Throughout the entire run time of this, I kept thinking about the misconception in academia, where people often think that the more complicated the language of a text is, the more merit it has. Every second line in this script only exists to explain the one that came before it. There is a difference between a movie that is layered and complex and wants to challenge the audience, and one that is deliberately putting itself above it. 

Also, after pretty much a Blockbuster abstinence for multiple months, I was baffled by the way Elizabeth Debicki‘s character was written. So much of this movie feels like it belongs into the previous decade, or the one before that. While the action in this is innovative and interesting to look at, it seems to be the only aspect of this movie that is actually progressive. Unfortunately, it seems like during his last decade of filmmaking, Nolan hasn‘t progressed at all.

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