Inception

Cobb reveals to Ariadne that he knows inception is possible because he did it to his wife. He implanted the idea that "the world she is living in is not real," allowing them both to escape the deepest subconscious. The idea grew, causing her to kill herself in real life. Cobb talks to Saito, now an old man, in the deepest layer of subconscious and reminds him about their arrangement. Saito reaches for his gun. Cobb wakes up, passes through customs and meets his father. He goes home and sees his kids' faces. The last shot is of Cobb's totem, the spinning top... either spinning forever which means he's in a dream or about to topple which means he's in reality...

Count3D

Revealing mistake: When Ariadne is pulling the two huge mirrors close together underneath the bridge with Cobb, watch her when she is closing the second mirror. She steps over something even though there is nothing present for her to step over. There must have been a green screen frame there for her to step over.

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Trivia: The "architect" Ariadne's name is taken from the character in Greek mythology who gives a thread to Theseus so he can find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

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Question: When Cobb finally gets home to see his children at the end why don't they look any different from his memories? The story implies that he's been gone for a long time yet they don't appear to have aged.

Answer: The answer above is solid and I agree, but there's another plausible way of looking at it. It is implied at the end that Cobb could still be dreaming (we never see if the top stops spinning). If that's the case, then he would likely dream his children to be exactly how he remembers them.

jshy7979

Answer: The story really doesn't imply too heavily exactly how long Cobb has been on the run. Very few clues are given, so it could quite plausibly be less than a year since his wife's death, in which case their children would not have aged dramatically. Their voices on the phone seem compatible with children of the ages shown at the end of the film and Cobb shows no concern when reunited with them that they should be older than they are. Two sets of children are listed in the credits, of different ages.

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