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Finished watching Tenet.

What a mess. I had heard that it wasn't very good, but i thought that Nolan might have still put together a good action film, but it's really all over the place. It's so far up it's own arse, that you have no idea what's going on at any point. All the action scenes are just too confusing, and all the dialogue isn't much better.

The worst part is when they try to reveal a twist near the end with a wink and a nod, but you're sat there like - don't wink at me, I have no idea what just happened.

I blame the lack of Zimmer.

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22 minutes ago, bob said:

Finished watching Tenet.

What a mess. I had heard that it wasn't very good, but i thought that Nolan might have still put together a good action film, but it's really all over the place. It's so far up it's own arse, that you have no idea what's going on at any point. All the action scenes are just too confusing, and all the dialogue isn't much better.

The worst part is when they try to reveal a twist near the end with a wink and a nod, but you're sat there like - don't wink at me, I have no idea what just happened.

Yep, couldn't agree more. It's got some interesting set-pieces and concepts, but for a few years now I've viewed Nolan as being to film what Kojima is to games: he's really interested leaning into doing things only possible in the medium he's working in, and, like Kojima, can occasionally take things too far when there's no-one else in the room. And at this point there isn't, so a biopic like Oppenheimer should (I hope) rein him in a little bit. 

It's a strange question, but how did you got on with the sound/volume of the film? Rewatching Nolan films the last few years - and this was PAINFULLY apparent when I watched Tenet, which I did at home because, y'know, COVID - I've started to take note of how often I have to reach for the remote to put the volume up or down, sometimes even in the same scene! 

It's crazy to me that someone so invested in film and film history has absolutely zero interest in making his films suitable for anything other than an IMAX format. Which is stupid when 99% of the people who will ever watch his films will be doing so from the comfort of their own homes ::shrug:

28 minutes ago, bob said:

I blame the lack of Zimmer.

In fairness, they got Ludwig Gorannson (Creed, Black Panther, Mando) in to replace him, but of all of Nolan's films, this did feel like the first since Inception which was really screaming for Zimmer's BWOOOOOOOOOOMPing drones. 

I still find it a little funny that Zimmer chose Dune over Tenet (the right move, his score for the film is stupidly good and it's something he's said he's wanted to do since he first read the book) because at the time they were planning on releasing them pretty close together, but because of COVID, Nolan forced Tenet's release through anyways and Dune didn't release for another year or so after that, so he very well could have done both!

You know, if he were a psychic or something :p

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It's a strange question, but how did you got on with the sound/volume of the film? Rewatching Nolan films the last few years - and this was PAINFULLY apparent when I watched Tenet, which I did at home because, y'know, COVID - I've started to take note of how often I have to reach for the remote to put the volume up or down, sometimes even in the same scene! 
It's crazy to me that someone so invested in film and film history has absolutely zero interest in making his films suitable for anything other than an IMAX format. Which is stupid when 99% of the people who will ever watch his films will be doing so from the comfort of their own homes ::shrug:


I watched it the way it was supposed to be watched - on my phone, balanced on the window sill while I did the washing up, with the subtitles on.

I didn't notice any issues with the sound, but I'm not sure that I would have? I certainly didn't have any problems hearing what everyone was saying, unlike Bane in Batman where he was genuinely unintelligible. Maybe they adjusted the sound mixing when they put it on Amazon Prime?
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