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TENET (2020) Review: The Things I Liked…

TENET (2020), John David Washington, Warner Bros. Pictures.

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.

Happy Film Loving 

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TENET (2020): New Trailer From Christopher Nolan, Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Himesh Pattel…

TENET (2020), Himesh Patel, Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Warner Bros. Pictures
TENET (2020), Himesh Patel, Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Warner Bros. Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Tenet (2020).


Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi/action/drama Tenet has 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.

Tenet Release Dates: August 26th, 2020 (UK); September 3rd, 2020 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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TENET (2020): New Trailer From Christopher Nolan, Starring John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Robert Pattinson…

Tenet (2020), John David Washington, Warner Bros. Pictures
Tenet (2020), John David Washington, Warner Bros. Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Tenet (2020).


Starring  John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Robert Pattinson; the trailer just landed for Christopher Nolan’s latest, Tenet, a tale international espionage, time travel, and evolution…

Additional key cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy…

It’s Christopher Nolan. That’s all the reason I need, but the great cast cast and also has my attention.

Himesh Patel, Andrew Howard, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Martin Donovan, Carina Velva and Dimple Kapadia also star.

Tenet Release Dates: August 26th, 2020 (UK); September 3rd, 2020 (US)…

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DUNKIRK (2017): New Trailer From Christopher Nolan Starring Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy…

Dunkirk (2017)
Dunkirk (2017)

The first trailer for Dunkirk, the new movie directed by the rightly celebrated writer/ director, Christopher Nolan has landed…

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

Generally speaking, war movies aren’t my favourite genre of film but I’ll probably try anything once if Nolan is at the helm. This teaser trailer is great tease for the first look. A look that left my heart was threatening to exit my chest by the end. Trailer one reminds me of what makes great trailers.

The stars of the movie include Nolan regulars Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. Then there’s Mark Rylance and Harry Styles. What a gift it must be for one’s first movie to be directed someone at the level of of Christopher Nolan. If I were in the position of Mr Styles,  I don’t think  I could ever get over such a thing regardless of how  small my part may be.

Dunkirk Release Dates: July 19th, 2017 (FR); July 21st, 2017 (US & UK); July 27th, 2017 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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