I watched the movie at the cinema and I have to agree with basically everyone else reviewing this movie, the sound in the cinema was off, maybe way off (maybe they mixed it using AirPods on their laptops during lockdown :D ). A lot of the time it was extremely hard to decipher what was going on and didn't help with following the storyline. I think my cinema played it way too loud though. But in the end, I came out and had great discussions on the mind-bending story and enjoyed it a lot, although my ears may not have.
The set is honestly amazing, and the acting by John David Washington & Kenneth Branagh was awesome, however, I've got to hand it to Robert Pattinson and for me, he was the star of it all. The composing by Ludwig Göransson was incredible as well! It brought everything to life, especially while experiencing it in the cinema.
I ended up re-watching the movie at home with subtitles, and this is what I would highly recommend for anyone watching this. The cinema experience is unbeatable, but if you want to understand what characters are saying and be able to follow the story well watching at home with subs is a no brainer.
I think the reason why so many people are reviewing it badly and saying things like "I'm confused" & "it's hollow" is because they haven't understood the movie yet. In my opinion, maybe Nolan wanted people to watch it more than once, maybe he made it for you to be confused on the first watch, and maybe this one sets up for a sequel. I don't know about you, but aren't the best movies are ones you can continue to watch and uncover more layers over time?
There are a lot of haters (or people who still don't get it), but I honestly think this was a great mind-bending movie with a super complex storyline that you only really understand with either more research or by watching it again (and again). Wait until you get the "oh now I get it" moment.
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