Look at the main focus of the whole movie that each "dream jumper" would have a thing that reminds them which would be the actual reality by having something that no other man/"architect" would be able to create. The very fact that any "good architect" would create the "location" in absolute perfection (ie a bad one would miss the texture of the carpet), somethings that they create would end up being to perfect. In the final scene's case, perfection spelled out that the top will forever spin because of its "perfect weight".

This might be the simple argument considering to the mystery that lies within the movie but I honestly believe that having an open end finale to his movie is NOT  Christopher Nolan trademark.

[Do you see a Maze?]

Sdr. "Stormy" Reza's argument however insisted that the scene was real on the simple basis that the top wobbled during the scene. Due to the explanation given by Cobb that only the person would know the actual weight of the item carried, it can never be recreated by anyone else. In every dream sequence, the top will maintain in perfect form of motion and would not even make any other movement except for the circular motion it makes. To his argument, the very fact that in the end, the top moved "imperfectly" showed that the scene was real.

So, my challenge for you all is to come up with your opinions on this. The actual answer given might disagree with you.


Nang if you like this post guys

23 comments:

  1. haha i got the same thoughts too, is the ending real? ! hahaa

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  2. Dropping by ere Bro tehtarik. =)

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  3. sohighfashion.blogspot.comAugust 27, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    hello love inception watched it twice wanted to watch it for 3rd time but didt have the chance yet

    anyway i think its reality because you could hear the top dropped right after the screen was cut off

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  4. Yes.. im still wondering. for me is unreal...
    btw we have some similar post in my blog.. hahaha

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  5. TTD, I am with you. I saw the movie after getting invites fr Nuffnang for my post Inception. Wow, that movie really drains my brain. Read my review! I was also hope that it was real but when the movie ended with that firm spin, I was kind of disappointed. (I didn't hear it drop!) But then again, it is a good ending because sometimes, it is better to live in a dream being happy than in real life being sad. Do you agree?

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  6. i wasn't surprised at the vague ending since christopher nolan was the director after all, my first instinct was that the ending was not real, not only because the top kept spinning, but also his children's position and movement seem exactly like the very depiction of his memory of them, except for the fact that his children look at him this time...

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  7. Reality test is must do if you love to play with lucid dreaming. You can give it a try too. As a starting, you can look at the mirror inside your dream. Or you can try look at the digital watch. It might be look like normal at the first glance but not for second time.

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  8. I haven't watch Inception yet! I heard it's real good? btw nanged and visited! great post :))

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  9. hehehe..the debate will go on and on and on. No one will know the answers. But I was so keen to find out that i went to google and read many thoughts. There was one which said Leonardo only wears his wedding ring in his dreams. Another said the clothes of the children are different from in the dream which shows that they have grown up a little.

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  10. well, i wasn't actually thinking about the final part. the whole thing is real or not doesn't really matter to me. they did wat they needed to and did it well. what i was wondering was why did the elevator fall even when there's no gravity... XD

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  11. I didnt watch inception yet. D:

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  12. not sure, thats why a lot of ppl talking about it! :D

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  13. cheers brother

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  14. interesting. didnt really catch the last sound of the movie! good ear!

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  15. really? going to catch the post now.

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  16. true true, in the end Cobb got what exactly he wanted, to have a chance to be back home. good opinion!

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  17. interesting, didn't really realized the part on the children. duly noted!

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  18. i've heard about this, where the vague memory of the past creates your dream which means that you would not be able to remember specifics in the past. interesting.

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  19. a must watch thats for sure!

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  20. haha i suppose its the one that was linked to my site!

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  21. haha interesting point, one of those things that people would definitely miss in the movie!

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  22. u should watch it!

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  23. interesting.. so many dreaming concepts? hehehe... if u wana dream about something, try thinking about it for 5 min b4 u sleep, u shud be dreaming about it after that.. hehehhee

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