Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s latest action/sci-fi movie is, as expected, a notable cinematic experience. Nolan’s story of a protagonist on a mission that unfolds beyond real-time, as he journeys through a world of international espionage is a film that pulls you in immediately in a brilliantly immersive way, thanks to the engaging action and powerful musical score.
Like in Nolan’s much-loved Inception (2010), you will need to pay close attention as Tenet plays. The complexity of the story and great production demands it. Yet, whether or not you’re a science expert, you will still be able to follow what’s going on enough to enjoy this movie, just as long as you pay attention.
Another bit of good news is that even though both Tenet and Inception are action/sci-fi movies that sometimes aesthetically appear similar, I’d say that that’s mainly because the film making team is the same because the stories are quite different.
Forced to choose a favourite of the two, I’d opt for Inception because I connected to the story, and especially DiCaprio’s Dom Cobb character more than I did to John David Washington’s ‘the protagonist’.
As for specific highlights, the character I enjoyed watching most is Kenneth Branagh’s Andrei Sator. Once you meet him, you won’t soon forget. At least I did not. For me, the main stand out scenes happen towards the end starting with a memorable scene that involves several vehicles on the road including a fire truck. Everything after that just gets better and better until the satisfying end that may or may not leave the door wide open for a sequel.
There are just two things I didn’t love about Tenet. The first one being that I wasn’t fully convinced by the ‘love connection’ between Elizabeth Debicki’s Kat and the protagonist. And by love, I don’t mean romantic love. I just didn’t understand why he cared so much for Kat, a seemingly random woman even though her story is empathy inducing. Perhaps it’s the time not being linear aspect of Tenet that didn’t allow for everything I needed to see, in the order I needed to see it to fully understand why Washington’s the protagonist truly cared for Kat as much as he did.
The second thing that would have made Tenet better for me is similar to the first; I wanted to connect to Washington’s character more and sooner. It seemed as though too much of his personal story was kept a mystery.
Overall, there’s certainly more to love about Tenet than not. As such, watch it because there is only one Christopher Nolan, and we must enjoy his creative gifts while we can!
Lastly, I will be watching Tenet again next week because I want to experience everything that it does so well all over again.
Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi/action/drama Tenethas a brand new trailer, and of course it’s good!
Starring Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Himesh Patel and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the subject is international espionage, time travel/ inversion, and evolution.
As I’ve come to expect with Christopher Nolan trailers, this too is well edited and builds up in a great way.
There’s almost no watching this trailer without 2010’s Inception coming to mind. I just hope that I can keep up with all the ‘time travel science’ because, let’s just say that it took me several listens before I understood what Hulk was saying in Avengers – Endgame (2019) when he explained how time travel actually works:
‘Changing the past doesn’t change the future. If you travel to the past, that past becomes your future and your former present becomes your past, which can’t now be changed by your new future.‘
In all honesty, I may have misspoken about actually finally understanding the above explanation. But I do plan to make sense of it soon, with regular attempts.
Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Himesh Patel, Martin Donovan, Carina Velva, Dimple Kapadia and Andrew Howard also star.
Blackkklansman is the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado who successfully infiltrated the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace, Blackkklansman is an engaging, suspenseful and entertaining experience from start to finish.
Considering the backdrop of a very racially tense time in America, director Spike Lee does a good job of delivering tension and suspense mixed in with humour and iconic imagery of the 1970s. From the style, fashion, music as well as the general mood and atmosphere. Lee serves it all up without forgetting the all important message, particularly in reference to the past and present encouragement of racial violence by political forces.
I enjoyed the general cleverness of Lee’s directorial execution as well as the execution of Stallworth’s police investigation. The brotherhood between the investigative team is also a highlight, along with the vision of so many healthy looking afros and being reintroduced to the following rather joyful song…
Co-written and directed by Spike Lee; John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace are the stars of BlacKkKlansman, the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado.
Stallworth is known for successfully infiltrating the local Ku Klux Klan and becoming the head of the local chapter…
With a title like that, I’m glad this movie is at least partly a comedy. I really appreciated the slow motion turn 00:33 seconds into the trailer.
And of course, for fan’s of excellent comedian Dave Chappelle, there’s almost certainly no reading this movie’s title and watching this trailer without remembering one of the best ever characters of The Chappelle Show, Clayton Bigsby.