Christopher Nolan Is Ok With You Not Understanding 'Tenet'

Christopher Nolan Is Ok With You Not Understanding 'Tenet'

The British director's latest film came out last August, but it's hard to follow —and Nolan is OK with that. 

The 50-year-old director and producer is known for making complicated films that require a lot of attention to detail. Not only does Tenet have a difficult premise, but important dialogue sometimes gets obscured by sound effects, making the film even harder to follow. 

The movie stars Denzel Washingston's son, John David Washington, as a government agent whose mission involves manipulating time in order to stop a disastrous event. Tenet's star-studded cast also includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Kenneth Branagh

Regarding the nearly-impossible-to-understand film, Christopher Nolan told NPR's All Things Considered "You’re not meant to understand every single aspect". He continued, stating "The idea that you’d watch a large-scale studio blockbuster and come out feeling like maybe there are things I didn’t understand — that I should go back and take a look at or whatever — I think that’s kind of fun".

The director concluded the interview saying that his job as a filmmaker is ensuring that "the first time you see the movie, you are entertained and you are gripped and that, you can’t lose sight of". 

Thankfully, Tenet has recently come out on Blu-Ray, which it will make viewer's job much easier by being able to turn on closed-captions, and rewatch the film as many times as necessary in order to completely enjoy the cinematic journey. 

'Tenet' poster

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