jan_klobucic’s review published on Letterboxd:
The first truly new movie I've had the pleasure of seeing in a cinema, Tenet, is a solid movie even though it isn't one of Nolan's best.
Christopher Nolan is a fantastic director and I have the most respect for him and his mindblowing ideas, but with his ideas, there is always a danger of going too far and this movie, at points, does just that, it goes too far. The concept is very good and original but in the first part of the movie, there is too much information that just flew over my head. I think that this is a movie that needs to be seen a few times, but you should be able to understand, at least most of it, on your first watch. As the movie went on I understood it more and more, but I still didn't understand everything.
The cast is very good with a solid leading performance from John David Washington and solid supporting performances from Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson. In the beginning, the villain feels like a generic foreign antagonist, but he is fleshed out enough to become more than that.
Where this movie excels is the action combined with great sound. This movie features very little visual effects, so most of the big stunts were practical and it shows as it looks very real and overall great. There are a lot of big action set pieces that enhance your enjoyment of this movie by a ton and make you question how they even did that.
I also liked the sound and the score, and the credit/trailer song is by Travis Scott so the movie gets bonus points for that as well.
As I said, Tenet doesn't come to the level of Inception or other classics Nolan put out, but it still manages to be a truly great movie with lots of things that can be enjoyed.
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