Tenet ★★★

While I enjoyed the film’s visuals and could feel the passion that Nolan invested into his long awaited project, I found the story’s logic to be a a collision of components that simply didn’t gel. The story felt rather off because it relied so much on the logic of the universe that’s depicted, logic that shifted to fit the narrative. I can’t suspend disbelief when it’s such a fundamental part of the film, however I also recognize that Tenet is a technical masterpiece. Its cinematography, its visuals. But we all knew that was what we were getting from a movie by Christopher Nolan. And for a film like Tenet, that tries to function as an important piece of fiction with social commentary about time, the technical skill of Nolan’s directing can only go so far in terms of engagement.

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