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    Just saw this ad on TV... Tenet, "ONLY IN THEATERS!!!!!"

    I'm just going to withhold my opinion on this... hopefully it's a good movie.

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    I'm seeing this on Saturday (going EARLY morning, in a mask through the entire thing, sitting nowhere near anyone else) so hopefully it's a good experience. It's nice to be able to see a film again...but maybe not at the best time.

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    Good thing I looked at the ticket today, turns out the screening is this afternoon. Excited to be back at the movies and esspecially for this one!

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    Saw it a second time today and this time in German as I have to agree with @Haysey . Didn't know if it was just a problem of me not being a native speaker, but with many people underneath a mask and Branagh not doing his best foreign accent in my eyes I had trouble understanding some dialogue. Especially when the music was mixed in too loud at times. Tenet goes "blam!" here and there for no obvious reason.

    I was fairly dissapointed with the movie the first time around, yet I enjoyed it just as much even after a second viewing. It's typical Nolan and his shtick for time and mind bending topics is more obvious than ever. But once you start to "feel it" instead of understand it, as they state in the movie as well, you will have a better time. A second viewing raised some more question I have to confess, whereas I understood several details a bit more on my second run. It's not too hard to get your mind around, but certainly more as with Inception where you just really had to pay attention. Tenet invites you to play along and think it through, which I liked alot.

    LOVED Washington and Pattinson in this, both actors really grew on me. Especially Pattinson over the years, which makes me even more hopefull for his Batman portrayal.

    I was missing the big "heist scene" that Nolan's movies are famous for, but found it the second time around. Still not as great as his other remarkable or spectacular scenes, certainly cool and different though. Then again Nolan isn't the best action director in my eyes or maybe it's the subtlety of his action that some including me are not used to. It's indeed Bond on acid. I also felt that many set pieces were underused. I never had the feeling that we were indeed in Oslo or Talinn for that matter... What also struck me is that I felt little connection to the cast as the overlaying idea takes up alot of your headspace already. I never had "time" to get invested and it doesn't help that some characters don't have alot of backstory. For reasons that is, but still... Especially for Branaghs character, some more exposition would've been nice.

    It will be fun either way to dissect the movie and I'm looking forward to see some proper analysis with proper footage once it's released or available in proper quality for people to do that. Some of the underlying philosophical themes sounded interesting, then again... they were just pointed at so I don't know if they are important for the experience indeed. Grandfather paradox etc. Yet the Sator square of old Pompeij could turn out to be useful when decoding the movie.

    Also can't stress enough how much I came to like Ludwig Goransson and his scores. On the other hand I saw an article where they praised his score for its unprecedecent quality. Well, I have to disagree especially since we are on this very message board. It's very reminiscent of what TR/AR have been doing and people giving such bold statements clearly haven't seen a movie by Nicolas Winding Refn. It's a great score that kicks in even more on a second viewing where you can pay more attention to how it's used. But certainly it's not revolutionary these days.

    Since I first saw the trailer I thought that I had heard something similar before. Turns out it's right there with the Mandalorian teaser for which Goransson did the score as well. Take a listen. Sounds familiar?



    In the end it makes sense that I have a love/hate relationship with this movie as it deals with parallel timelines (ha!). That probably wasn't the goal, but it kind of fits nicely. Cool stuff, cool premise, great acting and it keeps your attention. But the movie almost lost me in it's first 30 minutes as it was way too loud, confusing and too Nolan on the nose for my taste. Glad it picked up though and made for an interesting second watch. I'd give it a 7 out of 10 or a B-. Liked it more than Inception though which hasn't aged well for me.

    Kudos to German cinemas for keeping it safe by the way. I never had the feeling that I was too close to people, in fact I've never felt that much social distance in a while. And I can't say that I didn't enjoy that especially in a cinema. It felt like I was in a test viewing with a few selected people. Definitely enjoyed such a setting for such a movie.
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    just watched this. I dug it.

    Think you needed to watch inception a few times to grasp it.

    Tenet: Hold My Beer.

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    Just got back from this and I was pretty disappointed. I'm leaning toward just ok or slightly below just ok.

    The story just didn't grab me, and neither did the characters. The concept was super cool and interesting, and it is definitely a very unique movie (I've never seen anything quite like it), and there is an AMAZING action scene in it, but overall it just didn't come together for me.

    I also had a hard time following it. Not because of audio issues (that was fine, thank god) but it gets super mind fucky, to the point that I kind of gave up trying to keep track at times. I got the gist of it, but the details were lost on me. Hoping maybe a second viewing will clear some things up and maybe I'll like it more. I don't know.

    I will say this: This is, by FAR, his biggest mind fuck yet. It's like he said to himself, "What if Inception but turned up to 11?" That part I really liked.

    Also, Spoiler: he beats a dude with fucking cheese grater and it was kind of amazing.
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    Had reservations about going to see it, and came out with reservations, but enjoyed it overall
    Whilst the plot is very hard to follow in places, especially with the dialogue mixed a bit weird, I did really love the sound, the music and the set pieces.
    Maybe it's because I haven't done a gig in 6 months but the sound in the opening sequence was almost unbearable in places. I think I adapted and then got some amazing uncontrollable frisson with some of the music later on.
    It's a MOVIE, super fun, but also found myself glazing over in certain sections, just a lot of exposition and barely understanding what was being said.

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    Word online is Blu Ray release is Dec 15.

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    Trying to make the claim that Tenet is responsible for killing cinema is laughable indeed.

    Blame all the movie studios who pulled their 2020 movie premieres. Tenet actually brought in more money than its budget. But that's not enough for these movie companies. So they'd rather let theaters die than to break even or make tens of millions instead of hundreds of millions. And lord forbid they released them direct digitally.

    If Tenet didn't go to theaters, theaters would have had nothing and these companies would still be canceling their 2020 premieres.

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    Just saw it thought it was pretty solid. Went in only having seen the trailers back before. A bit long perhaps but overall I enjoyed it.

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