This is a cool movie. Aside from having Leonardo de Caprio which i think he’s a damn good actor, it’s about dreams.
Now dreaming is one entire thing altogether. We might spend a quarter of our life dreaming. But we don’t know much about it. Me for one, wonders all the time. What’s the meaning of all those things that we dreamt about.
There’s too much to say about dream. For example, it’s a part of revelation from Allah and all that. I think I wrote about this before. Islam has interesting points about dream and it’s uses.
And I always like to experience the phenomena of ‘Lucid Dreaming’, where you know you are dreaming while you are dreaming, and you can control your dream. So say, you are being chased by a lion. In a lucid dream, you know that the lion is not real. So you can turn back and chase the lion back. What’s the harm? The worst that could happen is, you’ll be awaken from your sleep! Think of all the experience that you can get if you know that you are dreaming. Instead of being controlled by the the dream, which is usually the case, you can experience different things!
So this movie is about a group of people that went further. They induce the dream state, plan everything including the setting of the dream and manipulate the dream state. Not only their own, but others as well. Now I wonder if there are people out there that has done this. It would be cool. And scary.
What they want to do is to manipulate someone else’s dream and instill an idea inside the person’s head so that it would control his decision in his real life. And it could happen as well. Because the interesting thing about dreaming is that most of the time, you don’t even know that you are dreaming. Even though the things that happened in your dream is weird, but you never question it.
I’ve been trying to question during my waking time, whether I’m dreaming or not. Hopefully I would also question the same when I’m dreaming so that I can know that I’m dreaming and that I can control it.
I totally enjoyed the movie and it gave me a few pointers about dream as well.