Tenet ★★½

Yes, the backwards time stuff is confusing…and I’m ok with that.

My issue with Tenet is that the plot surrounding the backwards time stuff is also a convoluted mess. My wife and I watched it for the second time today (first without subtitles) and I spent 20 minutes afterwards explaining the storyline to her excluding backwards time stuff. And even my rudimentary understanding of the plot points included a healthy dose of the words ‘for some reason.’

Ultra complex plot devices require a generally simple storyline. 60% of this movie is verbose exposition, quickly delivered in monotone. The backward stuff isn’t the problem…it’s everything else about the plot that makes this a mediocre film.

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