Tenet

Tenet

Spent most of this thinking about what kind of Batman movies Nolan would have been making over the last four years, and what Tory allegories he would plumb. Picturing him getting really hyped up about making the riddler into a Jeremy Corbyn stand-in or something.

Feels like Nolan started talking to the other kids in his class around 2014 - while his awkwardness was in full effect with Interstellar, he managed to develop some social skills for Dunkirk. Idk whether it was lockdown or some other life event, but Tenet sees him shocked back into regression. Most of the cast have no personality or characterisation, like that wasn't even attempted at the scripting process. I can see why Robert Pattinson just threw his arms up and decided to do a Nolan impression, calling it a day. Almost feels like a cry for help or some passive agressive teasing.

The action scenes were great. I enjoyed watching the story unfold and refold. That said, Nolan's take on a Bond movie is probably the driest, coldest, flattest film of his since the early ones no one cares about. It still passes, but narrowly.

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