What is it like going to the theatre in the middle of a pandemic? Christopher Nolan Edition

Arriving at the Theatre

When I first came across the trailer for Christopher Nolan’s new movie, Tenet, I knew I had to go see it. The only hesitation was the safety and cleanliness of going to the theatre during a pandemic. After reviewing Cineplex’s new health and safety guidelines, I was reassured that sanitation measures are in place to prioritize the safety of movie-goers. I even recall booking the tickets online and noticing that there were major gaps between each seat selection. Surprisingly, there was almost no reservations made for the noon time-slot. When we arrived at the Cineplex theatre, it was like being in a ghost town. We saw just one person sitting two rows above us, and that was an employee (lol). I must say though, the quietness of the theatre was quite enjoyable, and you feel like you have the whole place to yourself!
Empty Movie Theatre at Cineplex

Let’s Talk Film

Now let’s talk about how I felt about the movie (without any spoilers). First off, I want to say that Christopher Nolan has done an amazing job with the film. If you like the movie Inception and find his films unusual, stunning, and challenging to wrap your head around, then this might be your movie. The concept behind the film talks about things that go backwards through time (don’t worry it’ll make more sense when you watch it in action). With that, the film gets you thinking about the past, present, and perhaps future. And as a bonus to all the Twilight fans, you have Robert Pattinson starring in the film as the protagonist’s partner (I would say this was a much-needed change from his time as a vampire). This original screenplay is jam packed with war-action, secret intelligence scheming, and Russian dealers, all in the span of two and a half hours!


Of course, I don’t want to go into any more detail to spoil the movie. I’ve only provided a glimpse into what you can expect. To be honest, I was confused for some of it and caught myself back tracking to remember the timeline. Nevertheless, the movie Tenet is thought provoking and allows for the imagination to wander about the possibilities of our world if we had this. This movie has my thumbs up! I would recommend watching the movie in theatres, as the cinematics are unmatched compared to watching at home.
Lastly, this review won’t be complete without your thoughts on the movie too – so write to me in the comments about your rating and insight!

Disclaimer: At the time of this event, theatres are thoroughly sanitized, and seating capacity is reduced.  This review is not written to encourage or discourage attendance to theatres, but merely for information purposes. Attendance to any theatre is at the discretion of the reader.

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