Inception was advertised as a summer blockbuster, meaning an action film usually with a simple script that therefore mostly does not require its audience to actually think. Yet Inception has the complexity of a conspiracy theory, the emotional depth of a drama, and the sort of groundbreaking subject that we see in science fiction.
The premise is what if we could access someone’s mind, specifically their dreams – which leads many of us to promptly assume that this should be a movie with no boundaries of any kind, where its creator’s imagination should flow, freely, in an effervescently insane tone. But this is not just fiction – it’s science fiction. So boundaries and rules are crucial elements for the theory’s credibility.