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Inception end scene: Real or Dream? Quiz
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Aug 10th, 2010 at 02:57 GMT
I say dream. The totem is irrelevant and the children are wearing the exact same clothes in the exact same spot as his memories. Everyone else please list choice and explanation for comments please! We need some debate.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 04:38 GMT
I say that Sporcle is still a bad place for polls, and that even asking the question is kind of a spoiler for the movie.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 04:51 GMT
One interesting theory I heard is that the children WERE the totem and the fact that Cobb saw them proves it was real. Remember, the spinning top was Mal's totem so it couldn't have been Cobb's. The idea that the children were the totem explains both why they looked exactly the same as they had in Cobb's memory and also why they were the only ones who could not be seen as projections.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 05:01 GMT
this kind of sucks for anyone who hasn't seen it...spoiler alert... (i've seen it thank goodness)
Aug 10th, 2010 at 05:36 GMT
They said, in the movie, that you only notice when something is strange after you wake up. Imagine that leaving the theater is "waking up" in this case. Did anyone think it was strange that while Cobb was running from some bad guys, looking for his impersonator friend, that the walls were closing in? Along with that, Mal's totem, the kids and the fact that Saito and Mal said the same line to Cobb at two different points prove that it's a dream. The entire thing, a dream.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 05:46 GMT
My theory is that Cobb is in the real world after he wakes up on the plane. At that point he falls asleep and dreams for the first time in years. So the end scene is a dream, but Mal was wrong when she killed herself. Why else would they have repeatedly said that Cobb couldn't dream on his own, and why would they have introduced the scene about all the people who are sedated so they can dream.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 06:04 GMT
SAMMY JENKIS DIDN'T HAVE A WIFE.... oh wait...
Aug 10th, 2010 at 06:22 GMT
I say the whole movie was a dream until he wakes up finally on the plane after a long ride home. Just another interesting option in my book
Aug 10th, 2010 at 06:33 GMT
@taxeedriver21, THE er... clones are drowning?
Aug 10th, 2010 at 07:30 GMT
46.6% don't follow directions!
Aug 10th, 2010 at 08:27 GMT
Possible spoiler alert!
I read an interesting thing in the message boards on IMDb about this. The post was about the scenes where Cobb is wearing a wedding band vs the scenes where he isn't and whether or not he's in a dream. The person who posted noticed that in the dreams, he's wearing his wedding band, but in reality, he isn't. They said that at the end, he has no band. So, having seen the movie since reading that and paying attention for myself, I believe that the end is real.
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Aug 10th, 2010 at 11:01 GMT
SHOCKING TRUTH REVEALED
None of it was real! It turns out we really can't chemically get into other people's dreams or dialate time or create architectures in our head. The whole thing is a work of FICTION!
Those people on screen? They're ACTORS! Those fantastic landscapes? All special effects! The explanations within the film? They were scripted!
And here's the biggest news of all: the reason the last scene is ambiguous? It's because that's the way the screenwriter/director wanted it. He wrote the ending so that you wouldn't, you couldn't know.
And you can hold all the polls you want, seek all the clues that may or may not have been intended, but the intention that Christopher Nolan had has already been achieved: to give the audience itself a "kick" at the end, to shock them into wakefulness.
He was ambiguous by design. Leave it at that.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 11:44 GMT
I think it's real but at the same time I'm not completely sure. Because the children never aged. He was away from home a few years, so the children he saw in his memory must have been older at the end, however they weren't.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 12:57 GMT
I'm with acbackstreetgirl on this, the wedding ring was his totem and the spinning thing was Mal's, so when he had his wedding ring on, it's a dream. And rockgolf, don't be a dick.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 13:40 GMT
it was definitely real, at the end cobbs children look the same at a glance but if you look closer than you can see their clothes are different, and there are two different actors for each of the kids two of them are two years older than the others, besides cobb wouldn't let himself imagine their faces.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 14:09 GMT
Definitely a dream; he is still wearing his wedding ring.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 14:18 GMT
Just wait for the sequel
Aug 10th, 2010 at 14:20 GMT
maybe the end was meant for ambiguity and there actually is no answer. If he wanted to portray it either way the top would've either a fell or b not faltered. Impossible to know.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 14:37 GMT
I don't think Nolan decided. There's ample evidence for both theories.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 17:11 GMT
As the creator of the quiz I realize that there is no right or wrong answer to the question and Christopher Nolan purposely left it open-ended like that, but it is still fun to hear other people's opinions and what they thought happened. It was just a fun thing to think of at the time.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 17:17 GMT
Also why do people have to be party poopers and answer both options? I clearly state to answer only one and people still answer 2 anyway. Do people not know how to read?!
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