Wednesday, January 20, 2021

John David Washington Talks ‘Tenet’ & Being Named the Black James Bond! – EUR Exclusive / WATCH

John David Washington

*EURweb sat down with John David Washington, the star of Tenet, to talk all things inversion, classic spy movies and being named “The Black James Bond!”

The highly anticipated, globe trotting action epic, Tenet, from the great mind of Christopher Nolan, has landed in IMAX theaters.

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, this movie is a Protagonist’s journey through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

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Simply called, the Protagonist, John David Washington’s character takes the viewers on an unprecedented thrill ride through time, within the concept of inversion.

We asked Washington what it was like to film his own inverted fight scenes and he said:

“For all the physical requirements of the film, it took about two and a half months of training before principal photography started.  It was intense.  I was on a strict diet and [he] had the mentality of a strict operative. A mentality of a killer. A savior of the world.”

He went on to say that the training was very difficult, but he loved every moment of it.  The moves that you see in this movie, have never been done before.  The hand-to-hand combat, in the rules of inversion, have never been filmed before…ever! The moves were specifically created for this film and filmed through an IMAX camera.

Washington gave interviews for “Tenet,”  as recent as last week, even though the movie opened on September 3rd.  Tenet can only be seen in theaters.  It is not streaming anywhere.  But, with many cineplexes still closed and many moviegoers reluctant to return, due to the global pandemic, its $20 million opening was low by the nine-digit standards of director Christopher Nolan, whose blockbusters include “The Dark Knight,” “Inception” and “Dunkirk.” Washington and Nolan, want you to feel comfortable going back to theaters, safely.  This blockbuster is the answer.  It is a palindrome, in title and in viewing. It is epic and it’s looking for viewers to experience the unexperienced!

John David Washington is phenomenal in this movie!  He is indeed “The Black James Bond!” If you want a new viewing experience, if you want to see the genius of a strong Black lead in a thriller of a lifetime, Tenet is the movie for you!

“You’re not shooting the bullet, you’re catching it.”

If this statement makes you curious, you have to add Tenet to your “must see” list!

Check your local theaters for showtimes.

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