Even if you have the most passive relationship with filmmaking, you’re still probably familiar with the incredibly intriguing but often mysterious work of writer/director Christopher Nolan.
It’s been a couple of years since we received a new film from Nolan — with Dunkirk in 2017 being the last — but that’s all going to change come 2020 with his highly-anticipated new film, Tenet, which received its first full-length trailer today:
And please allow me to speak for every person on this planet when I ask…what the actual HECK did I just watch?!
In the true spirit of GREAT trailers for Nolan movies, we get very little information about the story itself — it’s more about visuals and tone — but allow me to break down what we DO get.
We have John David Washington* scaling a building while an ominous voiceover questions the meaning of true heroism and self-sacrifice…and that’s just how it STARTS.
From what the trailer reveals, it appears that — by not giving up his colleagues even in the face of death — Washington’s character has passed some sort of “test,” which allows him to join in on some super-secret spy business.
The super-secret spy business is tasked with stopping what the trailer describes only as “something worse” than a “nuclear holocaust.”
And the rest of the trailer is, of course, chock full of some excellent Nolan staples, like epic car chases!
Heck, we even get surprise Robert Pattinson?! I wasn’t ready, but I’m grateful!
OH, and of course, we get some Michael Caine!
But then — at the very end of the trailer — we’re gifted the most Christopher Nolan-y thing ever, guaranteeing this film’s incredibleness…THE CONFIRMATION THAT THIS IS GOING TO INVOLVE SOME TIME TRAVEL, Y’ALL.
Naturally, eager fans about lost their damn minds at this incredible trailer:
Some fans even imagined how Nolan probably came up with this out-there idea in the first place:
Seriously, this man knows how to spend 20 years:
So yeah, there ya have it! Be sure to catch this sure-to-be masterpiece when it hits theaters July 17, 2020!