I (obviously) can't say much about TENET, but there are ten immediate reactions I can share. [Note: I posted this content as a thread on Twitter, but I have unrolled it here to make it easy to read.]
2. The rest of the cast is great. Elizabeth Debicki is great as the femme; Kenneth Branagh is surprisingly jowly; and Robert Pattinson is very charming in the "Tom Hardy Eames" spot. I think I can actually see him working in The Batman after this.
3. Tenet, more than any other Nolan film, is a summation of everything that has gone before it. There are aspects of all of his films here, but it never feels tired or derivative. He knows how to create moods and actions scenes, and how to bring diverse ideas together.
4. There should be an Academy Award for Stunt Coordination in 2021, and Tenet should be the inaugural winner. The fact that this Oscar does not yet exist is a sheer travesty.
5. I expect Tenet to contend heavily in awards season. It may not have in a normal year, but this is not. And wouldn't it be such an Oscars move to award Nolan for a film that is kind of his equivalent of The Departed (still really good, but just a shade below his best)?