It’s been a while since I posted. I sat down once and couldn’t think of anything but that’s over, I have some material.
To start off, Inception… This will contain a spoiler so stop reading if you haven’t seen it and want to see it. I’ve been hearing for days that it’s awesome and a must-see movie. I saw it last night and I must say it lived up to all of the hype, if not exceeded. The plot, dreams, creation, etc. was all just really interesting and thought provoking. The way the whole story with him and his wife slowly developed throughout the movie and then kind of hit the pinnacle a little bit before the end I thought was really good. I also thought they were going to have a love story with Ellen Page and Leo’s right hand man… 500 days of summer guy, when they kissed in the 2nd dream but they didn’t which I also liked. Again I liked the whole side plot with the guy and his father dying and all that. I thought it was really good because he heard in real life, “disappointed” and then it completely changed when he heard it in the dream, but that was only because he was in the dream, the dad, I’m assuming, was disappointed in him in real life, but the whole idea of the dream world totally allowed that him to get over that. I gained more and more understanding of how the dreams work, with the kick, and the timescales, and all that stuff as the movie went on. So initially I was just really confused but I started getting the hang of it. And then the ending… total cliff hanger, left everyone thinking… well what the hell actually happened. In my opinion, I think he was still dreaming, stuck in limbo. I think in the 4th dream he confronted his wife and got over the guilt and moved on and was at peace with himself. He was ready to move on, see his kids, live life. The reason I think he was dreaming is because, well obviously when he goes back to his house and spins his totem, he looks at it, and then he sees his kids and I think he made the conscious decision of “I don’t care if I’m in limbo or not, I’m finally over Mal and I just want to be with my kids”. He decided he wanted to see his kids instead of waiting the 10 seconds to see if he was dreaming or not and that’s why I think he was. He could have just as easily not been dreaming though but in my opinion, I think it was more about him getting over the guilt of his wife as opposed to being in the dream or not. All in all, between a 9.5 and a 10 for this movie. It was long which I do like because if the movies actually good, you don’t want it to end, which is what happened for me and this movie. All the actors did a really good job playing their parts, the plot and sub plots were all very well drawn out, and the ending was a total nuke.
The whole movie just made me think in general, like questioning reality. I always thought, what if there’s a parallel universe and whenever I’m not Sam Stortz, I’m some other person in some other universe that has no idea about each other. So I wake up and think of all the things going on in my life, but I’m constantly switching between myself and my other self. I wouldn’t have any recollection of the other memories or ideas or anything else that the other person has. It’s also kind of like the Matrix, what if we’re all brains pretty much being stimulated to feel things by some higher authority using us for energy. It goes with Inception too, in limbo, how do you know when you’ve actually woken up or not. I guess it all comes down to the idea of perception = reality and how literal you can actually take that. If we are all brains, and none of this is ACTUALLY happening, well I still consider this reality because everything that’s happening, I consider my life. If it’s all fantasy and none of these things actually exist, well then at the end I’ll say that was a waste of time but for right now, it’s real because I believe it is.
Well, that’s that. Besides that, not to much has been going on. I’ve only really noticed one major change in this past week, sweat. I’ve been sweating a ridiculous amount for the past couple weeks or week or whatever. I wring out my socks at the end of every run and sweat literally pours out of them. My feet are pretty much in puddles every step, I can hear the squishing and all with each hit on the ground. I wore a sock around my hand to keep my ipod dry but after 6 miles the sock was practically dumped in a pool. The ipod didn’t break thank god but still. It’s just crazy and annoying how much sweat I can give out in one single run. I don’t really think there’s a solution for this besides dehydration which isn’t an option. I know the Stortz’s have sweaty genes but it’s getting out of control.