Chris Nolan Finally Unveils ‘Inception’ In A New Teaser

Why don’t you take a look at the teaser first. We’ll discuss afterwards. Here are the important points, the ones that’ll make you click play: “Inception” is director Chris Nolan’s follow-up to “The Dark Knight.” He also directed “Memento” and “The Prestige.” “Inception” stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Why haven’t you clicked play yet?

I’ve got to say, I get a very “Matrix” vibe off of this trailer. I mean that in a good way; “Inception” doesn’t look like “The Matrix,” it just makes me recall the initial sense of wonderment I felt at seeing the first teaser.

Does anyone remember those first teases, before anyone knew a thing about what the Wachowski bros were cooking? What we had was this visually compelling assortment of quick shots, filled with action and all sorts of fancy CG effects. No one knew anything about red pills or blue pills or robot masters or anything of the sort.

“Inception” leaves me with a similar feeling. I have no freaking clue what’s going on here, other than something about the mind being a crime scene. It all looks wild though, particularly the glimpses we get of a fight sequence in a (hotel?) hallway.

I wonder if “Inception” will hinge on a game-changing twist, as “The Matrix” did. Nolan has certainly been keeping quiet about, and demanding the same of his actors, as we learned in a June interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

What do you think of the teaser? Any thoughts/feelings/wild theories on “Inception”? Or do you wish that Nolan would just give up this whole “directing other movies” thing and focus solely on Batman?