Just got back from seeing it. My initial reaction is that it's a very good movie, but not quite as good as everyone is hyping it up to be. Now, of course it was pretty confusing and I think I'll have to rewatch it (perhaps a few times) to make a true judgment on it, but there were a few things about it that seemed off to me.As I said, the movie was a bit confusing and I may have missed or misheard a few lines, so if one of my complaints was explained please let me know.
! First off, the movie seemed a bit slow at first and they sorta through us for a loop by giving us a dream within a dream right off the bat. As for the laws of the dream world and everything that happened in them, I think I more or less understood it, but some of the rules just felt kind of arbitrary. The thing is, I think my favorite scene was when Arthur was running around in the shifting/zero gravity, but at the same time I couldn't help wonder how that works. Okay sure, so when you move around in your sleep your center of gravity might seem to change in a dream. But the thing is the cause of the shifting gravity (the falling van) wasn't even happening in real life. Plus, if they're aware that they're in a dream and turn a whole city on top of itself, why should the outside world affect them?
! Also, I completely lost it when Fischer died in the third level dream. How did he appear in Cobb's subconscious? Isn't he supposed to go into limbo? I also think they took the whole "dream within a dream" thing to literally. Well, all that being said, it's still a great movie and I definitely want to see it again on DVD.