Going back and forth
Let it not be said that Christopher Nolan isn't afraid to try new things with his films. The problem with that is what might be visionary to him can be disconcerting to us and to even his most devoted fans that are quick to defend his work. Tenet has what I honestly believe to be the most cluster-f#$& and outrageously contrived plot I've witnessed in an action film. To even explain how the physics work in this world Nolan constructed would be a task itself but here's the gist of it. A CIA agent (John David Washington) gets recruited into a secret organization called Tenet whose goal is to combat an enemy from the future that is sending weaponized items with inverted entropy to the past, one of which has the capacity to decimate all of existence. I don't know what Nolan takes or drinks to come up with this shit but the movie really feels bloated with weighty jargon and a premise that's complicated to follow even by the director's standards. The only area where he never disappoints is the technical achievement in his visual effects but that alone isn't enough to elevate the film from its own puzzling execution. There's no denying Tenet is a blockbuster, it's just a confusing one that will suffice for just a one day rental for an afternoon.