Tenet Reviews/Reactions [Possible SPOILERS]

An original action espionage film releasing in IMAX on August 12, 2020
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I guess we can expect the New York critics to trash it when they finally see it.

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Ruth wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 2:33 pm
this fandom deserves a trash movie

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Master Virgo wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 3:04 pm
Ruth wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 2:33 pm
this fandom deserves a trash movie
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Tenet's RT numbers at a palindromic 88%, with 33 reviews. Can they just lock it up and keep it that way? :lol:

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seeing how terrible this movie is shaping up to be, i think nolan should have just made that porn movie instead

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Most of these reviewers are rightfully praising the film under the "good for the sheer spectacle" and "great action scenes" rhetoric while admitting the logic and/or story are convoluted, baffling and nonsensical, even in some cases mentioning that the characters are also somehow soulless and dull. In multiple reviews they cite the quote: "Don't try to understand it" as a nice, funny quip for the audience to just relax, enjoy the set-pieces and don't think too much about it.

Most mainstream American critics have come to the consensus that Nolan well deserves, despite and on top of all things, the ultimate Disney/Marvel protection and this is a very good thing!

In the appalling case the film were to flop and have overall terrible reviews, the director might've considered making an ambitious 20 million dollar movie that's not a mandatory PG-13/Summer/Action film. Maybe a little character driven film-noir type movie like the old days.

Not happening. Thank God.

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hotsauce32 wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 2:32 pm
KEM wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 1:59 pm
Also looking to find some reactions for the score, that’s very high up on my importance factor
More quotes on the score. Pretty much universally positive :thumbup:. Spoiler tagging to reduce size
...Ludwig Göransson’s spellbinding score.
https://www.heyuguys.com/tenet-review/
...Ludwig Göransson’s pulsing, pounding score
https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/tenet-review/
In the absence of Nolan’s longtime musical collaborator Hans Zimmer – reportedly too busy as he has been composing the score for next year’s release of Dune – composer Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther) has taken his place and provided an oddly but appropriately Zimmeresque score.
https://www.thejc.com/culture/film/film ... t-1.505896
It’s also accompanied by a score that sounds like Nolan-Zimmer Collaboration 101, despite being composed by Ludwig Göransson.
https://www.ign.com/articles/tenet-review?sf127168432=1

“Tenet” operates on a physiological level, in the stomach-pit rumbles of Ludwig Goransson’s score, and the dilated-pupil responses to Hoyte van Hoytema’s cinematography, which delivers the same magnificence whether observing a narratively superfluous catamaran race, or the nap and weave of Jeffrey Kurland’s immaculately creaseless costumes.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/movi ... nolan.html
The exposition is copious and confusing, and often hard to catch, overlaid with industrial noise, or gunfire, or Ludwig Göransson’s thunderous score
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-a ... olan-covid
The clanking here is partly intentional, with composer Ludwig Göransson’s cues likely honking the same backward as they do forward.
https://www.indiewire.com/2020/08/tenet ... 234581454/
However, he’s hobbled throughout Tenet by some other common missteps: a dark, droning score (by Ludwig Göransson, subbing in for Hans Zimmer) that likely sounds great in isolation but otherwise steps on the occasional moments of levity; and muffled sound design that obscures nearly half of the spoken dialogue, which doesn’t help our comprehension either.
https://studentedge.org/article/movie-r ... bond-movie
Ludwig Göransson (stepping into the shoes of Nolan’s usual collaborator, Han Zimmer) creates a score built of low, anxious vibrations that pulsate through even the most incidental of scenes.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 81936.html
The soundscapes are as blasting as ever, with Ludwig Göransson’s droning soundscapes providing a different take on the Nolan “Brahhhmmmm” we’ve come to expect from collaborations with Hans Zimmer and others.
https://www.slashfilm.com/tenet-review/
The thrills come from the set pieces and Ludwig Göransson's innovative score (which also messes about with time, naturally), and not from any concern about the characters' fates.
https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a3363 ... her-nolan/
The blams come thick and fast. Tenet, in fact, might be Christopher Nolan’s blammiest film yet. BLAM! A terrifying thing just happened. BLAM! A shocking moment of revelation. BLAM! Here’s a speedboat. (There really is a massive blam accompanying an otherwise ordinary shot of two people on a speedboat.) It’s not even Hans Zimmer this time — here the great Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, The Mandalorian) is on scoring duties, making it all his own (you will nod your head intensely) but without ever scrimping on the blams. Because if a Christopher Nolan film doesn’t sound like the end of the world, then something’s wrong. And this one really is about the end of the world.
https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/tenet/
The first sound we hear in the film, after all, is that of an orchestra tuning up, before composer Ludwig Göransson — more than ably filling in for Nolan standby Hans Zimmer — thunders in with his own thrilling percussive clatter.
https://variety.com/2020/film/reviews/t ... 234742936/
Ludwig Göransson’s score BLARES with the same bullying intensity that Hans Zimmer managed in so many earlier Nolan joints.
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film ... -1.4335636
In 70mm IMAX it’s an overwhelming assault on the senses, one bolstered by Ludwig Göransson’s propulsive, rib-cage-rattling score, which itself plays with time in compelling ways.
https://www.gamesradar.com/tenet-review/
Thanks for this, hyped!

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hotsauce32 wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 3:10 pm
Tenet's RT numbers at a palindromic 88%, with 33 reviews. Can they just lock it up and keep it that way? :lol:
and 71 from 17 reviews :lol: :lol: :lol:
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