Christopher Nolan’s success is like the paradox that will be at the heart of a Christopher Nolan film. His films – often referred to as puzzle boxes – are meticulous works that run along the line between indulgent labyrinths and satisfying spectacle. They will be brainier than any superhero film, but they still find comparable success. This blue-chip status has made Nolan the patron saint of those who says, “I like movies that make you think,” even if said thinking is just a question with a very clear answer – like “Joker” Was it right? ”
Nolan’s films hold a unique place in pop culture. The director of The Dark Knight is one of Hollywood’s only filmmakers capable of producing an original non-film and is as large as the Dark Knight.
It becomes fascinating when a film like Tenet comes along because Tenet is a complete misfire who reveals how fascinated the director’s career was.
Got out on paper, though? Tenet sounds awesome. The film is only known as The Protagonist (John David Washington), a CIA agent who finds himself on the hunt for an arms dealer with an unusual weapon: bullets that fire backward through time Huh. This is called “inversion”, and with the right hardware, it can be done with anything, including cars and people.
The inverse is the hinge on which Tenet’s brain is the bending axis. Unfortunately, this is explained quite poorly (“Don’t try to understand it,” one character says, supportively), and when it leads to some great action – a “reversed” character and an ” An early fight scene between “Normal” absolutely rules – the offensive storyline gives the showstoppers of the film a bad pace. These scenes are few and far between, anchored by characters who are more puzzle pieces than people. There is little to expect in the movie’s 2.5-hour runtime to do anything well.
Some bright spots: Robert Pattinson, who plays Neil, the protagonist’s handler, is quite fun to watch, even if he is not much in the film. (He would make a great Batman.) Similarly, Elizabeth Debicki is brilliant as a player in the film’s espionage plot, but she is mostly in trouble. And the whole thing is set in remarkably domineering places; The film goes to many places, but none of them fall in love.
This is perhaps Tenet’s biggest disappointment: It wants to be an unusually clever detective film, but Nolan is not heavily invested in the fun of detective films. You know: cool dress, attractive gear, people pushed to their full limits, and manage to wear it incredibly well.
And because the mechanics of the film’s plot require a lot of explanation to make sure that what people are doing in a scene is very easy to remember why they are doing it. It is a shame because the reason for all this time-dictatorship and sub-hegemony is really compelling as hell!
Just we are clear: I am very good at watching movies. I put my 10,000 hours into Malcolm Gladwell’s absolutely airtight matrix, and it makes me an expert. Still, I was skeptical until the credits rolled. This is not a bad thing. One of the beautiful things about movies is how they can immerse us in stories that are older than us that reduce easy comprehension. The confusion I get is the nature of my confusion.
Tenet is a film that clearly encourages you to feel one thing and not think about it, but it does not offer any emotional anchor. This is the disorientation that comes when you feel that you are not in the hands of anyone, you have complete control over the story. You can say a few twists before it happens, but even if you do, it is no more satisfying than a coin toss. Sure, you must be right. But as long as you didn’t have money on it, does it matter?
Tenet is a complete mess of a film that hinders me from doing everything I love about Christopher Nolan’s films. Directors are unfairly allowed, obviously – this is an even more humanizing one – but the whole situation is complicated by the circumstances surrounding the film’s release.
For months, Tetrett was Hollywood’s last gripe, delayed three times in the hope that it could somehow be a blockbuster release, as the COVID-19 epidemic showed absolutely no possibility of kidnapping and others The studio extended its release in 2021. In ways, the theory was seen as a conclusion.
It was Christopher Nolan’s ambitious film, which came across as one that transformed inserts into legitimate popular culture; The principle provides happiness and profits are known for their filmography, with a sincere loyalty after ticket sales amid an epidemic.
But now we know how the story ends. Tenet is now available to buy on-demand, and it earned little at the box office when it was released on Labor Day Weekend – even keeping movie theaters open and raising money. The film business took advantage of all its harmony and publicity in the service of Keeping Movies Alive, spoiling the public health emergency.
The quality of the film does not change the unethical nature of a release strategy like this, but knowing Hollywood is at risk of getting too sick to watch this Goddamn mess? this is outrageous.