For the last eight years, fans have debated the ending of Christopher Nolan's Inception. Was it real? Was it a dream? Was it a dream within a dream? Were you just too stoned to understand the movie every time you watched it?
The film concluded with Leonardo DiCaprio finally making it home to America to see his kids. He and Michael Caine arrive at the house, where they're greeted with a scene eerily similar to the one DiCaprio kept seeing in various dreams. Leo spins his little top and walks out to greet his children, but the top keeps spinning. It appears to start wobbling, but we never see it fall. As it's established early in the movie, DiCaprio's character spins the top, and knows he's not in a dream when it falls.
Nolan, you asshole!
Well the debate now appears to be over, as Michael Caine confirmed what happened at the end of the movie during an introduction to a screening of the film in August last week.
“When I got the script of Inception, I was a bit puzzled by it, and I said to [Nolan], ‘I don’t understand where the dream is,’” Caine told the crowd. “I said, ‘When is it the dream and when is it reality?’ He said, ‘Well, when you’re in the scene, it’s reality.’ So get that—if I’m in it, it’s reality. If I’m not in it, it’s a dream.”
Sir Michel Caine would not lie to us. Also, it's very encouraging that he didn't understand Inception any better than anyone else.
From: Esquire US