It's got a hot leading man in the form of Leonardo DiCaprio; costars including a grown-up, post-Juno Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy and Ken Watanabe; supercool visual effects; a heart-pounding score; and, oh yeah, it's director Christopher Nolan's first flick since his Dark Knight became the second-highest grossing film of all time behind James Cameron's Titanic. So what's the big idea?
At first glance, it's a story about a guy who's out to steal some newfangled concept that allows people to build cities and other things in the matrix of their mind. It's no Vertigo. But it sounds like something Hitchcock would do if he were alive today.