Tenet: A Review

Rachel Sandstrom, Staff Writer


Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is a fast pace, action filled movie where time is warped in every way imaginable. It will leave you questioning reality throughout the entirety of the movie. The film is set in a world where people from the future have declared World War III on people from the present over the devastation of climate change. This is not made clear in the movie leaving me in a state of confusion as to what John David Washington (who plays the protagonist) was trying to accomplish for the majority of the movie.


 It was quite obvious the protagonist was trying to “save the world” but from what, I was not entirely sure of. I had to do some of my own research to figure out the details that made the plot come together. If I would have known some of the details such as the fact that the future declared war on the present over climate change, the movie would have been easier to follow. Perhaps this was done on purpose to make the viewers think. Afterall, the movie was directed by Christopher Nolan who is known for his cerebral storytelling style. 


Although the movie was difficult to follow, it was quite fascinating and entertaining to watch. John David Washington’s co stars Elizabeth Debicki, who played the women being blackmailed by the villain of the story, and Robert Pattinson, his sidekick are both talented actors and all three meshed extremely well together creating a very enjoyable movie. Overall, I did enjoy the movie and am giving it an 8/10. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to question their existence for a bit or simply experience non-stop action on the big screen once again now that things are slowly starting to return to normal. 

In my opinion, now is the best time to go see a movie because the theatres are deserted and if you’re a talker in movies such as I, that is a dream come true. (Unsplash)