Tenet is a 2020 spy-thriller directed by Interstellar director Christopher Nolan. Jointly produced between the United Kingdom And The US, it is a thriller starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki and is expected to top all the American Charts. What less can you expect from Nolan!
Nolan took a whopping five years for developing its screenplay and ten years to build its central ideas, which are astronomically more than his other hit directions, Interstellar, Inception, or even the Batman Trilogy. Delayed three times due to COVID-19, this movie was finally released earlier this August.
Tenet Release Date
Tenet was released in theatres on August 26, 2020. If you haven’t watched it yet, you could still catch it in theatres, but be sure to follow the proper safety and hygiene guidelines instead of the pandemic.
For those still wondering if you should watch it, here’s the trailer to help you decide:
Tenet is a sci-fi espionage movie that plays around with concepts of time with a completely new perspective, as depicted in the trailer. Some have even found links between Tenet and Inception, another hit by Nolan, which plays around with similar concepts.
The producers went to great lengths to keep the plot a secret up until the movie’s release, and seeing that the film has just been released, it would not be fair to reveal the plot to users who haven’t yet seen the movie. So in a spoiler free way, the movie follows The Protagonist – who is called as such since his name isn’t ever revealed – as he sets off on a bizarre time-bending mission to prevent the onset of World War 3.
Tenet’s Performance in Theatres
Tenet has been in theatres for roughly half a month now and has already grossed $20.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $132.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $152.3 million. With a budget of $200 million, it is Nolan’s most expensive movie to date.
The movie has received mostly positive reviews from viewers and critics alike, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 74% and an IMDB rating of 7.9, which, although not as much as some of Nolans earlier movies, is still quite impressive.
Here are some of the critic reviews:
Cinematic master of time manipulation Christopher Nolan has created the Rubik’s Cube of time travel movies: It’s mentally exhausting, and only the best of us will get all the pieces to line up. Full review -Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media.
Once again, seizing control of the medium, Nolan attempts to alter the fabric of reality or at least blow the roof off the theaters. Big, bold, baffling, and bonkers. -Alex Godfrey, Empire
A big, brashly beautiful, grandiosely enjoyable one that will provide succor to audiences long-starved for escapist spectacle on this beefy, made-for-Imax scale. -Guy Lodge, Variety
Robert Pattinson as Neil
Elizabeth Debicki as Kat
John David Washington as The Protagonist
Clemence Poesy as Laura
Kenneth Branagh as Andrei Sator
Himesh Patel as Mahir
Aaron-Taylor Johnson as Ives
Dimple Kapadia as Priya
Michael Caine as Michael Crosby