Tenet (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2020)

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Per Deadline:

It also has added Michael Caine, Dunkirk‘s Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clémence Poésy to and ensemble cast topped by John David Washington along with Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.

The film, Nolan’s first feature since 2017’s Oscar-nominated Dunkirk, is being described as an action epic evolving around the world of international espionage. He wrote the original screenplay and shooting spanning seven countries is now underway. The Tenet team includes Dunkirk‘s director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (shooting in a mix of Imax and 70mm)

Which all seems rather involved for a biopic about Neil Tennant.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:45 (three years ago) link

Precept

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:47 (three years ago) link

Postulation

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:48 (three years ago) link

Principle

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:49 (three years ago) link

I can think of at least one film critic who will be darning and laundering his finest worn out wanking socks at the mere sight of new nolesy wolesy thread.

calzino, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:55 (three years ago) link

gonna go out on a limb here and suggest this will be visually accomplished but emotionally inert

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:56 (three years ago) link

Yay!!!!

Frederik B, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:59 (three years ago) link

x-post: Hey!!! :(

Frederik B, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:59 (three years ago) link

I meant P Bradshaw obv :p

calzino, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:06 (three years ago) link

NOLAN. STOP WRITING YOUR OWN SCREENPLAYS. U R BAD AT IT.

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:11 (three years ago) link

Tent?

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:11 (three years ago) link

I'll bet it's significant that the title is a palindrome. Sadly.

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:12 (three years ago) link

What if at the midpoint of the movie it plays out in reverse for the remainder of its runtime, wouldn't that be something?

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:15 (three years ago) link

What if you get to the title screen and then out of nowhere an errant 'H' drops from the top of the frame into the title and before you know what happened you realize you're watching a remake.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Netposter1995.jpg

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:18 (three years ago) link

It could be a decent and timely film ala Syriana if it really focuses on the guy who approved the CIA's rendition and secret interrogations/torture program.

https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2014/12/10/19/web-cia-1-getty.jpg

nonsense upon stilts (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:25 (three years ago) link

What if at the midpoint of the movie it plays out in reverse for the remainder of its runtime, wouldn't that be something?

― 5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:15 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Christopher Nolan's Wonder Showzen

imago, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:27 (three years ago) link

looool @ ThENET

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:28 (three years ago) link

say what you like about the tenets of Nolanism...

Number None, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:29 (three years ago) link

Score by Ludwig Göransson

Is Hans Zimmer doing ok?

mh, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:31 (three years ago) link

he is calm and composing as he always does iirc

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:46 (three years ago) link

things in every chuck nolan movie ever

1. oscar-winning actress playing a character with no motivation, whose sole purpose is to deliver exposition
2. The message of the movie is based on a proverb that the audience is familiar with. It is stated out loud by the main character, but is not actually supported by the internal logic of the film.

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:54 (three years ago) link

50/50 chance of a dead wife somewhere in there

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:12 (three years ago) link

being real here though, what a monumental, all-time hack this man is

imago, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:14 (three years ago) link

It's frustrating because it's largely his own fault. He'd likely be respected as a talented architect if he didn't simultaneously insist on demonstrating his inept construction skills. Sure, those buildings look pretty at first but they collapse every single time, mah dude.

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 21:38 (three years ago) link

Also galaxy brain conservative in his politics. I still haven't gotten over Batman as George W Bush wiretapping the entire city to stop The Concept of Terrorism embodied as the Joker.

OneSecondBefore, Thursday, 23 May 2019 14:05 (three years ago) link

Speaking of, I would like to wiretap multiplex ticket windows prior to the release of this film so that we can capture all of the variations of the title as uttered by movie patrons who may be less than familiar with the word.

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 23 May 2019 14:14 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

We have thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdOM0x0XDMo

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:10 (two years ago) link

So miniaturized time reversal pools or something.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:14 (two years ago) link

I appreciate his general inclination of making small + intimate films but it's refreshing to see him branch out and go a little more high-concept for a change.

i was so hungry that i ate a hole cake entirely to myself (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:21 (two years ago) link

gonna go out on a limb here and suggest this will be visually accomplished but emotionally inert

― michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:56 (six months ago) bookmarkflaglink

i chop up the orange and chomp on the inside of it (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:27 (two years ago) link

while watching this christopher nolan movie i'm going to take nothing for i see for granted because it looks like things will not always be... exactly what they seem...

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:28 (two years ago) link

It's like Memento except the twist is (get this) the story moves forwards instead of backwards.

i was so hungry that i ate a hole cake entirely to myself (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:29 (two years ago) link

tfw a character fingers a bullet hole in a window & asks what happened here, and his partner says what happened hasn’t happened yet pic.twitter.com/TH6AL9Riv7

— Woke Fartbutt (@falsebinary) December 19, 2019

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:30 (two years ago) link

damn he's still got it

https://media.giphy.com/media/rGckn7bN5uIV2/giphy.gif

omar little, Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:33 (two years ago) link

This reminds me of when I had to keep telling management in a draft PPM that the word is not "tenant."

The movie will be shit, of course.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 19 December 2019 17:59 (two years ago) link

I believe it's spelled 'shint'.

i was so hungry that i ate a hole cake entirely to myself (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 December 2019 18:08 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Tenet as the test of whether movie theaters can open this year.

The studio is pressing ahead with release plans for “Tenet,” the mysterious and much-anticipated new movie from “Inception” director and proven moneymaker Christopher Nolan. Executives are making plans to open the movie widely across the United States as scheduled on July 17 amid the ongoing spread of the coronavirus. They’re going through all the paces of a big summer release, despite many reasons a successful rollout may not be remotely possible.

Second trailer premiering tonight on...Fortnite.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:39 (two years ago) link

This reminds me how when our company went out for financing, I kept having to correct "tenant" to "tenet" in all our materials

some vast airy pantaloon is required (PBKR), Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:51 (two years ago) link

"proven moneymaker Christopher Nolan"

that would be about as generous an epitaph as he ever deserved tbf

calzino, Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:59 (two years ago) link

https://i.redd.it/67ba11jo8wk01.jpg

piscesx, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:21 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Chris also doesn’t allow chairs. I worked with him twice. He doesn’t allow chairs, and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they’re sitting, they’re not working.

Inside the movie set of a talentless, peevish tory-cunt schoolmaster! Thing is I refuse sit down for any of his his movies, because not only do they feel like work - they are fucking irredeemable shite.

calzino, Monday, 29 June 2020 22:15 (two years ago) link

I'm not even averse to the idea of real directors treating precious actors like shit, but that loathsome mediocrity doing it just reminds me of a boss I used to have who made his office staff lock their smartphones in a cupboard during working hours. He can't get away with it because he makes garbage movies.

calzino, Monday, 29 June 2020 22:33 (two years ago) link

"If you've got time to lean, you've time to clean" - Chris Nolan

Number None, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 04:57 (two years ago) link

not to mention the unlawful and cruel abelism/ageism of such a rule. I hope they were all hocking in his coffee every day.

calzino, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:04 (two years ago) link

Preschool teacher: “Today we are going to play musical chairs”

Christopher Nolan: pic.twitter.com/Fc1sW9tAMY

— Lunwi (@Lunwi88) June 29, 2020

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 10:00 (two years ago) link

Someone suggested to me that this is probably untrue and he does have a new product to plug that they are hoping will fill up some Cinemas for lovers of noisy garbage and sitting on seats whilst you cop The Rona!

calzino, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 10:04 (two years ago) link

Yes, "Come see this new movie - the director's a huge fucking asshole" is a time-tested marketing strategy. Seems likely to have the same marketing power as when the DVD case for some straight-to-video no-stars garbage pile says "From the Producers of [HIT MOVIE LOTS OF PEOPLE LIKED]".

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:55 (two years ago) link

Occam's Razor would suggest that a prominent movie director is an asshole who is terrible to the people who work for him

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:08 (two years ago) link

There is no way this is true. Unions alone, etc. But there is something hilarious about the notion. I can imagine all his stars working rest into their scenes. "You know, Chris, I really think my character would be sitting in this shot." "Hey, Chris, what if my character smoked, but was also narcoleptic?"

Nolan is, on the other hand, one of those directors who insists on wearing a suit. (Others I can think of are, of all people, Sam Raimi and Paul Feig; Feig has claimed a good suit means you can always find a place to use the bathroom). It's an interesting strategy. A lot of directors seem to go the other way, kind of scraggly, with beards. I have a friend who is a professor who is clean shaven during the breaks, but grows a beard for class, because it makes him look older and gets him more respect. But a director wearing a suit ... it scans as affectation, which might counterintuitively get you less respect. Now, a chicken suit, that might work, at least once. It's so silly it could diffuse tension, which might make up for Nolan not letting people sit.

Paul Verhoeven apparently filmed a few scenes in his birthday suit.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:41 (two years ago) link

By the way, I really can't imagine them not moving this release date again, at least in the US. How or have movie theaters been working everywhere else?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:42 (two years ago) link

"the guy who insisted on burning $100m of WB money by insisting his movie get a theatrical release during an airborne deathvirus pandemic"

A selfless act to save cinema you mean.

candyman, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 15:49 (one year ago) link

I half-watchec a dload copy of this while playing Civ and not paying much attention and I still figured out he was fighting himself in that first bit and then it was like "oh ok its a rick and morty episode with car chases" and lost interest.

AND IT WAS SO BLOODY NOISY.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 10 December 2020 01:01 (one year ago) link

i'm very glad I didn't pay money to see this in a theater. it was groanworthy. and how this is Nolan's most expensive film is beyond me; I guess blowing things up costs a lot, but it wasn't visually stunning at all. Dunkirk, Interstellar, and Inception are all more interesting to look at (as well as being better movies)

akm, Saturday, 12 December 2020 16:30 (one year ago) link

this may piss some of you off but the early-on realization for me watching this was the sensation fo sitting through a 2 1/2 hour Hideo Kojima intro. Same tangential connections to common sense, knotty dialogue, pointless relationships, pseudo-intellectual intrigues but none of the actual gameplay.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 12 December 2020 17:51 (one year ago) link

watching Tenet with the subtitles off like pic.twitter.com/D9ZQ1PNR3s

— Eric Allen Hatch (@ericallenhatch) December 23, 2020

So glad I saw this in a big theater with big sound

flappy bird, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 08:27 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

xp It did frequently remind me of a Kojima production (missing the military gear fetishization in yr list) without any of his gonzo redeeming qualities.

This is bone dry and so demanding of an audience to put in the work for what exactly? It’s a lot of algebra for a fucking Bond film.

I stuck with it for the spectacle. Practical effects shit is neat, especially on this level. Pattinson the only memorable human in this.

circa1916, Saturday, 16 January 2021 04:28 (one year ago) link

i kinda liked it! esp the highway heist car chase scene

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 16 January 2021 04:42 (one year ago) link

It’s weird, one of the reasons I keep signing up for these Nolan joints is to see actual planes and cars and trucks shot with IMAX cameras doing crazy things with a lot of money, but I still feel like he’s strangely inept at putting together action scenes.

circa1916, Saturday, 16 January 2021 06:05 (one year ago) link

Watching this tonight. This really is Nolan’s attempt at a Bond film with time fuckery and an American protagonist, isn’t it? The fact that they have a catamaran race kinda gives it away.

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Saturday, 16 January 2021 06:37 (one year ago) link

Am just now reading through this thread and seeing that my basic feelings about this have been expounded upon thoroughly and viciously. Haha.

circa1916, Saturday, 16 January 2021 07:43 (one year ago) link

Watching Tenet on my toilet seat, as Christopher Nolan intended pic.twitter.com/PPhg6We35f

— Bertrand Fan (@bertrandom) January 24, 2021

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 04:36 (one year ago) link

i love when Kenneth Branagh's in my shitter

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 05:03 (one year ago) link

cmon, you know where that's going

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 05:13 (one year ago) link

ready to pounce!

if Spaghetti-Os had whammy bars (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 05:16 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

The dialogue in this film, when it's not buried under layers of sound, is insane. It's so clipped and freighted with information it's like every conversation is between two people with a lifetime of shared history and semiotics, even when they've only just met. (Which, I suppose, is technically true given the nature of the relationships.) If you replaced each line with a functional description you wouldn't lose that much:

"Threat of violence"
"Sardonic response"
"Promise of violence"
"Cryptic allusion"
"Offer of a deal"

With dialogue that brittle though, if you lose even one word in twenty the whole thing quickly becomes incomprehensible. I had no idea what was going on with the plutonium 241, what The Protagonist's deal with Sator was meant to be. I like that this thread barely deals with the mechanics of the story but here's some other things that confused me, without even getting into the reverse entropy:

What was going on with the opera house siege (who were the terrorists, who were our guys rescuing, who were the other fake cops, what was the piece of the algoremuffin doing in the cloakroom)?
Why did he go and live in a wind turbine?
Why did he need all that subterfuge to meet the scientist, couldn't they just have set up an appointment?
The scientist says we don't know how to reverse entropy but by the end they're doing it left right and centre
Why did Priya Singh want Sator to assemble the algoremuffin?

Also the soundtrack was doing so much work generating tension and emotion in the action scenes, feels like cheating.

ledge, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 09:38 (one year ago) link

If it wasn't for the dazzling production values, this film would be in so bad it's good territory, and I think it will be seen as such once the superficial lustre has faded. A colossal misfire.

The soundtrack was indeed far too good for the movie.

chap, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 12:16 (one year ago) link

it did feel a bit like playing a text-based computer game from the 80s in which very quickly you didn't even understand what game you were playing or what commands you could even type in and then threw it in the garbage can

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:03 (one year ago) link

The entropy reversal is a pretty neat idea - if you like that kind of thing - but I don't know if you could ever make a movie with it that would appeal to people who don't fancy multiple rewatches and drawing timelines and the like.

ledge, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:29 (one year ago) link

when introduced it is actually a really entertaining idea, then about a half hour in, I realized what they were doing with it wasn't interesting to me anymore.

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:31 (one year ago) link

It would have made a great watch if it had just been a freewheeling, different location every 15 mins, mildly techy Bond-style thing.

The Goodies font (Maresn3st), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:40 (one year ago) link

the chart-drawing crowd has given up on nolan ever since inception didn't make sense when examined closely.

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:46 (one year ago) link

xp and with audible dialogue.

ledge, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:52 (one year ago) link

the problem with asking logical questions about this film is someone on the internet would love to give you answers

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:18 (one year ago) link

Hey Forks, did you catch Synchronic?

The Goodies font (Maresn3st), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:22 (one year ago) link

i haven't yet! it's available to me, just having a hard time getting to it.
i love Benson and Moorhead to death but the reviews have not been strong...

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:25 (one year ago) link

I have it lined up for later, I'm a big fan of B&M too.

The Goodies font (Maresn3st), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:26 (one year ago) link

they haven't made anything i haven't liked yet

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:27 (one year ago) link

The entropy reversal is a pretty neat idea

I don't think it was at all. I think Nolan thought "hey, wouldn't backwards fight scenes look rad" and then made up some utter bullshit to justify doing that.

chap, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:29 (one year ago) link

christopher nolan is the drake of filmmaking

davey, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 23:10 (one year ago) link

^^^ something my girl Jasmine said that seemed correct somehow

davey, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 23:11 (one year ago) link

U da fuckin we worst
Baby u da fucking worst

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 23:58 (one year ago) link

“Tom and Jerry made more money its opening weekend than Tenet”
https://www.vulture.com/2021/03/tom-and-jerry-has-good-opening-weekend-at-box-office.html

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 1 March 2021 21:45 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Surprised it didn't get nominated for any Oscars.

flappy bird, Thursday, 25 March 2021 07:59 (one year ago) link

The only noms I think it deserves are music for sure, maaaaybe cinematography?

chap, Thursday, 25 March 2021 09:43 (one year ago) link

It wins the award for movie causing the most deaths

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 25 March 2021 13:48 (one year ago) link

it's up for two oscars isn't it?

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:16 (one year ago) link

lol abanana

still amazed at the logic of his tantrum: insisting on releasing a movie during a time when most people are legally prohibited from seeing it vs waiting until this summer when people are going to be flocking to theaters to see any old dogshit 10 times in a row just bc theyll be excited to get out of the house

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 25 March 2021 18:21 (one year ago) link

Since the other Synchronic mention is in the post-2005 horror thread, adding here due to above comments. Liked this a lot. The jump edits worked well with the theme, and the characters were sympathetic and decently acted. Lots of cool images. Look forward to their next film. It's on Hoopla, for anyone using that US library app.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 03:01 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

wow this was utterly, supremely baffling. genuinely had no idea what was happening for most of the running time. maybe i'm dumb, but at a fundamental level, i just straight up did not "get" the reversal gimmick, how it worked, how people related to it or worked around it, how you would make weapons with it or execute plans with it, what was going on when people were parallel to each other in those rooms with the big goofy steampunk machines, or any of the light-bulb "wooooah" realizations i imagine i was supposed to have during the setpieces that involve action going both directions (?)... just utterly totally lost. fundamentally could not tell the difference between people going forward in time versus backwards --- like what were the backwards people experiencing? what were they trying to do? i don't understand.

but over top of that, the actual stakes or goals of most of the big scenes escaped me. okay so he's going back in time! or maybe forward! to get the case from the guy at the site of the last car chase! or maybe he's leaving it there? before the scene happened? or is this like ten minutes after that scene and the case is just like, still there? or maybe this is days before the chase? wait why did they bring her back in time with them again? and on and on...

obviously the main problem here is that, easily, 1/3 to 1/2 of the dialogue was indecipherable through the mud of the sound mix. which seems like a mistake when your plot depends on keeping people up to speed with a confusing gimmick and also a whole lot of what i gather may have been plot twists or maybe even character development (the latter seems doubtful). more the fool me for watching this on the big screen in 70mm as the director intended it --- being able to switch on closed-captioning might have been a game-changer.

i wish i could say it at least worked for me as pure action shot-on-film practical-effects spectacle or something. i'll say that i rode the general momentum being confused but not actively annoyed for most of the running time, but then it hit the climax and all throughout it my brain was overtaxed trying to grasp the action or give meaning to the fast-paced onslaught of overstuffed images by extrapolating my always limited comprehension of the original, unhelpful, "inverted bullet" demonstration scene. might have been cool if the guy giving the briefing on their "pincer operation" were not just as muffled and overwhelmed in the mix as everything else. ultimately this was like watching Inception in a language i don't speak, turned up very loud, and recut in random order.

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 29 August 2021 23:46 (one year ago) link

more the fool me for watching this on the big screen in 70mm as the director intended it --- being able to switch on closed-captioning might have been a game-changer.

Yeah, watching it on a laptop with subtitles made its dopey-ass plot crystal clear.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 29 August 2021 23:55 (one year ago) link

yeah, it's not better served by understanding it sadly

The captions are worth it just to get a sense of how hilariously ridiculous the dialogue is. A world where everyone talks in the same tortured, overwritten 3rd-tier Mamet-speak. I felt sympathy for actors who had to deliver it all with a straight face - its clearly one of those scripts where no one thought about how any of the lines would sound coming out of a human mouth until they were on set calling action.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 30 August 2021 02:38 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

So I haven’t watched much tv, let alone movies, in the last 3 yrs - just haven’t had the attention span - but I watched this on a plane last week and it was really good and even fun?! It’s pretty dry but I didn’t mind that. It was just nice to watch a movie that gives you an idea to think about afterwards. The whole inverse entropy thing was a pretty original take on time travel, regardless of how factual it was.

I watched The Northman right after this, and it was so fucking bad all round. I looked up reviews and couldn’t believe how high people were rating it. So corny.

just1n3, Wednesday, 24 August 2022 09:55 (three months ago) link

I watched this recently and enjoyed the angle...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OoLokmqo0A

MaresNest, Wednesday, 24 August 2022 13:47 (three months ago) link

hmm! i do appreciate the idea that basically the equivalent of a GAMES Magazine elite-level brain-teaser, delivered as an action blockbuster, rather than an action blockbuster that founders on all its brain-teasing attempts.

did disagree with the idea of JDW as a blank slate. i thought he was great, but i definitely felt like this was his *next* huge star turn after BlackKklansman.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 24 August 2022 14:36 (three months ago) link

Xp that was a good analysis and summed up why I enjoyed the movie so much

Watching that also made me realize I’m a dumb fuck bc until he mentioned it, I didn’t realize JDW was Denzel’s son - the stupidest part is that while I was watching tenet I kept thinking how much he sounded just like Denzel but I never made the connection

just1n3, Thursday, 25 August 2022 16:59 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

This movie’s good as heck and that’s my most horrible opinion from the last couple years

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Monday, 14 November 2022 16:36 (two weeks ago) link

In the last couple of months I've heard a couple of people say this is actually Nolan's best movie. It's making me want to revisit it even though I didn't really care for it too much the one time I saw it. Maybe this is the one movie in his filmography which actually gets better on repeat viewings? (probably not)

silverfish, Monday, 14 November 2022 18:58 (two weeks ago) link

It's going to take me about a week to watch it but so far I'm enjoying more than the first time. Subtitles definitely helping.

ledge, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 09:21 (one week ago) link

silby is right, tenet is good now - in the sphere of timey-wimey films that need to be watched at least twice, anyway.

ledge, Monday, 21 November 2022 10:22 (one week ago) link


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