Tenet ★★½

we drove 2 hours from LA to san diego just to see Tenet! At The Drive-In then spent about 75% of the trip home complaining about basically every aspect.

it’s a puzzle box with no reward or sense of satisfaction. i enjoy being challenged by complex films when they proffer some sort of emotional truth, but Tenet is all logos and no pathos — the only time any character exhibited any remotely mortal quality was when robert pattinson got sleepy and laid down. cool how elizabeth debicki’s only there to be 6’3” and relentlessly abused. oh, and to be a mom! in Nolan World, girls have to either be moms or dead. good thing we live in a Twilight World!

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