The movie titled “Inception” explains a different form and interpretation of the dream state. In the movie, the dreamer is in conscious and is aware of the things happening around him. The dreamer can design the dream, control the things around, share his dream to another, and dream within a dream. That is, the dreamer can go deep down and dream again. In the movie, they used the term extraction, to extract information from someone in the dream. Cobb, acted by Leonardo DiCaprio, infiltrates the minds of other men to steal their ideas. He is hired to do the opposite, to introduce an idea to another’s mind. He assembled a team, with his longtime associate, a master of deception, a chemist, and an architect to design the dream. They used inception to fulfill their mission to plant an idea to a young billionaire that will lead to the surrender of his corporation. As they go down deep in the dream, layer by layer, Cobb’s memories of his wife, Mal, started to appear and distract Cobb’s mind. His wife appeared as they go down in the dream because of his grief and guilt that he is the reason that his wife has died. In the last scene, where he woke up from the dream and went to see his children, the movie was cut before the totem, a spinning top, falls. The movie is left unsolved as viewers was left with a question whether Cobb is in reality or is locked forever in his dream.
The most interesting part of the movie for me was the last scene where the totem was left spinning. For me, Cobb is in reality because, as far as I remember what I saw from the movie, the totem is about to wobble. But for the director, he made the ending unsolved to confuse the viewers and challenge them to think and try to figure out the answer. I consider this movie one of the coolest, and inspired me to the same, to dream within a dream. Time will come and these interpretations of dreams would no longer be theories but laws that will explain dreams in a clearer view that is supported by evidences and the significance of our dreams. The answer to the mysteries behind dreams is the gateway to a greater reality.
From the television series, Simon Kress, the protagonist, is a scientist who is interested with this creatures. His research was aborted because one of his specimens escaped his lab. Bu he did not agree with the abandonment and decides to continue his experiments in his barn not knowing that this creatures where dangerous because of his desire to receive a Nobel Prize. On the other hand from the novelette, Kress was a wealthy playboy who loves to collect dangerous, exotic animals. He bought this creatures from a store and starve them. Even with the differences, both version had the same climax of the story as Cath, Simon’s love interest reported as the creatures continued to evolve and be violent. From the series, Simon became so possessed by the creatures. He even wanted to remove his wife from his life and as a result, he was left behind by his son and his wife. He then became insane believing he is the God of the sandkings. The sandkings became so violent that they ate even human. His son decided to return to the barn to look for his dad. Simon then realized that what he has done was wrong so he decided to stay and terminate the sandkings by burning them. In the ending of the episode, a colony of sandkings is shown surviving in the wilderness.
The television series brought Martin’s novelette into life. The television series was made very interesting because of the suspense it gave to the viewer. The show gave suspense whenever the creatures started to attack and gave the chills where the creatures grew disgusting. The series gave interesting idea to the viewers about science and fiction. The lesson from the story is that modern science pursues power and too much desire for power brings destruction.