In preparation for Tenet, I went to a screening of Inception. I had seen it twice before, but never on the big screen. And, from the big screen, I unlocked the emotional centre of Inception which had never struck me before. This enhanced the film immensely. Tenet was missing the mushy core; the human element.
It is common knowledge that Nolan's films are puzzle boxes and thus are rather cold and calculated, all intentionally. However, he is not incapable of weaving in a thread of catharsis. In Tenet, a weak shell of such is depicted which just made me wonder why Nolan seems to avoid the female character, keeping her locked away much like our antagonist. It's no good disguising it behind your scientific exposition Mr Nolan, which for my money Stephen Hawking would struggle to comprehend.
Yet, I loved seeing Tenet! Perhaps it was due to the blockbuster draught of 2020, but Tenet was a tense, thrilling cinema experience. The action is some of the best I've seen in a while and Ludwig Göransson's music, a man with the key to heart, pumps, and groans with the time shifts, giving the viewing cinema that added sense of immersion. Though I probably won't be seeing it a second time because frankly, I don't care about the plot enough, I will doubtlessly be discussing this film for many a year,perhaps more so the exoperience than the plot itself.