Trapped in Time | Sunday Observer

Trapped in Time

27 September, 2020

Transcends from present to past to future

One of this year’s most anticipated movies Tenet was released on Friday, it opened with mixed reviews. Directed by Christopher Nolan, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Dimple Kapadia. It’s a Nolan movie, the audience was left with more questions, than answers, which was due to the time sequences.

Nolan’s genre

Nolan should be applauded for his willingness to experiment, a genre of time travelling and sequences with actors and objects going backwards and later moving towards the climax, sometimes it is ‘over the top confusion’ but its Nolan, and you cannot help but keep searching for answers.

Despite its complexity (which I believe is an asset) the film is perfectly paced, the actors bring fluid confidence that assures the audience that at the very least the characters understand ‘inversion’. The cinematography and score also hold up their weight alongside the driving narrative.

The complexity

This is a film that challenges conventional story arcs and was a breath of fresh air in a landscape that for years has featured repetitively unimaginative action films such as those presented. Hopefully, this movie gains the recognition it deserves for breaking the norm in a difficult year for large-budget cinema-based films.

Exhilarating and mind-boggling to watch, of a secret agent who embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III. The movie is very complex in a good way. There are so many layers and seeing them all unfold and interlink, due to the interlinking the many were left puzzled about World War III. Those who want answers were left confused, with a suggestion of watch it again.

Tenet will be watched for some time until producers and distributors decide to release the most awaited movies of 2020. Several are pushed back due to the current Covid-19 situation.

Tenet is now showing at all Scope Cinemas.