Tenet (Film)

What is it?

The 2020 action-thriller and spy-fi movie Tenet.




My Thoughts

When I first saw the trailer for this movie it seemed to be like a combination of the movies Inception and Memento, it looked interesting and confusing and mysterious, and I wanted to see it in a movie theater if possible; but it was not clear if the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Laura would prevent that or not.

Hurricane Laura damaged the city of LC so badly that I would not be able to go there to watch the movie and it looked like the movie theater in the city of L was possibly closed during most of the pandemic, but they allegedly opened the movie theater in the city of L; but I never did confirm this or get to see it there, and I waited a couple of months until I was able to watch it from home.

After watching reviews for this movie I was not excited to see it, but I still wanted to see it at some point.

This movie was even more confusing and convoluted than I had expected, it made Inception seem very easy to follow (I did not have as difficult a time following the movie Inception as some people did), Christopher Nolan has outdone himself this time making an even more confusing and less mainstream friendly movie than any of his movies that I have seen so far.

This movie is definitely not for everyone, do not watch this movie when you are tired or distracted, watch this movie when you are in the mood to watch something that you have to pay very close attention to as you struggle to hear the audio and make sense of things without much to anchor you or guide you.

The audio for the dialogue for a lot of scenes was done in a way that made it difficult to hear what the characters were saying and information was thrown out too quickly without enough framing or context for you to understand it well, and this was done in a way that was worst than when things from the Ghost In The Shell franchise throw technobabble at you.

This is a movie that you need to see more than once to make better sense of it, and a movie that requires watching a video explaining it.

Mr. Nolan slightly improved with how he handled the main female character, but he still needs to improve with how he handles female characters and he needs more female characters in his movies and he needs more for the female characters to do and say.

It was good to see Elizabeth Debicki in a movie again, but I wish that she would have had more lines (especially with her nice voice and accent) and more to do; but she still did well considering.

John David Washington did better than I had expected, but he still needs some improving on his charisma and screen presence et cetera.

Robert Pattinson did good and probably should have been the main character in my opinion.

This is one of the most confusing movies that I have seen, but it looks pretty good with interesting stunt work and a unique premise.

The end,

-John Jr

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