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Also saw Tenet. It is clever in a sense, but it will definitely be the new film that people insist you didn't enjoy because you just didn't understand it, when really it's just not that good. For me there were certainly parts of it I was left wondering what the hell had happened because the film barely bothers to explain its own logic before moving at breakneck speed into another action scene that is also extremely difficult to comprehend because of the core 'time travel' mechanic of the film. It's well acted and visually great, but it's genuinely difficult to hear some of the lines because the actors are speaking so softly and I found the music seriously overbearing. As I said the movie had clever parts, but there were very few scenes I actually enjoyed. People will say this is a movie you need to watch multiple times, but I don't think a film you have to watch multiple times to fully get is a good film.
Ultimately if a viewer who is sitting down fully engaged for three hours can't grasp your film you've failed as a filmmaker.
 

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I think a movie can be said to be watched multiple times to dig into it more. However it absolutely has to work the first time through.

Arrival is possibly a good example on second viewing it's even more interesting but it absolutely works on the first viewong.
 

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I think a movie can be said to be watched multiple times to dig into it more. However it absolutely has to work the first time through.

Arrival is possibly a good example on second viewing it's even more interesting but it absolutely works on the first viewong.
I can agree with that. There's nothing wrong with a movie that leaves you thinking after you come out. I didn't necessarily love Arrival when I first saw it, but I understood the entire thing. When I did watch it again out of curiosity I did really come to enjoy it, especially as I was doing some classes on intercultural communication in college at the time. However there wasn't enough in Tenet for me to watch it ever again. I think Nolan has very deliberately made this movie to be one you have to see more than once. I'm pretty sure one of the characters even says "don't try understand it" in relation to the inversion thing.
 

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I loved the ambition of it, I don't think this kind of movie would have been made with such a budget 10 or 20 years ago. I did overall like it and I do think there are some clever aspects but definitely some others that don't hold up to a huge amount of scrutiny. Definitely not Nolan's best but I don't think it was terrible, lukewarm probably.

I do think you have to be in the right headspace to get enjoyment out of it and I don't mean that in a pretentious way about 'understanding' it, I mean as in going in with a lot of patience and willingness to go along with the movie. This is overall a pretty large flaw.
 

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Watched Bridge of Spies again the other day, a fantastic movie and more amazing by the fact it is based on real events.
 
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