Last 5 seconds are total BS.
F- for those 5 seconds.
I hate that kind of #*&*$%. It doesn't matter which way you decide to see it, it's still done wrong either way. If you think it stayed spinning then why the wobble? If you think it fell, why didn't we see it? No matter which choice you pick, Nolan decided to kick you in the crotch.
And here's the thing, I can see the appeal in either reading of the film. BOTH directions open up countless explorations into thought and dreams. BOTH would be great endings. But we are robbed of those discussions with that ending. Need proof? Look no further than this thread which consists of people talking ad-naseum about what the ending meant. We shouldn't be doing that
. This insipid "Lady or the Tiger" crap is a waste of time and prevents us from talking about the really interesting parts of the movie. Nolan created wonderful puzzles and then blew fairy dust in our faces to distract us FROM all the wonderful concepts he created. Totally crap move.
Great film, otherwise.