of us, 2020 has been one of the roughest years in recent history, and that goes
double for moviegoers. With no new movies to see in cinemas, the film industry
has been unusually stale thanks to the global pandemic. Enter Christopher Nolan
and his latest movie, Tenet
In true Nolan fashion, not much is known about Tenet’s plot or
characters, as the director is known for his surprising and complex plots.
While we got a trailer last year and some new international posters in
mid-August the specifics of Tenet remain a well-kept secret.
These kinds of bold statements are the type that Nolan fans (and even
his detractors) have come to expect from the director.
and pirated copies
Nolan has a lot to risk with Tenet: the film is his most expensive
original work yet, in a year that hasn’t been precisely kind to Hollywood.
After suffering numerous delays, the movie’s set to debut in the UK first,
raising some concerns about the risk of piracy. We’re likely to see apirated Tenet
While there isn’t a detailed synopsis of the film yet, we know that the
film deals with some sort of time manipulation, not exactly time-traveling, but
rather time inversion.
The main character is a man known only as the Protagonist (John David
Washington), an agent of Tenet sent on a mission to stop a worldwide conflict.
Washington won’t be alone on the screen, as he’s joined by Robert Pattinson and
Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki.
the illusion of inversion
Time inversion plays a vital role in the plot of Tenet, and Nolan does
his best to create an emblematic look for it in the film. Just like he did with
2010’s Inception, Nolan aims to create the inversion effect using practical
effects, leaving CGI only as a last resort.
Jennifer Lame, Tenet’s editor, says that the film
uses nearly 280 CGI shots, a far cry from the nearly 3,000 used in Avengers:
Endgame. Earlier this year, Tenet made the news when it was revealed that the
production blew up a real Boeing 747 for a scene, which
already should give us a clear sense of what Nolan wishes to achieve visually
with this movie.
Additionally, Nolan’s pride and joy are the inversion scenes, some of
which have reportedly been achieved by shooting the same scenes twice: once
forward and then once with the characters doing their actions backward. This no
doubt will grant Tenet a unique look that’s sure to set it apart from the
CGI-heavy summer blockbusters.
According to Where You Watch the stakes are higher than ever when it
comes to releasing a costly film like Tenet, but we’re confident in Nolan’s
skills as a practical filmmaker; after all, let’s not forget that it’s already
been a decade since Inception, and film enthusiasts are still debating that
film’s ending to this day. Let’s hope that Tenet generates such a profound
impact when it finally releases.
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