I caught a matinee viewing of Inception this morning for the opening, and yes, it lives up to all the hype it has received. I can easily say it's the best movie I've watched in the last 5 years, if not more. I could easily go through the entire plot of the film without revealing too many spoilers, because A) it might not make any sense at first and B) you just have to see how Nolan masterfully intertwines all these sub-conscious realities together so seamlessly.
The storyline for Inception manages to toy with your own conscious/sub-conscious mind that leaves you questioning your own state of being; yes, somewhat like the original Matrix, which I imagine this will draw lots of comparisons to. Maybe I'm still on that movie "high", but I think Inception is even better. There's everything in this film that I go to movies for: thrills, philosophy, ambition, love, a smattering of gratuitous violence and most importantly, real thought. Next time you have a dream, you might think of Inception ... I know I will.