Questions about Inception
Dec 19, 2010 at 2:16 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 72

TheDreamthinker

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Hi Head-fiers,
 
I watched Inception for the 5th time.
 
I've still got some basic questions about it.
 
1. Can Limbo be seen as another dimension (nobody dreams it)?
2. Why did Cobb stay in Limbo for 50 years, could he not simply kill himself in the first week?
3. Why did he need to plant the idea into Mal's mind, couldn't he simply have killed her and then commit suicide?
4. Why is dropping into Limbo so bad, if the team-members landed there, couldn't they all kill themselves and return to reality?
5. Why don't they get addicted to the sedative?
 
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Dec 19, 2010 at 3:56 PM Post #3 of 72

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Thanks....Kirosia, should have found that earlier.
 
But is doesn't somehow answer all my questions
 
Dec 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM Post #4 of 72

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Yeah, I figured it wouldn't, sorry. Have you tried reading/asking a question on the message board there? They seem to be pretty knowledgeable. 
 
Dec 20, 2010 at 3:15 AM Post #5 of 72

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which one?
 
Dec 20, 2010 at 1:06 PM Post #6 of 72

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Oh, IMDB's. Those guys tend to be fanatical (just ignore the trolls).
 
Dec 20, 2010 at 1:11 PM Post #9 of 72

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Lol, ok questions but I wanna know the last question that enters everyone's minds with the spinning top. At the end...
 
Dec 20, 2010 at 1:34 PM Post #10 of 72

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It's just one of those purposely open-ended things. I like to think that it actually happened, but I also eat dog food so. 
 
Dec 20, 2010 at 1:39 PM Post #11 of 72

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It's just one of those purposely open-ended things. I like to think that it actually happened, but I also eat dog food so. 


This. Minus the dog food part. Also, is it just me or is a spinning top a horribly poor choice for a totem of which only you can tell? Especially if the only way to tell is by spinning it?
 
 
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Hi Head-fiers,
 
I watched Inception for the 5th time.
 
I've still got some basic questions about it.
 
1. Can Limbo be seen as another dimension (nobody dreams it)?
2. Why did Cobb stay in Limbo for 50 years, could he not simply kill himself in the first week?
3. Why did he need to plant the idea into Mal's mind, couldn't he simply have killed her and then commit suicide?
4. Why is dropping into Limbo so bad, if the team-members landed there, couldn't they all kill themselves and return to reality?
5. Why don't they get addicted to the sedative?
 
Thanks - TheDreamthinker


I think limbo is just a special place inside the mind. . .
 
Because he liked it. :)
 
I think so, but that wouldn't be very nice. :p
 
I think that the special mind training crap meant that they can't get out of limbo, or the dude whose mind they where in would have to kill himself to get out.
 
They do, they straight trippin' - "after a while it's the only way you can dream"
 
 
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It's just one of those purposely open-ended things. I like to think that it actually happened, but I also eat dog food so. 


This. Minus the dog food part. Also, is it just me or is a spinning top a horribly poor choice for a totem of which only you can tell? Especially if the only way to tell is by spinning it?
 

 
The IMDB faq I linked earlier says the same, how fast/long it spins can be perceived hence recreated. But the weight and feel of the top can't, so Leo would have to know by just picking it up. Also, he seems to have gotten it from Mal, which only complicates things further...
 
 
Dec 20, 2010 at 3:06 PM Post #14 of 72

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I haven't seen the movie since the summer but from what I remember/think about:
 
1. Can Limbo be seen as another dimension (nobody dreams it)?
You could think of it that way. I see it more as a place of our subconscious where everything is connected. The spiritual divine if you will or close to it since everyone can go there and anything can be created.
 
4. Why is dropping into Limbo so bad, if the team-members landed there, couldn't they all kill themselves and return to reality?
They couldn't in this instance because sedative would keep them from waking up so then they would keep returning to limbo.
 
5. Why don't they get addicted to the sedative?
The sedative doesn't have to be addictive. It could quite easily be a non-addivtive form of sedative. Maybe something natural. Who knows. Either way, It is only a construct to move the story along. For all we know, there is no sedative or dream machine and the entire concept of dream walking is fake and the entire movie is just a dream.
 
Dec 20, 2010 at 3:19 PM Post #15 of 72

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Thanks deeplogic,
 
to question 4......U mean, that they need to wait a while, until the sedative's effect wears of a bit and then kill themselves.
But at the end, Cobb is/looks still young, while Saito is already an old man.....know what i mean?
 
can somebody else answer the other questions?
 

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