Review: Tenet

How do you write a story that’s just high-concept generational warfare without engaging with that premise beyond a single throwaway line? If you’re Christopher Nolan, you don’t. Tenet is a very competent blockbuster action film that read a couple of books on physics and is convinced that it’s smart now, but it fails to really engage with any of the themes that it raises outside of the usual time travel standby of determinism vs. free will.