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the film tenet.

Posted: 17:27 06 Sep 2020
by Steve Evans
:facepalm: utterly abysmal film with absolutely no plot.this films is a baffling 2 and a half hour bore fest.

Re: the film tenet.

Posted: 16:37 07 Sep 2020
by The Doctor
Steve Evans wrote: :facepalm: utterly abysmal film with absolutely no plot.this films is a baffling 2 and a half hour bore fest.


I’ve not seen it yet but Christopher Nolan films pretty much always play about with time (Interstellar, Inception, Dunkirk*) and are far more than just stories/plots. There is rarely a single linear storyline to follow and I guess that if you watch Tenet or any of Nolan’s other films hoping for one then you are likely to be disappointed. One review of Tenet that I saw said that it was a film that you should not try to understand but, instead, should just ‘feel’. And obviously, from just the title of the film you can’t expect a linear uni-directional plot in this case.

* e.g. in Dunkirk there are three separate story threads all with quite different timescales that are overlaid on each other. You see small parts of the other threads panning out in the background when the focus is on a specific thread (e.g. when you are with the Spitfire pilot in a dog fight you can see a boat being blown up on the sea surface below, but then in a different part of the film you are on the boat being blown up with planes flying overhead). Once I got this I appreciated the film even more.

Re: the film tenet.

Posted: 17:12 07 Sep 2020
by MickyD
I have seen the film and, with reservations, I loved it.

The reservations were: 1. I'd had a fair bit to drink beforehand, then got through half a bottle or so of wine during the film, and it's the kind of film that demands that one's mentis be more compos*; and 2. Like most of Nolan's films, booze or no booze (Memento even more than those other ones, I think), it's also the kind of film that requires at least a second viewing. Some people might find that unfair, but I'm absolutely fine with it.

* It was my son's birthday - whaddya gonna do?

Re: the film tenet.

Posted: 09:05 08 Sep 2020
by Steve Evans
MickyD wrote: I have seen the film and, with reservations, I loved it.

The reservations were: 1. I'd had a fair bit to drink beforehand, then got through half a bottle or so of wine during the film, and it's the kind of film that demands that one's mentis be more compos*; and 2. Like most of Nolan's films, booze or no booze (Memento even more than those other ones, I think), it's also the kind of film that requires at least a second viewing. Some people might find that unfair, but I'm absolutely fine with it.

* It was my son's birthday - whaddya gonna do?

i needed huge quantities of alcohol after watching it.do not waste two and a half hours of your precious life viewing this drivel!