World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 22 Mar, 2021 04:15 am

Christopher Nolan’s <em>Tenet</em>: The postmodern would-be blockbuster

Christopher Nolan’s <em>Tenet</em>: The postmodern would-be blockbuster
The film centers on the ability to manipulate time. The events, on a single viewing, are difficult to follow, at times almost incomprehensible.

” The film centers on the ability to manipulate time.The film centers on preventing this from occurring.After a failed anti-terror mission in Kiev, he joins an organization known as Tenet and first becomes aware of the ability of objects to move backward in time.Passing through a “temporal turnstile,” for instance, individuals can go forward or backward in time without disrupting the “normal” flow of time.

However, and this may not be the first occasion on which we have made this point, while technology is powerful and helpful, one also must have something to say.” Inception (2010), we argued, “merely emphasizes the unreal (and unappealing) aspects of contemporary Hollywood filmmaking: (over) cleverness, visual effects as a substitute for real ideas, and evasion of the burning questions of our day.

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