Christopher Nolan’s dazzling and ambitious race against time thriller was the first big film to lead us back into theatres after Lockdown.
If you found Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Inception’ riveting yet baffling, then prepare yourself for more of the director’s tinkering with time and structure. The plot concerns John David Washington known simply as ‘the Protagonist’ who is tasked with preventing World War III. What makes his task even harder is the inversion of time - at one point the Protagonist ends up fighting a past version of himself. Getting a handle on Tenet’s plot is like doing a Rubik’s cube inside a tumble drier. Nevertheless, with Nolan you get a truly cinematic experience. Expect extensive globetrotting from one dazzling set piece to another. Buckle up.
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