If you see Hobbs & Shaw this weekend you are going to get a cryptic preview of Christopher Nolan’s espionage thriller, Tenet — otherwise known as TENƎ⊥, because it all about turning things upside down, maaaaaaan. Subverting expectations, if you will.
The 40-second teaser has not yet hit the web, nor is there any information on whether it will soon, so here is a brief rundown of what you will see:
POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD
What Does It All Mean?
I have no idea. Based on the title and the espionage genre I thought it was going to be about how this guy got us into a war in the Middle East:
But now I don’t know. Here are some clues:
Perfunctory Hack-posting Definition
- a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
Half of his movies are reality-bending, science-fiction movies: Memento, The Prestige, Inception, Interstellar.
One could say reality is a tenet and that Nolan likes messing with your belief in it.
This Set Video
Here is real evidence:
— ibabysky (@Ibabysky) July 10, 2019
I guess it could be some kind of technical process to capture the right shot or possibly a dream sequence, but it’s not.
Do you know how I know? The upside-down letters.
Come on! What is the first thing you think about when you see that?
So It’s Pretty Clear
That footage has me looking at Washington’s oxygen mask in a very different light. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies, in which they also needed oxygen masks:
No Scorsese. Only Nolan Now.
Regardless of the subject, I’m looking forward to TENƎ⊥ more than any other movie — by a factor of ten. Nolan is not just my favorite
living working director, he is the greatest living director: he’s made nine studio pictures and seven of them are rated over 8.0 in the IMDb, with Dunkirk floating between 7.9 and 8.0.
This is the highest percentage of great movies in any director’s filmography; higher than Kubrick, higher than Tarantino, way higher than Scorsese or Spielberg.
Additionally, his movies make money, which means a lot of people see them.
Finally, he both writes and directs his films, which Kubrick and Scorsese never did.
Plus this journassary seems to dislike him:
About that dude proclaiming that Chris Nolan is the only visionary director… I'm sure even Nolan doesn't believe that (it's no secret he's a Michael Bay fan) and you really don't have to take the bait.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) August 2, 2019
Fuck you and your wife’s son, Scott Meddlesome.
TENƎ⊥ opens on August 17th, 2020.