What Did It Mean? The Inception Ending Explained!

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    *in the last scene he spins the totem with the right hand

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    Correction, he spins with the right hand.

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    Nothing is conclusive from the ring. He wears it on the left hand in all the scenes. In the last scene, he spins the totem with left hand. It is only at the airport where one can see that he is not wearing a ring. Now, you see the faces of the children only in the last scene... hmm, why though?

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    mine was so fictional... i think that cobb was all dreaming from the start... from the plane and just woke up in the end....XD ~ his frustrations on seeing his kids and not letting go of her deceased wife bugs him in his dreams... so it was all just his dream..XD ~ lol!:D~ my side...:D

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    What if the whole movie and Cobb's world was a dream? From the first beginning. What if he didn't escape the limbo, like his wife didn't after they died under train. His wife woke up with idea that she was not in real world. And that she needs to kill herself so she can wake up. What if all that was Cobb's dream. And after she killed herself, she just woke up in a REAL real world, where their kids and parents live. And Cobb is the only one character who didn't manage to escape limbo, where he thinks his real world is, in which his wife is dead and he left his kids. There is one scene where his wife points that he lives in a dream, where corporations try to find him, like other projections try to find someone who don't believe to their dream world. And totem in this perspective doesn't mean anything, it doesn't reveal whether you dreaming or not, like it stopped working for his wife. And if you would try to find any part of the movie, where Cobb says that his goal is to wake up, you wouldn't find it. He always says his goal is to come back home and see his kids faces. That is what his real dream'my world is about.

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    after watching the movie alot..ALOT lol. i think it was a double mission. i believe cobb was in reality, however someone (maybe cobbs father) got satio to get cobb to do a mission that would take him down deep in the dream levels whre he would have no choice but to confront his inner demons (aka mull) at the end i think he was in reality, however i do believe the initial mission had more than just one goal in reguards to inception. because cobb experienced inception too, being the idea that mull was really gone and he must return home to be with his kids. mulls death may not have been years and years in the past. b/c the kids age it shows it could have just been a matter of months... just my opinion

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    In a certain part of the movie, the caretaker of old people put to dream state, said that they go there to be awaken to their true reality, and who is anyone to think they can question that...Cobb was in his reality in the end,because regardless if we saw the totem fall, he himself would have made it fall.

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    I think the whole movie is just a commentary on reality. Dom's reality was to get back to his kids and finally see their faces, but throughout the movie we can see him losing his grip on reality. As much as I'd like to say he's home, I think he never got there physically but he thinks he got there mentally. I just hope one day he spins the top and realizes his world is fake, even if I can't see how he gets back to the real world since the levels were destroyed with the kicks.
    As for the wedding ring being his totem, I think it just symbolizes his connection to Mal. Once he breaks that connection, his wedding ring is gone (like in limbo with Saito.) what I don't get is why he has the wedding ring in the beginning and not in the end, when he's supposed to have accepted that Mal's gone.
    Honestly, if it was a dream, now his real kids have no parents and just two grandparents to take care of them. Grr I need to stop thinking about this!!!!

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    It is reality because u can see the spiny thing begin to shake a little. In a dream it never shakes

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    His wedding ring is his totum.. Because in his dreams him and mal are still togather.. And he says the spinny topple his
    Mals not his. Last scene his ring is off.. It was real




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