No doubt that many people who line up for a movie by Christopher Nolan do so because he's one of the few directors working in the blockbuster space that is able to get away with certain things.
For example, he is the only person Michael Caine will answer the phone and take a job. He can cast well-known actors and then mildly change their appearance so that they vaguely sort of look like him. More pointedly, however, is that he can get away with telling almost nothing about his original movies.
'Inception', 'Interstellar', and now 'Tenet' - all of these movies had barely any kind of synopsis that was worth investigating before they released. Not only that, the trailers for all of them were purposefully vague that you only understood a fifth of what was going on.
In fact, 'Inception' initially had people thinking that it was something to do with murders inside of people's dreams. 'Tenet', however, isn't about time travel - but time inversion. What does that mean? No idea. The official synopsis, released yesterday, doesn't give any clues either.
"Armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion."
They don't even give you the name of John David Washington's character, either. Also, right here and right now, there is absolutely no way that this movie ISN'T going to feature Denzel Washington. He's going to turn up somewhere in it as the aged version of John David Washington. Just count on it.
'Tenet' won't be released in Irish cinemas until August 10th due to lockdown measures, but will be available elsewhere from July 17th. Until then, here's the official trailer from yesterday.