So I finally decided to hit up the theater and go see Tenet, and I must say I haven't felt that confused/thrilled in a long time. The convolution of this movie makes inception look like child's play, and has time travel aspects on the level of Primer. Has anyone else seen this? What did you think?
I also saw it in IMAX, so it was way too loud. I'll give it another shot when I can watch it at home with subtitles, but I doubt my opinion will change much.
Anyway, I hear the blu-ray comes out in December. I'm going to be interested in what Jim and A.Ron say about it.
Also, yes, I realize this is super old man yells at cloud.
I saw it over the summer and thought it was awesome. The 747 crash was easily worth the price of the ticket. You could tell Nolan thought so too, since he shows it 3 times throughout the film. Pretty cool that the concept of the movie made that possible in a way that (sort of) made sense.
This movie is the equivalent of Primer. Except Primer was made on a shoe-string budget and Tenet took hundreds of millions of dollars, all to get the same result.
Later, I watched it at home with subs and it was a better, albeit still confusing, experience. I worry that Nolan may have inverted up his own ass a little too much with this one.
P.S. the "protagonist was actually fighting himself" reveal was cool.
All of the performances were great. The action was VERY good. It's funny how something so simple as filming things backwards could produce such cool looking visuals. The fight scenes were awesome too. I may buy this just to watch the behind the scenes stuff and how those fights were choreographed.
Definitely looking forward to more viewings and picking up on all the little things I am sure I didn't notice the first time. I am such a sucker for Nolan films and this one did not disappoint at all. Other than not being able to see this on an IMAX screen...
Definitely agree with the subtitles. Unfortunately the only thing I have to watch HBO MAX on is my PS4 and I think the subtitles on that app are pretty ugly looking. It's a weird complaint but I hate their esthetic. I kinda went back and forth, turning them on and off in certain scenes. That man really does love hard to hear dialogue. The absolute worst was seeing Interstellar in the theater and the scene with Michael Caine in the hospital bed and the music blaring was so damn hard to hear! It was one of those "I get the gist of what he is saying but dammit, I would actually like to hear it" moments.
I would rate it as one of his worst movies. Though I'll still go see anything he makes.