HamisH’s review published on Letterboxd:
I seen Tenet for the first time a little over a week ago and ever since I stepped out of the cinema I have been dying to go back and see it again. Part of me wanted to go back to pick up on little things that I missed on my first watch, another part of me wanted to go and spot the things that don’t mean anything first time round, but mainly I just wanted to return to bathe myself in the incredibly massive spectacle - and bathe I did.
This is a powerhouse of a film. The action sequences and stunts are pure entertainment, I soaked in every second with awe. And I was in fact able to pick up on the things I missed and spot the little breadcrumbs Nolan sprinkles throughout. Like other Nolan movies (especially the Prestige) these breadcrumbs only make sense and can only be appreciated after you know how everything plays out. It really adds to the life span of the movie, you can easily watch it multiple times as you get a new reward with each watch. Add that to all the timeless practical effects that inhabit the film Tenet is a movie that I doubt will disappear from the public eye anytime soon. I don’t think it’s crazy to assume that it could have the same sort of legs as Inception.
One of the things that gave me a pleasant surprised with the rewatch was that the sound mixing seemed to be ‘fixed’. The environment sounds and the score didn’t drown the dialogue like before and characters wearing masks were easier to understand. Even though the sound mixing first time round didn’t really bother me it’s good to see the studio is listening to masses and changing things for the better post release, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t just my imagination.
So, all in all, Tenet is still a massive W for me