The trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has left audiences in awe, and rightfully so. Staying true to his reputation of giving a twist when you least expect it, from the looks of it, Tenet is a sci-fi thriller in which the protagonist – played by John David Washington – is trying to prevent World War 3 by bending time itself.
Joined by Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki, Washington’s character goes on a mission to take down a Russian terrorist played by Kenneth Branagh to stop something worse than Armageddon from happening.
In many aspects, the trailer takes audiences back to Nolan’s Inception. The sleek frames with the visual language reeking of surrealism makes one all the more nostalgic for the 2010 Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer. Also much like Inception, Tenet is also essentially a thriller with a complex sci-fi environment as its backdrop
Fans on Twitter were simply blown away unable to hold their excitement.
— Neha. (@nehajay_) May 22, 2020
Another movie from the Christopher Nolan..
Another master piece from the genius..
Another mind bobbling concept..
I hope the theatres open by the time this movie releases #TENET
— Simanta Bora (@Simanta13694711) May 22, 2020
Me after watching the second trailer of #TENET. Many things could go wrong if the writing isn't absolutely perfect but CN has always proven himself and that is a bomb ass cast. pic.twitter.com/pGUG6Z0YPT
— Kimbula Bunis (@KimbulaBunis) May 22, 2020
— Milap (@zmilap) May 22, 2020
— Alan Keegan (@alanckeegan) May 22, 2020
I have no doubt in saying this that Christopher Nolan is the greatest director ever born on this planet, there are others too, but he is unparalleled #TENET
— Iron Hitman Sharma 45 (@IronHitman) May 22, 2020
Many referenced the film’s theme to express their excitement
#TENET is the Nolan film I have seen the most.
*What happened here?* pic.twitter.com/HQYG0a5BMz
— Agnimitra Sharma (@AgniOnFire) May 22, 2020
— Michael Morgan (@mikewhoatv) May 22, 2020
Watch the full trailer here:
The film is slated for release on July 17 with ‘coming to theatres’ flashing at the end of the trailer. However, given the current situation, with theatres closed for the most part due to Covid-19, the possibility of it being pushed for later does stand.
According Variety, Nolan wants Tenet to be the one to reopen theatres. “He really would like to be coming out with the film that opens theatres. I don’t know anyone in America who is pushing harder to get the theatres re-opened and to get his film released than him,” said Imax CEO Richard Gelfond.
The director himself has promised to finish up on Tenet’s extensive post-production and visual effects work in the coming weeks, making sure that the film is ready to hit cinemas in July, despite the fact that many of the work has to be done remotely.
For avid moviegoers, Tenet is not just a film. The science-fiction epic that has been largely been kept under the wraps is being counted on as the spark to ‘to ignite a movie-going revival in the US and beyond.’
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