Tenet ★★★★½

We’re the people saving the world from what might have been.

An incredible, ambitious film, Tenet is not without its flaws (technical and otherwise), but I will always willfully ignore because of how raw it is. The premise itself is just so cool; a future ravaged by humanity’s past misdeeds is so bent on revenge that they’ll destroy all of existence in pursuit of it. While the movie itself certainly isn’t nihilistic, it feels like Nolan’s most direct confrontation of nihilistic thought, while also engaging in its other themes of power and free will. The science fiction spy thriller backdrop is, of course, fucking awesome, making for insane action sequences and gripping suspense as you try to decipher what exactly is going on. The entire cast rocks, Hoytema lets his nuts hang on the cinematography, and Göransson turns in an all-timer score (how he managed to apparently top in Oppenheimer, I have no clue, but I’m excited regardless).

This is only the second movie I’ve watched in projected in 70mm (the other one being Death on the Nile, another Kenneth Branagh movie, and soon Oppenheimer will join that list). The deepness of the colors and the fidelity of the image were beautiful. So glad I got to catch this movie in theaters with this projection, and I really hope I can watch it in 70mm IMAX at some point in my life.

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