It’s hard to believe that it’s been over seven years since Christopher Nolan’s Inception debuted in cinemas worldwide and changed our perspectives on dreaming, perception, and reality itself. Being released between the final two movies of Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard and Ken Watanabe. The film’s plot followed DiCaprio’s Dom Cobb, who was the best dream thief (called “extraction”) in the world. In addition to extraction there’s also the idea of “inception”, essentially going into one’s dreams to plant an idea. After Cobb essentially incepted his wife (in order to get her to leave the dream world that they had created by making her understand that it wasn’t real) and she killed herself because the idea took root and made her believe that the real world wasn’t real. She framed him for the crime in an attempt to get him to commit suicide with her, and it was because of that that he was unable to return home to the United States and see his and his wife’s two children.
The end of the movie shows Dom spinning his wife’s “totem” (an object that extractors use to determine whether or not they’re still dreaming) to ensure that he is indeed in the real world, only to abandon it once he finally gets to see his children’s faces. As he races over and picks up his kids, the camera pans back to the top as it continues to spin, only to wobble a bit before the film cuts to black. The ending was clearly meant to be ambiguous and the main point was that Dom really didn’t care whether or not he was in the real world anymore. But, never-the-less, it was such an epic ending to an epic movie that it automatically jumped up there with film ending’s like The Sixth Sense, The Empire Strikes Back and Paul Blart: Mall Cop as one of the best movie endings of all time. Because of that, it’s been ripe for parody and meme-ification since the film was released back in 2010. At this point, though, there’s bad news. You might as well give up on parodying Inception ever again as the absolute best meme possible was released earlier this week.
Comedian Edward Usher (who also has a YouTube Channel) recently released his Inception parody titled “If Inception was Made in 2017″ and it’s so funny and especially so well made that it blows every other Inception related meme out of the water. Here’s the video (watch until the end).
In every way possible as it’s really, really well done. It’s the next level of Meme-ing where people with special effects skills are able to (re)create scenes from movies or insert objects into movies pretty seamlessly. So, until further notice, this is the best meme of 2017 as it combines a popular scene from a movie, a popular object from 2017 and amazing special effects to really knock our socks off. So, with apologies to The Blinking Guy, 2017 has a new meme-King…
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