Christopher Nolan – TENET
- Classic Nolan visual style.
- The chronological layer structure makes it different from the classic action film.
- First sequence.
- Very good acting level throughout.
- A degree of playful metariflexivity.
- In the same way in which the structure (including the final twist) is a positive side in the context of the genre, it is also a negative point as regards the director himself: it is now a classic trope of his filmography. Nolan looks like a director in debt of ideas who abundantly recycles what he did in the past.
- Bar the structure this is practically an action film (in fact, it includes the classic enormous stakes of films of the genre – saving the world from the third world war – and excessively spectacularized scenes that do not seem to be necessary).
Do we recommend it?
Unfortunately (since we usually like Nolan’s pictures), we don’t.
As we said in the pros and cons, the film tries to be a more interesting (and complex) action / spy film than the norm of the genre, but falls prey to a conceptual fatigue on the part of the director, who (chronologically) shuffles the cards on the table more to put his stylistic signature at the bottom, rather than for an actual aesthetic reason.
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