Must Watch: Full Theatrical Trailer for Chris Nolan's Inception

May 7, 2010
Source: Mind Crime

Inception Trailer

Warner Bros debuted the full-length theatrical trailer (and probably last one we'll see) for Chris Nolan's Inception last night in front of Iron Man 2. Although I'd seen footage at WonderCon and ShoWest, this is something even I had seen, and it's beautiful. There aren't many words to describe how incredibly epic and amazing this looks, but beautiful and stunning and mesmerizing are a few that fit best. While we wait until December for Tron Legacy, Inception has become my most anticipated movie this summer. This just looks so phenomenal. I'm not afraid of calling Nolan the closest director to Kubrick and Hitchcock we have today.

Watch the full theatrical trailer for Christopher Nolan's Inception:

This trailer officially comes within the Mind Crime viral game located at:

If you haven't seen them, watch the first teaser trailer and second teaser trailer for Inception at those links. A thriller set within the architecture of the mind about a CEO who is involved in a blackmailing scandal.

Inception is both written and directed by acclaimed Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Knight. Nolan previously co-wrote the scripts for Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight with his brother Jonathan Nolan. Warner Bros is bringing Inception to theaters starting on July 16th this summer. See you all in theaters!

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saw it last night at Iron Man 2 people started clapping and raving after the trailer. most anticipated movie of my year! and i cannnn not wait

DoomCanoe on May 7, 2010



Skeeter on May 7, 2010


The trailer in IMAX was incredible.

imthinking.tyler on May 7, 2010


I just teared a bit. Without a doubt, this and Tron Legacy, omg.

Matthew on May 7, 2010


nolan is one of the true film makers right now, this looks lush

Eviltodd on May 7, 2010


Beast Mode...

RPD on May 7, 2010


Could someone please wipe the drool from my mouth?

Knawx on May 7, 2010


Fucking amazing!! Epic trailer, fantastic music. This will easily be one of the best movies of the Summer! It's awesome to see Nolan's growth as a filmmaker with each film he does. Damn just imagine Batman 3!

Shad on May 7, 2010


I watched it again, hence another comment. The manipulation of the suspended bodies. The line at the end, "We mustin be afraid to dream a little bigger darling." ummm I really can't wait to dive into the story.

Matthew on May 7, 2010


holy crap! i've been excited for this since it was first announced (being a huge fan of basically everyone involved with this film) and i still can't believe how incredible it looks!

jaminpaul on May 7, 2010


This literally just blew my mind. I second what i said on this week's show....there will be nothing better. ever

Tim Buel on May 7, 2010



ocp on May 7, 2010


This is by far the most epic trailer for any film. The film has everything: A mind blowing story, a bit (not a lot) of romance, and effects that I thought would never be filmed like this!

Urban Kirk on May 7, 2010



jono on May 7, 2010


HOLY MIND FOOK THAT WAS EPIC AZZ SHITE!!! Excuse my language. Nolan keeps on outdoing himself with each movie. Inception looks grand I can only imagine what Batman 3 will look like. Poor Favreau... Always gets stomped on by the kickassness of Nolan hahaha The Dark Knight > Iron-Man Inception > Iron-Man 2

asfsd on May 7, 2010


Very interesting, I know it'll be good. You guys are all fanboys, though 😛

Gabs on May 7, 2010


What #11 said. DUDE!

equustel on May 7, 2010


F**** EPIC.

leinergroove on May 7, 2010


When I watched the first two trailers, I didn't like it. I told myself, the only reason I would watch it was because of Ellen Page. That's it. ...BUT, after seeing "this" trailer, and finding out more about it, I really like it. Surreal, yet intriguing. Makes you want more, just to find out what happens. Which is what it's suppose to do. 😉

Typhoon on May 7, 2010


I've never been more excited for a film my entire life. I may see this in theaters a million times... @1 Lucky bastard. I live in no-where-ville's Indiana and I was the only one cheering. :p

Aaron on May 7, 2010


Looooooooksss goooooooooooooooooooooooood.

Crapola on May 7, 2010


weird...but amazing...

nyapeace on May 7, 2010


Holy f@&^! that closing scene sent shivers down my back. between Tron Legacy and this, I don't know which score sounds better thus far.

Alejo on May 7, 2010


One minute the trailer's working fine, the next it's been taken down. Lucky timing on my part. And the trailer looks amazing. I can't wait for this to premier.

Ragweed on May 7, 2010


This looks fantastic.

Sabes on May 7, 2010


WOW!! Perm-A-Grin from start to finish.

Theotherbluth on May 7, 2010


this is going to be the best movie of 2010. i can't say enough about how AMAZING this looks, sounds, feels! and i agree with #16. iron man ALWAYS out done by Nolan. hell this trailer was better than Iron Man 2

Mikel on May 7, 2010


totally lost for words...

rockfeller111 on May 7, 2010


That has to be your boldest claim I've ever heard, Alex, but i would be lying if i didn't agree with it.

taylor on May 7, 2010


The music is crazy! Absolutely ballsy. What a trailer.

robert420 on May 7, 2010


Uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhh..... (Eyes roll into back of head) (Mind Explodes) I think I'm a little excited about this.

Django on May 7, 2010


cant. wait. !

Lacey on May 7, 2010



Zantorian on May 7, 2010


wat 1# through 33# said

jason on May 7, 2010


I will be there opening day in IMAX. Phenominal trailer that thankfully reveals very little about the actual plot.

shadow on May 7, 2010


Inception TV spots just hit. I just saw one on ESPN's NBA playoff coverage. Infact WB is sponsoring the game. They use the same scenes from this trailer for the 30 second spot.

Arsenal215 on May 7, 2010


Wait.....that was so much awesome in so little time, just....HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cody w on May 7, 2010


I like your comparison of Nolan to Hitchcock, Alex. I'm a huge fan of both directors, and I've been thinking of the similarities between them myself. Both British masters of suspense, both repeatedly snubbed by the Oscar committee, and both delivering classic after classis. One big difference: Nolan hasn't made a subpar movie yet! Eventhough Hitchcock is a legendary directors, not all of his movies were great. The legacy he left is amazing though: North by Northwest, Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, etc etc etc... However, if you look at Nolan;s body of work so far, it is ridiculously impressive as well: Following, Memento, Insomnia (his only movie that was just really good and not plain awesome), Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight... And just when you think he could never make anything as good as The Dark Knight again, along comes Inception. Can't wait.

Jules on May 7, 2010


Looks pretty good. Personally thought the first trailer was cooler, but at least this one helps with the mental confusion. But like most people who overload these discussions with caps lock and devotion... many will be let down. Don't get me wrong, this movie looks like it will be a fantastic piece of cinema, lol... but I can just see how it will play out for many.

Cracky on May 7, 2010


Can't help but think about Paprika...and feel sad that this isn't as original as it seems. Sounds like a more action/badass version of the Paprika, which was AMAZING. So that's ok. Definitely worth seeing (both of them)

Raflyn on May 7, 2010


A lot more JGL in that trailer <3

eric on May 7, 2010


O.O speechless! Cannot wait!!!!!!!

Xerxex on May 7, 2010


was skeptical about this, but now that it somewhat makes sense what its about, it looks quite good

harrison on May 7, 2010


top of the charts for the year. this trailer just increased the hunger for this film.

sobha raj on May 7, 2010


once on dvd, I can put this right between my Blade Runner dvd and my Minority Report dvd, then followed by my The Prestige dvd!

Xerxex on May 7, 2010


Fucking amazing...

dave on May 7, 2010


only thing is I didn't like the Transformers-esque background noise

silver on May 7, 2010


One of the best trailers I have ever seen. Nolan just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to see this film and I also can't wait to see what he does with the third Batman film and the Superman Reboot.

last son on May 7, 2010


nolan is the only one who can pull off a good twist and i cant wait to see what its going to be.

sickdoghats on May 7, 2010


hans zimmer's horns revved the shit out of that

jonny b on May 8, 2010


fucking a, let me watch this now.

case money on May 8, 2010


haha its like the tom waits song.. innocent when you dream... Where are the arms that held me and pledged her love before and pledged her love before It's such a sad old feeling the fields are soft and green it's memories that I'm stealing but you're innocent when you dream when you dream

Peter on May 8, 2010


Visual Gold

Walker on May 8, 2010


Looks good and all but yeah I couldn't help but think about Paprika. I wish there wasn't a scene where he runs through the hotel hallway just like the guy does in Paprika. I still want to see it. Looks awesome.

David on May 8, 2010


Nerdgasm Can`t wait this looks incredible

Loser on May 8, 2010


I will see this

Jaf on May 8, 2010


this looks o-mazing

bubba b on May 8, 2010


still like it was from the start - BALLS AWESOME!

DiR3cT on May 8, 2010


I just watched Iron Man 2 tonight and when this trailer came on I was completely on the edge of my seat. It looks amazing and just can't wait to see it. The cast is fucking incredible and the story looks amazing a film and story I've always been very curious about and wanted to see made into film the right way. I honestly believe this will be the film of the year. Oh and Tron Legacy looks insane too. Both trailers were the best I've seen in such a long time. Probably my favorites ever. Two people mentioned the movie Paprika, I honestly never saw it but after hearing such great things about it and that it is similar. I'll check it out. Thanks for the info and reccomendation. Damnnn I wish I could see Inception right now!!!!!!!!

Ben Chacko on May 8, 2010


i'm still recovering after seeing this. it's gonna be the BEST MOVIE EVER!

virgil on May 8, 2010


HOLY FUCKING BATMAN! I was beating off to porn and actually jizzed in my panties watching this trailer instead. This is the movie event of the YEAR! I cant think of any other movie that I know of that would be on a large scale as this one. Oscar nod for best picture for sure!

The movie man on May 8, 2010


"You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling" BEST MOVIE LINE OF THE DECADE SO FAR!!!

John on May 8, 2010



Treeger on May 8, 2010


Amazing trailer and amazing score, could not take my eyes of the screen for a second. Can not WAIT!!!

Krupz on May 8, 2010


This trailer was better than Iron Man 2.

Glass on May 8, 2010


I watched this in the theatre and the audience was definitely confused, but they definitely wanted to learn more. I have no doubt that this film will be a success.

SlashBeast on May 8, 2010


Still looks like a Dark City rip

frank on May 8, 2010


Nolan is hands down the most productive director of our life time, Spielberg is Spielberg but even he has movies that are questionable sometimes. Nolan i dont think has made a bad movie, not all were huge blockbuster hits but they were/are amazing, he doesnt mind pushing the limits on the "WTF" factor (Memento, The Prestige) but does it so great. I agree that Inception and Tron will take over this year. i'd also like to point out that this is one of very few trailers on here with this many responses where EVERYONE! has nothing negative to say, that has to say something.

EnigmA on May 8, 2010


The quote for me is when DiCaprio is talking to Page and says "Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize that something was actually strange." July 16th cannot come any sooner.

Rico on May 8, 2010


Inception will be the summer movie to beat this year without a doubt. And i just have to say, I love Leo as an actor, and Cillian and Ken and Cotillard, and Page and Caine and Tom Brady (especially in Bronson) but i think its not only safe but VITAL to say that Joseph-Gordon Levitt is the GREATEST ACTOR of OUR GENERATION! He is going to be OUR Brando! The hair, the acting chops, EVERYTHING! Buddy, just give him an Oscar NOW!

Lucas on May 8, 2010


JGL baby JGL!

Sharlto on May 8, 2010


WOAH this is gnna make cinema history fashoo

pulp fiction212 on May 8, 2010


If Avatar was nominated for best picture...this would definatly would be the Winner! JGL is a good actor who needed to be in a badass, well scripted role and this is it

Darren on May 8, 2010


Now that.......looks sweet!!!

jjboldt on May 8, 2010


@73 Brick The Lookout both JGL movies with amazing scripts where he plays a total bad ass #67 ... this looks nothing like Dark all

DoomCanoe on May 8, 2010


WOw, that was the awesomest thing in history of awesome

BoxOfficeZ on May 8, 2010


Fucking hell! 😛

AgentMcQueen on May 8, 2010


Meh... Ill pass

The Movie Kidd on May 8, 2010


tom hardy....loooks like a total badass...great in Bronson! excellent actor...Cillian ehh good actor, just not my favorite, the effects look great. one question HOW THE HELL DID NOLAN GET THAT ZERO GRAVITY PEOPLE SUSPENDED IN AIR SPINNING THEN! When i saw that i was like dammn!!!! CANT WAIT...

Darren on May 8, 2010


looks pretty fuking epic looks pretty fuking original I'm gonna call it right now: Chris Nolan has done it again!

John Stamos on May 8, 2010


That sounded like Zimmer.... so I'm praying to God that that incredibly epic piece of music is part of the original score for the movie. I cannot wait for this movie.

Chazzy O on May 8, 2010


That looks pretty damn good. Great trailer.

casting couch on May 8, 2010


possibly the greatest ensemble cast ever with possibly the greatest modern director. this is going to be huge. as soon as its possible im going to be in an imax queue

jaberwocky on May 8, 2010


seems like Hans Zimmer is doing a great job again! This Guy is amazing, too

jim on May 9, 2010


AWESOME trailer 🙂 July is definately THE month for movies this year... with Airbender, Predators, and then possibly the greatest movie of the year, INCEPTION to round out the last of the Summer movies that i will watch, it'll be a good one to end it with... it really is not that good of a year for movies as far as quantity, but Inception and Tron's quality alone make up for the lack of quantity. Hans Zimmer is my absolute favorite contemporary composer... he simply CANNOT write a dissapointing piece of music.. Lion King, The Rock, Dark Knight, Last Samurai, Pearl Harbor, Gladiator, Transformers, Rain Man, Crimson Tide, Sherlock Holmes, Black Hawk Down..ALLL outstanding musical scores.. He's written over 100 pieces..a truly talented writer and musician (he actually plays the synthesizers for many of his pieces)

John on May 9, 2010


The music to the new Inception trailer is actually not Hans Zimmer, it was custom written by a trailer music company called Pusher. Love Hans (and I can't wait to hear his score for this film) - but this piece of music definitely stands on its own. Can't wait til July 16!

filmmusicnerd on May 9, 2010


Wow, I didnt really care about it much until now!

johnny Crow on May 9, 2010


@ 86. Damn it, that's what I was afraid of. This music sounded insanely awesome, though. Oh well, Hans will still do great, as he always does.

Chazzy O on May 9, 2010


yawn...looks like another matrix clone

Para on May 9, 2010


@89 -- Yawn... Looks like another "looks like another Matrix clone" comment.

casting couch on May 9, 2010


@89 A matrix clone, are you fucking kidding me?.....stop trying to be the one guy whose opinion differs from everyone else just to be the one guy whose opinion differs from everyone else.

Cody w on May 9, 2010


Normally I'd be scared for appears to be the best movie of the year being directed by directors that kill good stories. But Mr. Nolan is right at home here. I'm there! @89 This is no Matrix. This is Inception. The Wichowskis have nothing on Nolan.

Ostilad on May 10, 2010


Wowsers, that looks... intense. Leonardo Di Caprio seems to carry the lead effortlessly, very believable - missed seeing him in Shutter Island. Will definitely be watching this one 🙂

Mike Kingscott on May 10, 2010


@69 he has only made a few original films, granted all his films have been great I doubt if he goes on as long as Steven that every single movie he does will be perfect.

Jacob Crim on May 10, 2010


Nolan is the man...and hes gonna write the new Superman.....

Trey M on May 10, 2010


This is Christopher Nolan's first, completely original movie, since Following (1998), his films between them are all remakes or are based on comics.

Voice123 - Trailer Voice Over on May 10, 2010


The composer's name is Zack Hemsey. He wrote the music in this trailer in association with Pusher. You can buy the track here. I played guitar for his band, Nine Leaves. He is a seriously talented guy, and still early in his career.

Michael on May 10, 2010


Nolan= Epic.

Fisherr on May 10, 2010


i think i just creamed my pants. one of the best trailers i have ever seen. i cant wait to see this.

antony on May 10, 2010


I wonder if this is worth seeing in imax, im not sure if it is shot with imax camera

severino on May 10, 2010


Nolan's Dark Knight trailers made me want to see Dark Knight so much..same goes with Inception. Even the first teaser trailers made me want to see this movie and now Im blown away

Wes on May 10, 2010



elyk on May 11, 2010


excellent stuff,film of the year.

deadpool 72 on May 11, 2010


I work at the movie theatre everytime this trailer goes on before iron man 2 people go nuts. Def looks like movie of the year to me

Walker on May 11, 2010


@ 97 Dude, thank you very much for posting that. I just assumed it was Zimmer's music. Amazing work.

Rod Tidwell on May 11, 2010


just watched the trailer again,the music is so excellent,this is definetly going to be the coolest film of the year.

deadpool 72 on May 11, 2010


this is zimmers music, lot of people on lot of sites naming different composers. listen to other zimmer score, specifically dark knight and its clear he composed it. also if you look back at past nolan trailers he always uses the film score in the trailer. so far i've heard 4 different people claiming to have composed the music..people stop taking credit for other peoples work.

rockfeller111 on May 11, 2010


#107 Or you could look at #97's comment and realize that you're wrong.. Look up Zack Hemsey on youtube and you will see he composed the song used in the trailer. How about you let people continue crediting the right person?

Wes on May 11, 2010


Has anyone else watched this like 5 times?

Cody w on May 13, 2010


@109 Yes. I keep on switching my attention between the audio and visual. This is stunning stuff.

Ostilad on May 13, 2010


@107 -- Wrong! Zimmer's score will have to live up to the quality of this trailer's excellent score.

casting couch on May 13, 2010


i could see J.G.L as the next joker his face and H.L look the same hope chris nolan sees that but the qustion is can he pull it off or does he think that he would ruin a legend????

pulp fiction212 on May 13, 2010


@112 As much as I would like for him to bring back the Joker and give JGL a shot, I also dont at all, it could be a total film wrecker for Batman 3. Nolan will bring another coupla villains leave the Joker in Arkham where he belongs. I would however love to see a quick Cameo of JGL as the Joker, maybe he could be the only person that could point Batman in the right direction....with an intense brief dialogue between the 2.

Cody w on May 13, 2010


@111 I think the first 2 trailers had zimmer's score and this 3rd trailer is another composer's take on that score, go back and listen to the first 2 trailers, different score by zimmer or someone else, because this 3rd trailer has a completely different sound to it but same basic concept and melodies

krazyplaya on May 14, 2010


The score in this trailer was done by Zack Hemsey.

Chee on May 16, 2010


EPIC trailer. Can't wait for this. Nolan can really turn up the intensity and he gets a lot out of his actors. JGL looks awesome in this. My respect for him continues to grow. I too would like to see him in a Batman movie, but not so sure about replacing Heath. Ledger OWNED that role.

Vet4Peace on May 21, 2010


Looks like a mind-bender (no pun intended). Nolan is a genius at unfolding the story in creative ways. I wonder what the twist will be this time. I can't wait! Trailer got me hooked.

Suspect Zero on May 24, 2010


I shuddered when i saw it! Really cool trailer. Can't wait.

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64gb iPad on May 28, 2010


Theis is by far the most epic trailer for any film. The film has everything: A mind blowing story, a bit (not a lot) of romance, and effects that I thought would never be filmed like this!

sinema on May 31, 2010

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