Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bending blockbuster Inception has sparked debates in theater lobbies and Internet discussion boards across the globe. Discussion ranges from the visual spectacles of the film, to the major plot points of the film, and even what happens in the last minute of the movie. I’m not here to write a plot analysis of the film, there’s already plenty of places on the Internet to read those. Instead, I’m writing an open plea to the film’s director, Christopher Nolan, to not make a sequel like many hope he will.
Inception has been likened to The Matrix which was released in 1999. I too agree with the assertion that Inception is this decade’s ‘Matrix.’ It is a blend of unique ideas and storytelling, combined with spectacular visuals which leaves the audience stunned the whole time.
Inception tells a story which is very unique, an uncommon occurrence in Hollywood today where sequels and remakes take a majority stake in theaters today. The magic that the audience experiences in Inception would simply be ruined if there were a sequel. I believe that if Inception 2 came along, it would have a similar backlash as the second and third Matrix films.
Another problem is that if a sequel were made, it would have to ruin the mystery that Inception ends in, a mystery I feel is best to left open for the viewers to answer. In my opinion, the world of Inception has told its story, and we should leave Cobbs in peace, wherever he is.