Emilio Rodriguez’s review published on Letterboxd:
And you thought Inception was confusing...
I’m not even going to attempt to explain the plot of this film. If you’re one of the lucky few who has yet to see a trailer or commercial for Tenet, see the film ASAP before it’s spoiled for you.
That being said...
- There are still parts of this film that I don’t know what was happening, but for the most part, I was able to keep up.
- Even though I found the first 75 minutes to be really convoluted, the second half is where the film really comes ALIVE. That second portion is absorbing, tense and exciting (Nolan sure knows how to make a climatic ending).
- I do have to applaud myself for correctly guessing certain key plot twists before they even happened.
- I’m also glad I was able to watch this with subtitles, because it allowed me to further grasp what was going on. Also, the sound mixing here is not good. Sometimes, you can barely make out dialogue. So, if you have trouble following along, I’d recommend having the subtitles on for this one.
- I‘ll definitely have to watch this one again in the near future, so I can pick up on certain details I might’ve missed on this initial viewing.