Friday, September 8, 2023

Tenet: A night at the opera


Although I've seen movie nerds spend hours explaining why Christopher Nolan's action scenes are shite, I've got no time for that, because I'll watch the siege at the opera house scene in Tenet any fucking day.

Action scenes that have random characters frantically running away from giant monsters or falling buildings are a blight on the movie business, but the opposite of that is very serious people moving with pace and purpose to a throbbing score.

The momentum, the sense of powerful will - that's the hot sauce, baby.

John David Washington has inherited his father's use of movement, filling the screen with swagger and determination, and I could watch that man move through an intense and stylish world all day long, and back again.

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