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Nolan and the future of cinemas

/Yassin/ Although I was pretty disappointed after my first visit to the world of Tenet, Nolan did prove something: cinemas are here to stay.

Thing is, movie theaters offer experiences one cannot have on the couch binge-watching Netflix.

And because of the intricate plot, I had to go to the cinema twice to understand what the heck was going on in Tenet.

Nolan is one of today’s greatest filmmakers. He’ll be remembered as the Hitchcock of our generation. In an age where sequels, prequels, reboots and spin-offs are dominating the box office, he’s the one director who’s daring to produce triple-A original content.

Nolan doesn’t need 3D to make his worlds feel immersive or implement new gimmicks just to jump the bandwagon. No, Nolan is trying to figure out how he can tell amazing stories through a century-old medium. Tenet is the film that made me forget about Corona for two hours. Although the film was a bit disappointing for Nolan standards, it still is a pretty darn good excuse to revisit the cinema for the third time.

To the future, and beyond!

I’m not ready for the future yet 

This article is part of Submarine Channel’s interactive review of Tenet. You can start exploring it here.




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