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Tenet - New trailer for the Christopher Nolan movie

19 comments

  1. [7]
    SantalBlush
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    Christopher Nolan is a great filmmaker, and The Dark Knight is one of my favorite movies. But he has this tendency to take a cool gimmick and beat you over the head with it. After watching some of...

    Christopher Nolan is a great filmmaker, and The Dark Knight is one of my favorite movies. But he has this tendency to take a cool gimmick and beat you over the head with it. After watching some of his movies, it feels like he's more interested in showing off his sci-fi ideas than in telling an interesting story with the characters. Inception is probably the best example of this; I just got bored halfway through it.

    To me, this movie looks like it's going to do the same thing.

    4 votes
    1. Akir
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      Honestly, that's one of the things I like about Nolan's films. It's like he's a kid in a playground who thinks "isn't this a cool superpower?" and then goes out and makes a movie about it.

      Honestly, that's one of the things I like about Nolan's films. It's like he's a kid in a playground who thinks "isn't this a cool superpower?" and then goes out and makes a movie about it.

      3 votes
    2. [2]
      TheJorro
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      That's... actually how a lot of classic sci-fi fiction is. Rendezvous with Rama and Mote in God's Eye have very, very little by way of characters. Some stories just aren't really about the characters.

      That's... actually how a lot of classic sci-fi fiction is. Rendezvous with Rama and Mote in God's Eye have very, very little by way of characters. Some stories just aren't really about the characters.

      3 votes
      1. SantalBlush
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        I'm not simply describing the fact that it isn't character driven.

        I'm not simply describing the fact that it isn't character driven.

    3. [2]
      mundane_and_naive
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      How do you feel about Dunkirk? That was one of his more grounded project.

      How do you feel about Dunkirk? That was one of his more grounded project.

      2 votes
      1. SantalBlush
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        I haven't seen that, but it looks like I might enjoy it. I've seen his seven other big films, and they're usually fun to watch aside from the aforementioned issue. Going to give Dunkirk a try.

        I haven't seen that, but it looks like I might enjoy it. I've seen his seven other big films, and they're usually fun to watch aside from the aforementioned issue.

        Going to give Dunkirk a try.

        1 vote
    4. nothis
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      I believe he makes some of the most entertaining and awe-inspiring movies of this generation. But he's always hiding bullshit behind characters acting smug. If you pay attention to it, it's...

      I believe he makes some of the most entertaining and awe-inspiring movies of this generation. But he's always hiding bullshit behind characters acting smug. If you pay attention to it, it's downright ridiculous. His trick is making it very easy not to pay attention to it and I happily do that and have a good time.

      Case in point: There is no way in hell that plane crash plot at the end of the trailer couldn't be accomplished without crashing a goddamn plane, I can guarantee it. And the character will brush it off with a smug look and a one-liner (like he already kinda did in the trailer).

      2 votes
  2. [11]
    VoidOutput
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    This trailer was also premiered on Fortnite which is a thing.

    This trailer was also premiered on Fortnite which is a thing.

    3 votes
    1. [10]
      intuxikated
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      How can something be premiered on a game? I haven't played fortnite or any games for that matter.

      How can something be premiered on a game? I haven't played fortnite or any games for that matter.

      1 vote
      1. [9]
        TheJorro
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        Fortnite is aiming to be something of a virtual world these days. Recently Travis Scott held a concert in it. The latest Star Wars movie broadcast Palpatine's in-universe message in Fortnite,...

        Fortnite is aiming to be something of a virtual world these days. Recently Travis Scott held a concert in it. The latest Star Wars movie broadcast Palpatine's in-universe message in Fortnite, instead of during the actual movie (or so I hear).

        7 votes
        1. [7]
          Deimos
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          After premiering this trailer in there, they also announced that they'll be doing free, full-length showings of a Christopher Nolan movie in it later this summer.

          After premiering this trailer in there, they also announced that they'll be doing free, full-length showings of a Christopher Nolan movie in it later this summer.

          3 votes
          1. [6]
            VoidOutput
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            I have no idea how that would even begin to make financial sense. Don't get me wrong, it's cool that Warner Bros would agree to do stunts like this, but I have a hard time seeing how this and the...

            I have no idea how that would even begin to make financial sense. Don't get me wrong, it's cool that Warner Bros would agree to do stunts like this, but I have a hard time seeing how this and the pandemic isn't going to burn a hole through expected profits.

            2 votes
            1. [5]
              imperialismus
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              They’re rolling in cash and player numbers in many games are way up during the pandemic, which, I’m no economist, but if the game’s already profitable and there are more people playing it, surely...

              They’re rolling in cash and player numbers in many games are way up during the pandemic, which, I’m no economist, but if the game’s already profitable and there are more people playing it, surely means more money. It might not make immediate financial sense, but if they pay people to do things on their platform, they might create a future market where eventually it’ll be the other way around and companies are paying them to premiere stuff on their platform. Because they invested in creating that market in the first place.

              3 votes
              1. [4]
                VoidOutput
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                Oh I absolutely understand how it makes sense on Epic's side, but I was talking about Warner Bros/Syncopy, I didn't specify adequately.

                Oh I absolutely understand how it makes sense on Epic's side, but I was talking about Warner Bros/Syncopy, I didn't specify adequately.

                2 votes
                1. [2]
                  imperialismus
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                  Well, I assume it’s an old movie, not the new one. A movie that already made back its budget several times over, and that they’re already licensing to various streaming services and tv networks....

                  Well, I assume it’s an old movie, not the new one. A movie that already made back its budget several times over, and that they’re already licensing to various streaming services and tv networks. Either they’re charging Epic for it, or it’s part of the marketing for the new Nolan film. Doesn’t cost them anything and doesn’t lose them a lot of revenue if it’s a limited one-time event. The only way I see it being an absurd business decision is if it’s actually a free showing of a brand new movie, but I can’t imagine that being the case.

                  3 votes
                  1. VoidOutput
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                    Oh my bad, I thought they were going to show Tenet, it just says "an unnamed movie". Your explanation makes a lot of sense.

                    Oh my bad, I thought they were going to show Tenet, it just says "an unnamed movie". Your explanation makes a lot of sense.

                    3 votes
                2. TheJorro
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                  It's as simple as Epic is throwing around the fattest stacks of cash in entertainment these days. They've basically got Disney levels of capital with none of the baggage. They could probably hand...

                  It's as simple as Epic is throwing around the fattest stacks of cash in entertainment these days. They've basically got Disney levels of capital with none of the baggage. They could probably hand over an eight figure sum to Warner for the ability to do this without blinking.

                  1 vote
  3. timo
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    The concept looks intriguing and Nolan movies are always worth a watch. I wonder if people are actually going to see it, come July.

    The concept looks intriguing and Nolan movies are always worth a watch. I wonder if people are actually going to see it, come July.

    3 votes