Movie Review: INCEPTION

With so much talk and debate about the latest Christopher Nolan film, INCEPTION, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, why wouldn’t we take a look at the main point in which this film is conveying and examine it in accordance with God’s Word. If you have not seen the movie, I am sure you have heard many thoughts, ideas, opinions, etc. about the film. This however is different from your typical review and if that is what you were desiring to read…I’m sorry, but if it helps, I do believe it is a great film for multiple reasons (acting, cinematography, score, plot, story, dialogue, plus more).

So, what is the message conveyed by the movie INCEPTION…I think we receive the full message at the close of the film. It is: question your realityor another way to word it, reality is relative. I say this mainly because throughout the film (I will try not to spoil anything for those that haven’t seen it) many of the characters were unable to identity the difference between the dream and reality. Along with this, splattered within the story some individuals desire only to live in their dreams because of the harshness which reality brings. Therefore, they are concluding that their “reality” is now the dreams, and all else is irrelevant.

What does any of this have to do with Jesus Christ and His Word? Everything that exists (whether physical, mental, spiritual) was created, sustained, and meant to glorify Jesus Christ. He is the One for whom all life exists and points to (Colossians 1:15-20). Therefore there is only ONE REALITY under all creation, and it reveals that Jesus is God and is calling all men (man & woman) to repentance. Whether you are a professional athlete, teacher, mother, retired, child, chemist, nurse, or anything else which defines your person-hood and life at the end of the day, ONLY ONE thing matters: Did you live in the reality of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of all existence and life? There is no other reality besides that which The Creator of all reality has established. For any to come to the conclusion that this reality is relative (ie. we should be skeptic) or denies it, has committed cosmic treason against the Holy God who has created them.

I hope this movie is one that is enjoyed and frequently watched, but my prayer is that those watching do not venture further down the rabbit hole of deceit, disobedience, and sin by denying that reality has been set, determined, and is all in accordance with Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:18-23, Hebrews 2:8-10). Enjoy the film for what it is, a film…not as absolute truth. (John 1:14, 14:6)

Grace and Peace

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