'Tenet' is Christopher Nolan's Most Greatest And Most Complex Work Of His Filmography
By Sal LoCicero | October 24, 2020 (UPDATED: October 11, 2023)
So far, 2020 has proven itself to be the worst year for movies...EVER. Many movies have either been delayed or have landed itself to Video on Demand, and the ones that landed on digital were really mediocre. Theaters have finally opened after seven months, and the only movie to give theaters hope for survival is Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.
'Tenet' is the latest addition to Christopher Nolan’s filmography. For many years Nolan has proven himself to be the best filmmaker working today. Ever since Memento (2000), he has shown that he is a filmmaker many were to look out for in the future. Nolan showed even more of what he is capable of in 2008, when his unforgettable groundbreaking blockbuster ‘The Dark Knight’ hit theaters. To this day, it’s a movie no one can get enough of. After 'The Dark Knight', Nolan proved to a wide range of moviegoers that he was a very significant artist.
While most movies this year have been delayed to next year; like Black Widow, No Time To Die, Top Gun: Maverick, Dune, etc. Warner Bros Pictures and Christopher Nolan have fought for Tenet to keep its original release date. While it was not able to hold onto its July release, it was still able to release this year; even though many theaters are still (unfortunately) closed.
Even though 'Tenet' is having a rough (domestic) box office run, many people must get out of their house and see it at their local theater as soon as possible.
'Tenet' is easily the best movie of this year. Writer/director Christopher Nolan took more than five years to craft a movie that is to blow audiences away for 2 hours and 30 minutes. This is truly a cinematic experience that has to be seen multiple times, especially in the cinemas.
This is the movie that will go down in history as one of the most advanced films of all time that people will continue to discuss for years -and decades - to come. Nolan has possibly defeated his own standout film; The Dark Knight, of his career and has (yet again) boosted his own talent with 'Tenet'. One of the best things about this movie is that you feel like you are seeing the start of a cult classic in the making. During the majority, you get sucked into this mysterious world and it is so significant that you forget who came up with such an idea.
Is Tenet an understandable movie? For the most part, No, it’s not. The significance of Christopher Nolan is that he is one of the most rare filmmakers who still believe in the power of cinema. He is a person who understands the impact of that experience and doesn’t want to ever see it be defeated on his watch. With this movie, he shows the audience what it's like to have an experience unlike ever before. Throughout the entirety, the characters, the story, the shocking elements, and the mind blowing effects are just part of what makes this one of a kind. The fact that most of what goes on in the film doesn’t make sense, shows you what the director wants from you - the viewer - which is to visit it again and again. To be a part of this unexplained journey like you have only a limited time to re immerse yourself in it. Nolan wants you to have a different yet impactful viewing every time you see it, and that is what true cinema is all about.
Of course, this was shot in IMAX, and it looks magnificent. Every shot is amazing as well as the sounds; which are an orgasm to the ears. John David Washington is perfect as The Protagonist. Robert Pattinson gives another great performance, and shows that he is capable of a lot as an actor. It will be exciting to see what else Pattinson will be in next. The action sequences are crazy good. Nolan’s use of practical effects have never worked this perfectly.
'Tenet' is an astounding cinematic achievement from Christopher Nolan that will soon be considered a masterpiece.
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