Movie Suggestion #44: Tenet (2021)
Updated: Jul 27, 2021
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Runtime: 2 hour 30 minutes
One word review: Labyrinthine!
Tenet is a sci-fi thriller from Nolan after Dunkirk. The film is highly conceptual and is difficult to comprehend for laymen. With over two hours the movie tests your patience and intelligence at multiple points and leaves you baffled. But it's definitely another well made eccentric film from Nolan.
Favorite Movie Quotes:
Don't Try To Understand It. Feel It.
It is not good to compare films but in order to explicate where Tenet has failed it is necessary we take examples from previous Nolan movies. Both in Inception and Interstellar, even though the movies were conceptual, there was character depth and well defined motive for the protagonists. One of the primary aspects that Tenet lacks is this motive for the protagonist. And that's why I felt as a viewer, I did not have that resonating sensation with the film.
I'll See You At The Beginning, Friend.
Symbolism is employed profusely and profoundly in Tenet and if you do have the patience to dissect the movie after you watch it, you'll be amazed by the amount of research work that has gone into the film. Despite these astonishing techniques employed, another big let down of the movie is the background music. The exposition of the movie depends mostly on the dialogues and not on the visuals. And most of the time, the dialogues gets mixed up in the background music.
One Man's Probability Of Death...Is Another Man's Possibility For A Life.
The story is nothing but platitude and it's sprinkled with technology and science fiction which makes it interesting to experience. With so many drawbacks Tenet is still a spectacular movie for it's core idea and concept.