Episode 670: I Put My Thing Down, Flip It, and Reverse It

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s theatrical blockbuster of 2020.

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Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather overthink Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s remake of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, except dour and joyless.

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2 Comments on “Episode 670: I Put My Thing Down, Flip It, and Reverse It”

  1. John C Member #

    A possibly interesting point about naming a character Protagonist: Not only does it seem pretentious, it’s been done! Neal Stephenson (no stranger to being pretentious) published Snow Crash in 1992, starring…Hiro Protagonist.

    The overall discussion reminds me a lot of the talk around so-called “elevated” genre films. There, the movies were basically about movies in genres that tend to predominantly have younger female fans (romantic comedies, horror, and so forth), but written in a way that the critic didn’t feel embarrassed about watching it. Nolan always feels (to me, at least) like he’s trying to “elevate” other genres. And while he has his fans who it obviously works for, a lot of the rest of us were fine with the sea-level versions of cinema…


    • cat #

      That’s interesting because Nolan is so terrible at depicting female characters.


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