Tenet

Tenet ★★★½

It’s a cinematic spectacle. The use of practical effects is awesome and the score is relentless. John David Washington is so charismatic and I love Robert Pattinson and he does great work. It really does feel like a Bond film. 

But

The dialogue is purposefully hard to follow in parts, I fully didn’t know what was being said either because it was confusing or the sound was too loud over the dialogue. It’s hard to follow, and I get on rewatches it probably is easier but I don’t think it will be the same watching it on a home tv. This is meant to be seen in the cinema. Also the mix is deafening at parts, especially the opening scene. 

However

My biggest problem of the film is the female lead character, Kat. Her entire character is she’s a mother. A literal exchange is the Protagonist saying we need to stop the world from ending and her reply is along the lines of “and my son along with it”. Well yeah hun, and another 8 billion people...I get we can have flawed characters as she doesn’t follow the plan on a number of occasions. But she is also not able to redeem herself from her past mistakes because she keeps making them.  

It doesn’t pass the Bechdel test. 

Also the motivation of the villain is beyond weak.