Christopher Nolan’s latest film stars Cillian Murphy, Rami Malek, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Florence Pugh.
Biography/historical drama Oppenheimer is the story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Specifically the part he played in the development of the atomic bomb.
My all-time favourite movie trailer happens to be for a Christopher Nolan Film. As such, it’s unsurprising that the long-awaited full trailer for his latest work also has me excited to the point I was moved to yelp joyfully as it played.
All my joyful yelping and excitement aside, brilliant and certainly chilling are two words that seem fitting regarding the energy and dialogue present in this trailer. And since Murphy is an actor who always delivers in his performances; if the transformation in his eyes is anything to go by, I can hardly wait to be moved in all the ways I’m bound to be.
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.
The first trailer for Dunkirk, the new movie directed by the rightly celebrated writer/ director, Christopher Nolan has landed…
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.