'Tenet': 'Edge of Tomorrow' to 'Twelve Monkeys', 5 films to watch before Christopher Nolan's time-bender flick hits VoD
With time to kill and apart from lapping up all the bits and pieces of information out there on the film, here are a bunch of films that will keep you occupied while you wait for the flick to release
'Tenet' might still be running in cinemas, however, with the coronavirus pandemic still raging on, chances are a major part of the world would prefer to watch Christopher Nolan's mind-bending masterpiece from the comfort of their homes. With the film set to release on Video-on-Demand and Blue-Ray on Tuesday, December 15, the wait can just be too much for those who have eagerly counted days and actually looked forward to watching it on the big screen.
With time to kill and apart from lapping up all the bits and pieces of information out there on the film, here are a bunch of films that go on the same lines as 'Tenet' that will keep you occupied while you wait for the flick to release.
'Edge of Tomorrow'
The Tom Cruise-starrer was a topic of discussion well after the film's release. Cruise plays William Cage, a soldier reluctantly thrust into a war against aliens and in a freak accident, gains the ability to relive the same day over and over again each time he's killed in battle. It's groundhog day, but with a massive overhaul. He pairs up with Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) as the duo work their way to winning the war after realizing the tech behind Cage's time loop.
Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt sharing screenspace mean one thing— massive mayhem. '12 Monkeys' is another story themed on time as a man uses time travel to prevent a global catastrophe and with a virus in the mix, the timing to watch the film can never be more perfect. The film is set in the future where a pandemic wipes out a majority of mankind and when scientists deduce the time and place of the virus' origin, they send James Cole (Willis) back in time to find the virus so as develop a cure to combat it.
Nolan's work of art perhaps. The film bagged awards at the Oscars for its stunning cinematography and including sound mixing, editing and visual effects. The film follows Dominick Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his group of professional thieves who steal from people using dream-sharing technology. A challenge arises when they're tasked with planting an idea in a target's subconscious. Some felt the film was so complex, yet intriguing, that it deserved a second watch.
Tony Stark and the Avengers pull off a time heist in the grandiose film that ended MCU's Phase 3. After surviving a Thanos (Josh Brolin) snap, they decide to make an Infinity gauntlet of their own and go back in time to retrieve the stones to help beat the Titan. It did come with consequences though.
'Terminator' and its installments
All bada bing, bada boom as Arnold Schwarzenegger became T-800, a machine sent back in time to kill the man who would lead the resistance against a machine-dominated world in the future. While the first and second installments were regarded as the best, the remaining films that followed received either mixed or negative opinions. However, to watch Arnie kill it on screen makes for a reason to bring out that popcorn.
'Tenet' releases Tuesday, December 15 on VoD.