Post by Cobra King Mohamdu on Jul 8, 2020 4:48:53 GMT -5
Fear it, loathe it, delay it because of a pandemic. No force of Man, Nature or God can stop the inevitable. The Year of our Lord Jesus Christ MMXX, Kino of the Decade arrives, in theaters.
Nolan mindfucked the world multiple times in the 2000s with Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight films, and then finally set the tone of mindfuck kinos of the 2010s with Inception. Now, in 2020, Christopher Nolan returns once again, wielding IMAX cameras as if he were The Dark Knight himself saving cinema once more.
Post by Cobra King Mohamdu on Jul 8, 2020 13:48:17 GMT -5
It's true, but in many ways trailer 2 has an inverse relationship to trailer 1. Specifically in trailer 1 the word Tenet forms letter by letter, in trailer 2 it vanishes letter by letter right after the phrase "This reversing the flow of time; doesn't us being here now, mean it never happened?"
Fun fact: TENƎꓕ is the most expensive original film Nolan has ever made. It has a budget of around $225 million USD. While the Dark Knight films were similar in budget, these films were also a product of Warner Brother's a DCs partnership and is considered an adaptation of the Batman series. The fact that Batman is so popular gave WB and DC the incentive to allow Nolan to have such a large budget, since its a guaranteed success. This time, they gave Nolan the money because the man proved multiple times over that he's the single greatest living film director, and he insists that this is his magnum opus. Tenet is the first film that is completely original by Nolan to have such a large budget. I mean, one fat chunk of that budget is just the cost of purchasing a 747 Boeing airplane that he destroyed in a take that could only be done once, and had to be perfect. Probably couldn't afford another 747 if he messed it up.
Another fun fact: it took Nolan over 20 years to write the script. Lead actors John David Washington and Robert Pattinson were only 15 and 14 when the concept for this film was conceived. Incidentally, this is also the same period of time in which Nolan claims that he created Inception. So here's a fun question for you all: do you believe that TENƎꓕ may actually be a sequel to Inception, or at least take place within the same film universe? Is this the genesis of the Nolan Cinematic Universe, aka the NCU? Some have theorized that because Inception had a budget of $160 million and featured a wide variety of incredible practical effects, that perhaps the reason that Tenet's budget is so much larger is because actors such as Leonardo di Caprio or Tom Hardy will play crucial roles in the story. Perhaps the film is related to Interstellar and McConaughey will appear.
Personally, I don't believe it. I believe outside of the Dark Knight Trilogy, every Nolan film is extremely self-contained. There is a message, an idea Nolan wants the viewer to take with them and remember forever after watching his films. It's why the concept of Inception, the Prestige, the finale of Interstellar and Memento all involve concepts like memory loss, idea implanting, reality not being real, self-sacrifice in the name of glory, time distortion and now time inversion that stick into the viewers mind, and leave you walking out of the viewing experience almost unable to think about anything except the ideas that the film presented. I strongly believe that TENƎꓕ will present the idea of things happening forwards and backwards in time simultaneously, to such a point that the event occurring backwards in time never truly occurred at all. It's a strange concept to wrap your brain around, but I believe that Nolan's films all have very concrete, structured ideas that they wish to present in ingenious and visually stunning ways, I expect TENƎꓕ to be such a film that stands alone based on the strength of its premise. It will make the viewer wonder if there have been events that transpired backwards in time, and thus, never truly ever happened. Could World War III have already been prevented multiple times? These are the kinds of things Nolan will make the viewer think about. And thus, I don't believe TENƎꓕ is an Inception sequel or set in the same universe.