Tenet ★★½

This movie solidified my thoughts on Nolan: he can’t write a simple or fascinating film plot to save his life, and he was born to shoot action set pieces. This movie is the best and worst of both of these traits - the writing, character development, and even dialogue mixing are not interesting, well crafted, or even original; however, the action sequences are once again stunning, although there were fewer of them than a more exciting film like Inception. It’s a tough one, because Nolan only gets better at shooting these sequences and designing visual conflict, but he’s just getting worse and worse at writing these stories. Washington, Pattinson, and Göransson all do great as newcomers and the film was exciting for what it was, but this was easily the most disappointed I’ve been leaving a Nolan movie, and that includes Interstellar.

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