Now available on Blu-ray, DVID and on digital is the action-packed, science fiction, suspense thriller, Tenet.
Tenet stars John David Washington, Rob Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Kenneth Branagh, to name a few.
I have to admit, I had to watch this movie twice to fully understand what was going on. The first time I watched it, I was totally lost through about half way through the movie. Then I started to “get it.” To second time I watched it, knowing what it was all about, it all totally made sense to me.
Washington plays the role of the protagonist. He doesn’t really have a name (for some odd reason).
The protagonist is a CIA agent. He’s on a mission to a Russian opera house to help rescue people from “bad guys” (I’m not really sure who these people are). At one point someone goes to shoot him, but the bullet seems to go on the other direction.
The protagonist ends up getting captured. Instead of give up any secrets, he ingests a cyanide pill and dies…or so he thought. Instead he wakes up, fully alive.
The agency knows that he can be trusted, to they have him join their top secret agency, Tenet.
Tenet meets with a scientist who shows him bullets that don’t shoot at things, but rather, they go back into the gun (as if they are going in the wrong direction).
The scientist believes these are weapons that were made in the future, but some how ended up back in present time (or the past). She fears that there could be a weapon that could be sent back in time that could destroy us.
The protagonist is teamed up with a man name Neil (Pattinson). Together they must try to figure out where the bullets came from, and what kind of weapon might be in the future that could possibly destroy our past.
Confused yet? Trust me. I was too.
The movie takes you on a wild ride that involves a Russian arms dealer, a unhappy wife blackmailed into staying in a loveless marriage, something known as “inversion,” people and things bouncing around between the past and the future, and A LOT of high octane action.
To find out what this movie is all about, pick up a copy of Tenet. Look for it where ever movies are sold or streamed.
I am not even explaining this film as best as I could. There is just so much going on that it’s hard to narrow it down into a brief synopsis of a few hundred words.
The first time I saw this film I was literally shaking my head when it was over. I was trying to process what I saw. There is a lot to digest. The second time I watched it, it was much easier to follow along because I know what was happening on the screen, and why.
I’ve heard this movie compared to Inception. I’ve never seen that movie, but I kind of have an idea of what it’s about. So I guess you can say this film is a combination of Inception, James Bond, and Total Recall.
Even though it’s a bit confusing, the action that happens on the screen is jaw dropping. From the start of the film, until the very end, this movie is non-stop action. The special effects are awesome too.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Rob Pattinson in this film. To be honest, I’ve only seen him in the Twilight films (even though I know he’s made many films). He’s far from Edward Cullen in this film. The boy can act. He’s funny and he actually makes a decent action star. Who knew?
Overall I really liked this film, even the confusing parts. The action alone kept my attention the entire time. It’s almost as if you don’t need to know what is going on.
I streamed the film to my television. I am not sure what the bonus content is on the Blu-ray and/or DVD.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment. This is the theatrical trailer. The film is no longer in theaters.
*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.