Re: Inception (Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio) Grading & Discuss
And I would also like to point out that attempting to concretely solve an open ending defeats the purpose of the ending to begin with. To me, attempting to violates the original intent of leaving it up to the viewer to decide.
So attempting to decide as viewers violates the intent to let us decide as viewers...
Okay okay. Not to straw-man the argument as I did there, but let's take Blade Runner
again. As far as Ridley Scott is concerned, there's a correct answer to the question 'Is Deckard a replicant?', and I think too there's a correct answer to 'Was the end a dream?' It's not that I'm trying to conclusively prove that the ending is unambiguous, I just honestly think that's the more accurate and narratively satisfying way to read that ending.
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick