Though an almost-two-week setback isn’t devastating — and is a wise move on Warner Bros.’ role since the coronavirus pandemic remains relentless in its spread and scope — it is enough to make those eager to see Tenet wonder if the movie is going to be any good once it finally hits theaters. Since so little is known about the film aside from the bits and pieces which can be gleaned from Tenet‘s delightfully vague trailers, it is difficult to say for sure how high-quality it is going to be. Still, there are a few things that point to Tenet having the makings of a cerebral smash hit.
Those remarks should settle stressed-out lovers — and might even convince skeptics — in the face of Tenet‘s delay. As a reminder, the movie is now set to hit the big screen on August 12, 2020.
The first is the most obvious: Tenet is a Christopher Nolan movie. He’s the man behind the much-adored Dark Knight trilogy, as well as films like The Prestige, Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk — all of which gained international acclaim. Nolan has been striking gold from early on in his career — with his next feature film outing, 2002’s Memento, earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. In total, Nolan’s films have raked in over $4.7 billion worldwide, and have seen him take home ten shiny golden Oscar statuettes. If Nolan’s professional past is prelude, Tenet ought to be astounding.
“You really think it’s going to be a particular sort of genre, then it expands into something else, and you’re like,’Oh, okay, this is kind of where we’re at.’ Then it just completely morphs into an entirely different genre, which is very, very unexpected,” said Pattinson. “My initial impression was [that] it feels like the best plate-spinning trick you have ever seen. It is putting another plate and another and another and another, to the point and then it just sort of becoming frightening. It will become a magic trick.”
Second, the celebrities of Tenet have said some interest-piquing things about the movie, signaling that it will be a jaw-dropping head-trip that’s entertaining the whole way through. Comments from Pattinson — who actually thought he had ruined his first Tenet assembly — have provided the most interesting insight. The actor told Entertainment Weekly at a June 2020 interview he was blown away when he read the script for Tenet, which he described as a”feat of technology.”