In the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Tenet, we’re told that John David Washington is a spy of some kind who has to stop something “worse” than Armageddon. Now what can be worse than Armageddon?
In the latest trailer, more clues are revealed and we’re still nowhere close to finding out what this cataclysmic event is. Great. The mystery is still preserved in amber. We know for certain time travel is integral in Nolan’s “espionage film”.
But this isn’t any regular time-travel — it’s “inversion”. Or as one character, played by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Clémence Poésy’s scientist (?) puts it, “You’re not shooting the bullet. You’re catching it.” Huh? Whoa! What?
And Washington’s character is skilled in said time manipulation. Is he a freak of nature? Or is this a technology-aided capability? Again, we are in the dark. Which is great.
Whatever it is, he and Robert Pattinson get involved a car getting flipped on a highway, an exploding passenger airliner and lots of badass sequences that beg to be experienced on the big screen. Some of us already had a taste of Tenet from the IMAX-exclusive six minute-prologue.
At a time when most studios are delaying their releases due to cinema closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Warner Bros is sticking to the original July 17 opening in the US. It hasn't blinked...yet. (It's slated to open in Singapore on July 16. (It slated to open in Singapore on July 16. Cinemas have been closed since Mar 27 and looking at the post-Circuit Breaker three-phased reopening strategy, it’s unlikely they will be ready by then.)
If you look closely at the trailer: It doesn’t include a release date, just a vague ‘Coming To Theatres’ end tag. Does that mean the movie might get moved? Then again, keeping things vague is how Nolan rolls.
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