DVD - 2020
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Armed with only one word and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time.
Publisher: New York, NY : Warner Bros., [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
Branch Call Number: DVD Tenet
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (151 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Dolby Digital 5.1 DVS
wide screen
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DVD video
region 1


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Jan 16, 2021

Poetry does not have to be understood literally, phrase by phrase, to be successfully entertaining. It is enough, if it conveys a mood, feeling, or sense of mystery.

Tenet's effects makes it like that. For a gentler introduction to the fantasy of time travel, you might well start with the movie "Final Countdown."

There is no such thing as a real paradox, which is an incomplete understanding of a larger containing system. And no time travel paradox, because time travel backwards is not possible. E.g. per Stephen Hawking, as it would violate our fairly well-established conservation and entropy laws. However time travel as fantasy is fun.

Tenet is negatively impacted by having one writer director. There is a reason for division of labor, between those two. A writer alone can be self-indulgent, as the idea in his head is obvious to him, if not to others. And probably 10% of the dialog is unintelligible, even on repeated listenings with high quality audio equipment.

Still, all that perhaps adds no great additional harm to the mystery of the story, and to the overall impact of the effects. Unusual for me, I did not feel the temptation to fast forward at all. Cheers

Jan 14, 2021

I really appreciate the attempt to be original in theory and overall,but this coming from Christopher Nolan is infinitely boring and sleep inducing.The first 10 to 15 minutes of this celluloid is also deeply offensive too.An extremely epic disaster of a celluloid,period.

Jan 13, 2021

I am not going to lie . I did not watch this movie by choice. My partner was watching it .I gave it a quick glance when the sound was so loud that I thought neighbour was going to call the police.
My opinion ,this movie is a pathetic version of the good Memento . Early days of Nolan when even though it lacks “ characters development “ are quite entertaining and the concepts are cool . Plus high budget and good cast .
This one is guaranteed to make you deaf and leave you confused.

Jan 08, 2021

Overall, this movie is just OK. There is a lot of action and some clever special
effects. It starts off like a James Bond type super spy movie and progresses to
a jumble of time bending sequences like in Edge of tomorrow and Inception.
You know what and why; but not who or when. It gets confusing as action is often
rolling both forward and backward simultaneously. I also found a lot of the background
sound track too loud and irritating. Trying to set a tense mood but overdoing it.

Jan 04, 2021

To loud. To confusing. It didn't hold my interest. Maybe it got better or there was more clarity and less explosions later but I couldn't hang in there.

Jan 03, 2021

Time travel and perspective masterpiece. Fun secret agent vibe.

Jan 02, 2021

Any chance the library will start buying 4K UHD discs? They are usually bundled with blue rays and dvds for the same price

Dec 27, 2020

An entertaining action thriller but it isn't half as smart as it thinks it is. Feels more like a technical creation than a work of art.

Dec 14, 2020

Utter nonsense.
I like Nolan's cerebral movies but this was garbage based on non-science. I'd bet the entire script was derived from his desire to make things 'un-explode'. Zero character development, far too long, audio too loud. I could go on but refuse to waste any more energy on this instantly forgettable, immediately bargain bin-able waste of time.

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