Tenet crashed a real airplane into a building for that explosive scene. Just days after a second trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming action/sci-fi film arrived, fans of the acclaimed director are arguably more desperate than ever for Tenet’s release.

To date, no one can quite explain what Tenet is about – including the film’s stars. What is known, however, is that the plot deals with time travel and the need to save humanity from World War III. The arrival of the film’s latest trailer highlights what looks to be a very action-packed, elaborate production - the likes of which are practically guaranteed to impact audiences in a big way. The film is currently set for a July release date, but unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, movie theatres around the world remain largely shuttered. Nonetheless, despite not including a release date in the latest trailer, there has been no official change of the film’s original July release date. Only time will tell as to whether or not audiences will be able to take on Tenet’s complex offerings this summer, but judging by online reactions from the new trailer, that has in no way lowered expectations for what’s to come.

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Part of Tenet’s appeal is the grandiose methods that Nolan is renowned for utilizing in his filmmaking. Aside from detailed plots that keep viewers thinking long after the end credits have rolled, Nolan has proven that the visual is just as important as the cerebral. Anyone who has seen one of the director’s films can attest to the fact that no stunt is too big, and whenever possible, practical effects are preferred over digital. Tenet has already shown it’s no different in this respect, and thanks to Cinemablend, we now know that the final scene in the new trailer of a 747 crashing into a building was indeed real. Said Tenet star John David Washington about the scene:

That was a real plane, and that was a real building that they crashed that plane into. And we, cast and crew, all witnessed it. It was epic! It was incredible, we all cheered and hurrayed and hurrahed when they yelled cut after Chris felt like he got it. What you saw is really what happened – at least the night I was there.

Whatever your opinion of Nolan may be, there’s no getting around that crashing an actual 747 jumbo jet into a building is downright amazing. Few filmmakers can even be afforded the opportunity of doing such a thing, let alone actually pulling it off. What’s more, the cinematic feat is likely only one of many jaw-dropping moments in what is shaping up to be a mind-bending event film unlike any other. Tenet is the sort of film that needs to be seen in the cinema, and it has already been suggested that Nolan’s latest is just the sort of film that can get audiences back into theatres once the pandemic either ends or dissipates to levels that ensure public safety.

Yet despite the considerable hype already surrounding Tenet, it’s important to remember that grandiose effects (as amazing as they may be) don’t guarantee a great film. The same can be said for a plot so complex that even the film’s actors had trouble understanding it. A severely complex plot does not automatically equate a deeply profound cinematic experience. In fact, in most cases, an overly elaborate plot can outright ruin a film. Still, Nolan’s fan base is quite a dedicated one, and if Tenet does make its July release date, it’s sure to attract a huge number of curious viewers in addition to those who wouldn’t dream of missing a Nolan big-screen release.

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Source: Cinemablend