Director : Christopher Nolan
Producer(s) : Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan
Starring : John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh
Score: Ludwig Göransson
Genre : Sci-Fi/ Action
Release Date : September 18, 2020 (Nigeria)
Awesome-O-Metre : 8.1/10
Tenet stars John David Washington as the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet. Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion.
Don’t be worried that there will be spoilers in this review because honestly, no one can spoil Tenet for you and that’s largely because no one understands it. We are used to films about time travel, but in classic Nolan style, he turns time travel on its head and calls it inversion. Inversion literally means that events will be happening out of sequence in an unusual manner and this film is anything but usual. The fight sequences are intense and inversed, the sequence or events are inversed, and even the score (sadly not done by Hans Zimmer) is inversed and guess what the effect will be? An inversed audience.
Many have called Tenet a James Bond on steroids and they couldn’t be farther from the truth, however, I don’t blame them because calling it that is them trying to make sense and logic out of the illogicalness that is Tenet. I dare you to understand this film without watching it at least 4 times. I am going to see it at least 1 more time in the cinema and then wait for it to come out on VoD or Digital then I will see it again.
I will rate Tenet 8/10.
My friend on Twitter @vitruvious_ has something to say about Tenet. Here are his thoughts.
2020 was meant to be year to usher in new movies after the fantastic end to the Avengers series. But what 2020 has given us so far is Viruses, Deaths and House Arrest.
It’s not been all doom and gloom though as we’ve been entertained with some Netflix originals but not like this.
Tenet was meant to be movie and after sitting in to watch this movie, I’ll say this in caps YES IT WAS AND IT IS.
Christopher Nolan has served us with so many classics in the past but he’s outdone himself with one. Tenet is mixture of espionage, physics and mind-blowing scenes.
John David Washington plays the role of a CIA agent recruited to avert World War III. His complementary partnership with Robert Pattinson and other acts made the movie even more enjoyable.
Kenneth Branagh also gave a masterful performance playing the role of a crazy antagonist ready to burn the world down.
The fight sequences are what you’d expect from such a movie and you’d be forgiven if you came in halfway thinking it was a bond movie.
Nolan teamed up with Goransson to give the movie a fantastic music score that give the scenes essence.
2020 has been rough but watching this movie gave me hope of what’s to come for movies before the years runs out.
I give this movie a 9.5 rating and yes you can sue for being bias.
Have a great weekend.