Tenet ★★★★★

I fucking loved it. Don’t worry, I’m not going into spoilers, just feelings.

Tenet is big and loud and brash. The soundtrack, care of Ludwig Göransson (he scored Black Panther and The Mandalorian), is going to be on my headphones a lot this year.

I don’t want to tell you much about it, because I want you to experience it how I did. But one thing that’s worth pointing out is that Nolan has dropped a lot of his usual exposition. You know, those long scenes in Inception where characters clunkily explain “the rules” of the world to each other over a coffee, so us as the dumb audience can follow along.

There is very little of that in Tenet.

You’re thrown very little in the way of explaining the events that take place. At one point, a character actually says “don’t think about it too much”, or something to that effect. A lot of dialogue mumbled. It’s just not that important. I’m down with that.


More thoughts here: webworm.substack.com/p/how-do-we-watch-films-in-this-twilight