Dune director Denis Villeneuve has expressed his great admiration of Christopher Nolan’s latest movie, Tenet. After helming Arrival, Blade Runner: 2049 and now Dune (which released earlier this week), Villeneuve is himself no stranger to large-scale science fiction films. As of late, Nolan gave Dune his high praise, saying the film was “convincing at every turn” and “an extraordinary piece of work.”
While discussing the issue of simultaneous releases during a meeting with The Playlist, Villeneuve expressed his profound love for Tenet. The director said he was “blown away” by the movie, and called it “an unbelievable cinematic achievement.” Villeneuve then proceeded to praise Nolan himself as one of the “best filmmakers working on the planet today.” Read his full remarks below:
“I was passed up ‘Tenet,’ I think it’s a masterpiece … I think it’s a film that’s an amazing cinematic achievement. I think that it’s an exceptionally complicated film, I had such a lot of fun, I saw it multiple times and each time it was a blast and I think the degree of mastery of Christopher Nolan is unmatched … He is by a wide margin probably the best filmmaker working on the planet today because individuals don’t realize the eye level of his cinematic mastery, it’s crazy.”
Regardless of Tenet getting some blended surveys, it has Villeneuve’s seal of approval. While after the pandemic many may feel content to burn-through media from the comfort of their own home, Villeneuve sees Nolan’s film as an ideal example as to why the cinema is as yet relevant. It’s a fair highlight make, since an action set piece as massive in cinematic scale as sci-sagas like Tenet and Dune will basically not have the same impact in a parlor as in a large theater. After all, in case there is one thing Villeneuve has demonstrated he knows a ton about, it is creating cinematic spectacles. Seeing these movies in a theater brings Villeneuve and many other film-sweethearts like him a special encounter that they can’t get at home; and perhaps it’s an encounter worth preserving.