Tenet ★★★★½

wow, this was a lot to take in. this is my first time in a theater since january and it felt soooo good to be back in one, even if having a mask on for nearly 3 hours isn’t exactly ideal. this was kinda everything I expected: emotionless, crazily complicated, and insanely ambitious. no, this is not interstellar or dunkirk or inception. those films absolutely assaulted me in every way imaginable. tenet wasn’t nearly as effective. i think nolan slightly outdid himself here. the dialogue is unintelligible in certain scenes, which was kinda aggravating. the plot is fascinating, yet undeniably convoluted. however, definite flaws aside, this film had some breathtaking sequences. i mean, they, uhh, drive a plane into a building. how did they even do that?? and the car chase on the highway is mind blowing. the performances are solid. john david washington was as good as leo in inception: slightly wooden, yet engaging. so, to sum things up, tenet isn’t going to redefine how you view movies, but it’s not going to be a waste of your time.