Tenet ★★★★½

"We Live In A Twilight World. There Are No Friends At Dusk."

1st Rewatch

This film was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Kenneth Branagh

Christopher Nolan has yet again outdone himself. This was honestly so much better my second watch, everything made a lot more sense and it made the entire experience so much more enjoyable, putting the pieces together as things happened made the viewing experience so perfect. John David Washington was really great in this movie, this was actually the first film I’d seen of his, and I have to say I’m really impressed. Robert Pattinson was also really good in the film, he did an amazing job and I’m really looking forward to see what he does with The Batman, hes an incredible actor and he’s been in some of my favorite movies in recent years.

I believe that this was the first film that Nolan and Hans Zimmer didn’t collaborate on since The Prestige, this time Ludwig Göransson did the score, and it still has some of those Zimmer vibes but it’s still unique and I personally thought it was amazing. With this being my second viewing of the film I have to admit, I noticed a lot more this time around, the amount of thought and detail put into the story is astounding, even things that seem unimportant in your first viewing become some of the most important things in your second, and that level of detail is incredible.

“What’s Happened, Happened, It’s An Expression Of Faith In The Mechanics Of The World, It's Not An Excuse For Doing Nothing."

The IMAX shots in this film are absolutely stunning, at this point every time you go into a Nolan film you expect nothing but the best from him and in this film he didn’t disappoint. I’ve been seeing many people complain about how it’s hard to hear some of the characters dialogue but for me personally I could understand everything the actors were saying very well, both in my theater experience and at home. I will admit that the score does tend to get a bit too loud at some points in the movie, but it didn’t really muffle the characters voices to the point where you can’t hear the dialogue at all.

Kenneth Branagh played an amazing antagonist in the film, you could understand his motivations very well, even if you don’t agree with him. Elizabeth Debicki was also very impressive in the movie, I was surprised how much of a standout she was in the film. This movie is so impressive to watch from a visual and storytelling standpoint, once again Nolan beautifully incorporates time in to his story. All of the action sequences were intense and it felt like there were actually stakes for the characters if they failed. I hope I am not alone when I say this but why do people get so confused by the story in most of Nolan’s films, I thought that one was pretty straight forward, obviously it’s on your typical action-adventure film but I thought the movie explains everything very well, I’m mentioning it because I saw a bad review from someone just because it was confusing to them.

Overall Tenet is OUTSTANDING however I do feel that it doesn’t quite top Inception.


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