Compiled by Eddie on 14/08/2020
For any cinema fans the mere mention of a new Christoper Nolan film is enough to get them excited and judging by what we’ve seen of Tenet so far there’s reason to believe the British filmmaker is set to deliver yet another mind-blowing big screen experience.
Very little is known about the intricacies of Tenet’s plot (some even suggesting it is somehow related to the classic Inception) but what is assured is that Tenet will provide big-budget spectacle and mind-melting plot to boot.
In a world were cinema has sadly had to take a backseat to a global crisis that has shattered many aspects of our lives we were used to taking for granted, the oft-delayed release of Tenet, which many are suggesting is the savior of the cinema experience, will be a huge moment in our Covid dictated lives and a hopeful reviving and reminder that the cinema is where films like Tenet belong long into the future.
Finger’s crossed in a few weeks time we can all enjoy the experience.
Happy reading and happy watching.
1. It’s a Sign of Cinema’s Return
It would be a massive understatement to say the world has been thrown upside down in 2020 and with that chaos has been an upheaval to the cinematic landscape like never before. With many theaters shut and films delayed or released straight to streaming services, Tenet’s multi-delayed release in August officially announces the return of many cinemas across the globe as well as what is hopefully a more steady stream of new content in the months ahead. It won’t be a typical release but here’s hoping Tenet can showcase once more that cinema is the best place to view content.
Get a better understanding of the importance of Tenet’s release here – https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/8/21252328/tenet-christopher-nolan-release-date-warner-bros-disney-mulan-paramount
Director Christopher Nolan has long been a champion for the IMAX format, shooting many of his films with the huge scale screens in mind, with Tenet his most ambitious IMAX project yet. As someone who has been lucky enough to see The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, Dunkirk and the 5 minute Tenet prologue on IMAX as Nolan intended his audience to do, I have no doubt paying the extra cost of a ticket to see Tenet in this way is going to be an unforgettable treat.
Hear more about Tenet’s IMAX goodness here – https://ymcinema.com/2020/06/24/tenet-cinematography-be-prepare-to-an-imax-masterpiece/
3. John David Washington
Son of Denzel, John made his mark in Spike Lee’s Oscar winning BlacKKKlansman, a role which saw him arrive from relative obscurity to all of a sudden become one of the industry’s rising stars. No doubt beating out a huge collection of talented performers for the lead role in Tenet as a character known only as “The Protagonist”, this role will be a huge test for the power of Washington as a performer but one suspects he is up for the challenge.
Learn more about Washington and his role in Tenet below – https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a32617787/john-david-washington-tenet-denzel-son-life-story/
4. Christopher Nolan Crashed a Real Boeing 747 for Your Viewing Pleasure
Never one to shy away from a challenge and do things practically, Christoper Nolan has ramped things up to a whole new level with his latest real-life stunt. Not content with blowing up abandoned hospitals, flipping over trucks or destroying ski resorts, Nolan and his team have blown up a real Boeing 747 for the sake of Tenet, no doubt just one stunning moment that will make for the perfect eye-popping big screen experience.
Understand what drew Nolan to blow up a multi-million dollar plane here below – https://www.indiewire.com/2020/05/christopher-nolan-blew-up-boeing-747-tenet-stunt-1202233687/
5. An Original Big Budget Gamble
In an age where sequels, re-dos and prequels are all the rage, its great to know that Nolan and his trusty partnership with Warner Brothers continues to push the boundaries in original big-budget film-making. A 200 plus million dollar gamble that has been made all the more risky by the world we find ourselves in, supporting such big scale risks is important for us all as we show with our wallets that we as cinema fans want these type of events to survive.
Get insight into the huge gamble that is Tenet here – https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2547257/the-surprising-amount-of-money-christopher-nolans-tenet-cost-to-make
Tenet is currently scheduled to release in Australian cinemas on Wednesday August 26th, a date that could change at anytime!
Here in the US, it doesn’t look like the pandemic numbers will be low until we get a vaccine. Interesting to see some filmmakers waiting til next summer while others stream. Ahem, $30 to see Mulan. Guess Disney’s research indicates families will pay up.
Be a very interesting time, I am in a state in Australia that has shut all cinemas down until at least Mid-September, so my hopes of seeing Tenet aren’t looking great in near future.
I do wonder how things will go once cinemas reopen but I hope we don’t lose to many cinematic movies to the small-screen.
I’m excited for any Nolan film. With the exception of Dunkirk which for me was slightly disappointing, I enjoyed every film of his. And this one looks absolutely amazing. Seriously can’t wait for this one! That said…with most cinemas still down here, it will probably be a while before I see it.
Yeh I will be waiting a while mate! My state is virtually in a full lockdown right now, so rest of Aus will get to see it but not me. A little shattered!
On the fence myself. Memento was a bit labored, and Tenet sounds like it should come with a decoder ring.
Nolan’s no dummy, but I’m with Raistlin on Dunkirk. It should have had more soldiers (CGI ones, even) on the beach to convey the numbers at risk. Also should have given Kenneth Branagh more to do than stamp up and down that dock.
I’ve not been reading any reviews actually, it does appear to be divisive!
I don’t regret paying to see Tenet despite the letdown. Have you seen it yet?
Mate unfortunately all cinemas in the state I’m in have been locked down since july. I fear I may never see this on the big screen
Are you in Victoria by any chance? Just reading up on the theater situation there and Victoria is the sole absentee in easing restrictions. Stay safe.
Yeh mate that’s where I am located, we’ve had the rough run of it here in Aus that is for sure! Some of the harshest restrictions in the world. Cheers for the well wishes.