What is it?
The 2020 science fiction spy action thriller movie Tenet.
This is how The IMDb describes this movie:
Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
In a twilight world of international espionage, an unnamed CIA operative, known as The Protagonist, is recruited by a mysterious organization called Tenet to participate in a global assignment that unfolds beyond real time.
The mission: prevent Andrei Sator, a renegade Russian oligarch with precognition abilities, from starting World War III.
The Protagonist will soon master the art of “time inversion” as a way of countering the threat that is to come.
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.
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.
It looked like the movie theater in the city of L was possibly closed during most of the pandemic.
They allegedly opened the movie theater in the city of L.
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.
Information was thrown out too quickly without enough framing or context for you to understand it well.
This was done in a way that was worse 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.
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, I wish that she would have had more lines, especially with her nice voice and accent; and I wish she would have had more to do in this movie, 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.
- John Jr