Inception’s ending was left really quite ambiguous as Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dom Cobb was reunited with his children. To make sure he wasn’t dreaming he used his spinning top. And Christopher Nolan fans will remember that if he’s truly awake, it will topple over.
However, Inception cut to black before it was clear if Dom was awake or dreaming.
Fans have long argued over the truth, but Film Critic Mark Kermode and his podcast guest Jack Howard argue it really doesn’t matter – and that’s kind of the point.
Speaking on Kermode on Film’s Christopher Nolan Special Part 3, the critic said: “It is what it is.
“And the whole genius of it is exactly what it is.”