Last night I finally saw Inception in the cinema (it only came out this week in China). Like most people I was blow away by the ingenious complexity of the dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream storyline and immediately sat down with a pen and paper to try to work it all out. Below is my attempt to visualise the various levels of the storyline (SPOILER warning):
Places where no definitive answers are given to the audience are marked with a question mark (?). The biggest question we’re left with is whether “reality” is just another dream or not – searching online will provide you with plenty of theories. The times were a little difficult to work out so I based them on these calculations. If you think I’ve made any mistakes or have suggestions on how to improve it feel free to leave a comment below.