Tenet is a 2020 science fiction spy film directed, written, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan. The film tells about a secret agent who is given a single word as his weapon and sent to prevent the onset of World War III. He must travel through time and bend the laws of nature in order to be successful in his mission. John David Washington (Denzel’s son) is a powerhouse actor and if his previous work didn’t put him on the radar, this surely will. He takes his role seriously and they, fortunately, don’t allow for any cheesy moments to break his character or the suspense.
For 2h 30m you have to go along with the main character as he and you, the viewer, try to piece together what is going on. The director doesn’t hold the viewer’s hand, however, the plot-line is at least “followable” and doesn’t dive off the deep end like we see in some of the chaotic moments of similarly cerebral shows and movies & they keep the action-packed, so it’s never boring.
John David Washington as the “Protagonist”, a CIA operative
Robert Pattinson as Neil, Protagonist’s handler
Elizabeth Debicki as Katherine “Kat” Barton, an art appraiser and Sator’s estranged wife
Dimple Kapadia as Priya Singh, an Indian arms trafficker
Michael Caine as Sir Michael Crosby, a British Intelligence officer
Kenneth Branagh as Andrei Sator, a Russian oligarch who communicates with the future
Martin Donovan as Fay, Protagonist’s CIA boss
Fiona Dourif as Wheeler, leader of Blue Team
Yuri Kolokolnikov as Volkov, Sator’s bodyguard
Himesh Patel as Mahir, a fixer
Clémence Poésy as Barbara, a scientist
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Ives a military commander
Andrew Howard as Driver, the man who tortures Protagonist
Wes Chatham as SWAT 3, a member of Protagonist’s team at the opera house
Denzil Smith as Sanjay Singh, Priya’s husband
Jeremy Theobald as the Steward at Sir Michael Crosby’s club
Laurie Shepherd as Max, Kat and Sator’s son
Jack Cutmore-Scott as Klaus, an employee at Rotas’ Oslo freeport
Review & Is The Movie Worth To Watch
The storyline and screenplay of the movie is something out of this world. You’ll scratch your heads. But as the revelations occur, it’s something Jaw-Dropping. It hits you in your face. The action is spectacular. Especially the choreography of something or someone is Inverted Backwards while the other is Forward. Hoyte Van Hoytema deserves the Academy Award for his astonishing cinematography.
So does Ludwig Göransson for his bone chilling background scores. The entire theatre was shaking with his beats and tunes. The soundtrack created more and more intensity in every sequence. The only flaw can be noticed is of the sound mixing. It’s too loud sometimes. But not as bad as other critics and people describe. The action scenes in this movie are going to be talked about and analyzed for a long time.
I think these scenes were what I enjoyed the most out of the whole movie. This film is very creative, its time travel, but with sort of a twist. But if you want to watch this movie, you really have to pay attention, because there are small details and references that might be important later in the movie.
This movie changes the way you perceive and think about motion. The fights could be viewed in so many ways, and each would convey something totally different. And the cinematography. Not only was this a cool concept, but it was an aesthetically pleasing movie to look at. Every angle felt intentional, and it was so cool to see the way Christopher Nolan portrayed time going backwards on screen. Christopher Nolan’s mind is beautiful. Its a must watch if you like science fiction and action packed films.