It is the 1960's and Paul is an actor brought on for Doctor Stanley Milgram's experiment involving human obedience. What seemed like a easy way to make some quick money soon turns into something else when he witnesses first-hand the psychological stress being forced upon innocent people, and Paul himself must decide whether to obey or not.
Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit.
Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.
With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military.