Revealing mistake: When Ariadne is pulling the two huge mirrors close together underneath the bridge with Cobb, watch her when she is closing the second mirror. She steps over something even though there is nothing present for her to step over. There must have been a green screen frame there for her to step over.
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Berenger, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe
Cobb reveals to Ariadne that he knows inception is possible because he did it to his wife. He implanted the idea that "the world she is living in is not real," allowing them both to escape the deepest subconscious. The idea grew, causing her to kill herself in real life. Cobb talks to Saito, now an old man, in the deepest layer of subconscious and reminds him about their arrangement. Saito reaches for his gun. Cobb wakes up, passes through customs and meets his father. He goes home and sees his kids' faces. The last shot is of Cobb's totem, the spinning top... either spinning forever which means he's in a dream or about to topple which means he's in reality...
Trivia: Joseph Gordon-Levitt performed all his own stunts during the fight scene in the spinning hallway.
Question: Me and my friend have debated this each time we have watched the movie and I finally decided to ask the question here to see who is right. When they are discussing their plan and saying they need the plane for it, Saito says "I bought the airline... It seemed neater." My interpretation of this is that he bought out all the tickets on that particular flight so the plane would be empty and weed out risk of interruption from other passengers, as doing that made it so there are no other passengers. But my friend thinks he means he bought the entire brand of the airline, so that he now owns the company that has that plane. Like buying out SouthWest Airlines as a company or something. So who is right? What did Saito mean? Did he buy out all the tickets for that flight, or did he buy the whole airline company?
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Answer: He bought out the actual airline company. If he'd bought out all the tickets for that specific journey he'd have said "I bought out the flight" or similar. It's a deliberately over the top moment of exuberance to highlight exactly how rich Satio is. I'm afraid that it is your friend who is correct, sorry.