WARNING WARNING!!!! SPOILERS ALERT
In the Sistine Chapel, there’s an image painted by Michelangelo of god who’s about to give the gift of life to man. In this epic work of art, the most breathtaking part of it all is that there are a few inches of separation between the hand of god and that of man / Adam. That little space of eternity between their fingers touching makes the entire painting the work of art that it is because of how much emotion is packed into that little bit of ambiguity.
That’s sort of how I felt with the ending of the new box office hit, Inception.
The Inception ending is really ambiguous and many movie goers were complaining about director Christopher Nolan (of the Dark Knight) saying that he didn’t know how to end his own movie.
On the contrary, I believe he knew exactly what he was doing.
In the movie Inception, we’re lost with the ending and have no clue whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio’s character indeed made it out of the dream world and whether or not he is back in the real world. There’s a second or so that separates the truth to this story.
On the other hand, it’s that split second that really defines life as it is. I mean, aren’t we walking around everyday not really really knowing what’s going to happen next. Aren’t we all just a bit lost in our dreams as well? Perhaps I can even go as far to say that the people who do blend their dreams with the real world are the ones who get to really synergize both world and end up creating a reality that reaches their dreams?
Ok, that might have been too confusing.
In short… I liked the Inception ending.
“The greater danger for most of us, is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it” ~ Michelangelo