charlessipple’s review published on Letterboxd:
My first film in the theatre after quarantine and the experience was less than ideal. The AC in the theatre wasn’t working so I was sweating my ass off the entire time so it was difficult to be fully focused. Also, and this is more about the movie, I couldn’t hear the dialogue over the blasting sound effects*. Really nothing else to say about this. Kind of a let down quite honestly. I’m going to have to watch again with subtitles to fully flesh out my thoughts. All I can really say is that this feels like Nolan is just trying to make a complicated movie for the sake of being complicated. On a positive note, the visuals are amazing and the reverse action sequences are extremely impressive.
*Originally I thought it might just be my bad hearing, and the fact I’ve gotten used to watching almost every movie with subtitles for the past 5 months. Then I read some reviews and realized that the sound mixing in this film is actually awful. If you could actually hear what the characters are saying, Tenet might actually be pretty good. But it’s really not enjoyable to have to try to decipher an already complicated movie on top of having to decipher something as basic as the dialogue. The sound mixing is easily the worst part of this movie.