In Christopher Nolan’s latest film Tenet, our hero the Protagonist dives into a secret mission to stop a possible World War III from erupting. The film starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine and Kenneth Barnagh has already been released in the UK, but is set for US release on September 3. YouTuber Brandon from his channel BrandoCritic shares his thoughts on the newest action flick.
Who, what, where, when, why? I couldn’t answer those questions. Who was doing what, who needed what, why is this happening?
Confusion is the best way to sum up the majority of the film, according to Brandon. The plot of the film about the concept of time inversion is very difficult to understand. Unlike the director’s other film Inception, where the dreamscape idea is carefully explained, in Tenet, characters are moving all throughout the timeline and the first hour of the film just leaves the YouTuber completely lost. The YouTuber notes that it is definitely a film for Nolan fans and not for the general audience.
Another issue with the film is the unclear explanation of the characters, especially the main character. Brandon feels because the film doesn’t even give the character a proper name, it was difficult to understand where he fit in and his relationship to the world around him:
For the character to have no name, I had a really hard time relating to him. I had a really hard time routing for him. And I had a hard time understanding who he was, what he wanted, what his relationships were with the other people, what was actually going on, what was the main drive of his character, what was going on with the plot. It’s a confusing movie
Aside from the confusing plot line, Brandon does give major props to the film for creating such an amazing visual story.
It is a well-made movie. The direction, the production design, the cinematography, the score, all of it, it’s so well made. This movie is like a piece of art!
YouTuber Brandon from the channel BrandoCritic reviews and rates new movies weekly.