Tenet ★★★★½

I'm probably gonna backtrack this in like five days when I actually start picking apart the M C Escher Rubix Cube that is the plot of this movie, but fuck it I don't care that's for my future (past? ooooWEEEEooooo) self to deal with.


Edit: Okay, I've chilled out a bit. I can see why people would really dislike this film. Your enjoyment of it essentially hinges on how entertaining and exhilarating you find the actual structure and process of cinematic storytelling. While some of Nolan's films have certainly had some great character work and even a little heart to them, at the end of the day he is a formalist and intensely preoccupied with weaving complicated ideas into a blockbuster format. For this he has (rightly, probably) been called cold, calculating, even soulless. The characters in this film are, for the most part, reasonably flat. The story is essentially a heightened Bond flick. If you come in looking for a morally complex tale of intrigue you may be disappointed. But if seeing Nolan carefully lay all of his latest narrative and structural toys out in front of you and play with them is something you enjoy, then prepare yourself, simp, because Daddy's got a brand new box of (inverted) toys.

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