My brother says that all time travel movies have problems. And he’s right. Time travel creates paradoxes in the story that can’t be worked around no matter how creative you get. Tenet is no exception and through the middle I had moments of, ‘wait, what?’ but by the time I got to the end, I didn’t care.
Because when Christopher Nolan is at the top of his game, he plays the audience so well that it feels like the end is only the beginning and you want to see what comes next. Or came before. Or something.
Still, it’s fairly enjoyable, at least on first viewing. It asks a lot of questions but then doesn’t withhold the answers. It tries to make the time travel reasonable and almost, sort of, pulls it off. It’s innovative, which goes a long way. And it’s intriguing enough to want to watch at least one more time.
I’ve got to say I also really like the posters for Tenet because they aren’t the typical composites. Nolan shot a beautiful film so using images that are more like stills with photographic quality for posters is rather riveting. And like Inception, the composites are intriguing.