Tenet Review: Nolan does it again

  • Costumes
  • Some of the camera-work (pretty much all that wasn’t action itself)
  • Chaotic action — I really hate how almost every movie nowadays tries to make action as fast and chaotic as possible. Even though there are a few good examples of using chaotic action — this was not one of them…
  • Heavy reliance on one particular visual gimmick, which gets real old real fast
  • But most of all — is there some manual for screenwriters/directors nowadays saying that you shouldn’t try to make your audiance to be emotionally invested in your characters? During all of the movie I was telling myself: “am I supposed to care what happens next?”. The Protagonist is just somehow there (and yeah — the the main hero is called is “Protagonist” — they didn’t even bother to give him a name — or maybe it was just some excersice in pretentiousness). I don’t know what drives him, what are his fears, what is his past. Simply — no character exposition with maybe one exception concerning his willingness to obey rules. If he died 1 hour into the movie, I wouldn’t mind. The same goes for pretty much all the characters.

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