By Peter

I recently saw the movie Inception. I not only really liked it, but I was struck by the similarity between it and Coiled. They both involve virtual worlds that are generated by people’s subconscious. In both cases, the military wanted the technology for battlefield training (yeah, we’ll get to that much later in Coiled). Inception’s plot is very complex and layered. I tried hard to keep Coiled’s plot simple, and with only two layers.

Wait a minute, you might be thinking. Coiled’s plot is simple? Why can’t I figure out what the heck is going on? In fact, the plot is fairly simple, but it is broken into pieces, and we reveal the pieces a bit at a time, in an order that is designed to intrigue you. I want to make sure my young audience can follow it, so unlike Inception, there’s not a lot to keep track of.

If you saw Inception, you might have noticed that despite all the gun play and explosions, there is no villain. I loved this about the movie. The same is true of Coiled. The General is perhaps the closest thing to a villain, but you should hopefully be able to sympathize with him as he tries to salvage the research project he has built his career on.