Number of Times Seen – 1 (30 Nov 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A spy is sent on a dangerous mission with almost no knowledge of what he is about to get into.
My Take on it – This was my highest anticipated film of 2020 and I knew that Christopher Nolan would once again be able to deliver despite not knowing what this film was all about.
Like many of his previous scripts, things start off going in one direction and then completely turn around part of the way through right before our eyes.
John David Washington is great in the lead and shows that he has some of the same acting strengths that his father has because he is able to help make us believe everything that happens to his character along the way.
Nolan is an expert at creating stories that need to be followed closely in order to both understand and appreciate everything that happens along the way.
This is another film on his resume that requires numerous watches in order to fully comprehend everything going on.
His crafty script moves both forwards and backwards in time and is able to completely change what we all think about the various concepts used here due to what the science fiction genre has always led us to believe.
The film’s action sequences are very intense throughout and they find ways to constantly surprise along the way.
Despite a lean Nolan run time of 2 and half hours, things stay engaging and gripping the whole way through.
This is a film that I plan to see numerous times and actually already can’t wait to see it again!
Bottom Line – Another superb Nolan film that starts on making you think one thing and then flipping it around right before our eyes. Washington is great in the lead and is able to keep things going in such a believable way throughout. Branagh is once again superb as the villain. The story is one that needs to be closely followed in order to get a full understanding of everything happening, but even then, one is sure to miss things along the way which will require multiple rewatches. Nolan’s crafty script moves backwards and forward in time and changes what we all thought about some of the various concepts that science fiction has made us believe. The action is intense and the story remains both gripping and engaging for the entire two and a half hours. Can’t wait to watch this again! Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The production team purchased and then crashed a real 747 airplane into a hangar. The stunt was all practical effects, with no visual effects or CGI. Director Christopher Nolan had originally planned to use miniatures and set-piece builds, however, while scouting for locations in Victorville, California, the team discovered a massive array of old planes and it became apparent that it would actually be more efficient to buy a real plane of the real size, and perform the sequence for real in camera. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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