This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
CozyRy’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
“The world will never know what could happen. And even if they did, they wouldn’t care. Because no one cares about the bomb that didn’t go off, only the one that did”
Plays much better on the rewatch and it may be an advantage to be overwhelmed by everything going on without the chance to really feel or understand things as a whole. Picking up on Nolan’s film and it’s process of ‘fate‘ the second go makes a lot of the emotion work. This is simultaneously everything that has happened and what won’t happen again. Everything from The Protagonist getting beat up in the restaurant to the bomb going off at the end in a way does happen in a different time, and being aware of such things increases the weight of the journey and it’s outcome. The actions develop a stronger meaning and the characters along with it. Can’t say it’s a perfect movie but I think this is the best attempt Nolan has made at molding his high concepts over characters that would be otherwise thin without it. Not many films have been this rewarding for me the second time around.