Movie – Tenet – My opinion
(https://www.tenetfilm.com/)(https://m.imdb.com/title/tt6723592/)Trailer – https://youtu.be/AZGcmvrTX9M
Due to Global Warming rivers dried which forced humanity to reverse the flow of entropy.
Flow of entropy
Entropy is the general trend of the universe toward death and disorder.— James R. Newman
“To even know it’s true nature is to lose.”
Only those who were in turnstile machines (a machine for inverting entropy) which Sator (movie’s Villian) helped build at the Free-ports at the time of thermodynamic Armageddon survived, the time after which entropy of the whole world will be reversed. These turnstile machines are bomb shelters to survive the reverse entropy. And those who survived their descendants made this device to reverse this entropy. But may be people in reverse entropy will age in reverse, they won’t have children in future but have these children in past. So, children of these survivors live in past or present.
“We live in a twilight world and there are no friends at dusk”
Dusk, when day becomes night means the thermodynamic Armageddon when Entropy of the world will be reversed. No friends at dusk, all loose ends had to be tied up before this thermodynamic Armageddon. At this time world will be populated by many fanatics who work towards future they believe is going to happen. May be, at the time of thermodynamic Armageddon an in-fighting is going to happen between these fanatics.
“This is Knowledge Divided”
The Physical form of the Algorithm from future is divided in 9 pieces which our protagonist retrieve at the end of the movie which will cause the inversion of entropy of the whole world. It was build in parts in the past but knowledge on how to use it is from the future.
“Ignorance is our ammunition”
When more inverted entropy material people will start showing in present people will ask questions like what is happening? And the purpose of TENET is to suppress these questions by giving all the wrong answers.
“When I die, the world dies with me”
Movie’s antagonist, Sator believed he was supposed to help building of the turnstile machines at Free-ports by working with Rotas company and not to have anything to do with the algorithm but later he choose to rebel by trying to hide this Algorithm. He is trying to make it impossible for future to exist something like reverse Grandfather Paradox (Grandfather killing himself so that Grandchild who gave gold to the Grandfather from future will be never born) but he fails. And he knows his wife is destined to meet some other man in future and work for this future Armageddon. My opinion is our Protagonist goes back in time to provide this information from future to Sator.
“Your knowledge dies with you”
Protagonist haven’t told the truth about true nature of his actions. His actions tells about his nature more than his words. He is helping building this future but works for no one. His knowledge is only for him alone.
“Like Feynman and Wheeler’s notion that a positron is an electron moving backwards in time?”
Day 1 – Scientists capture some Anti-Matter
Day 2 – Scientists converts Anti-Matter to Matter but this Matter moves backwards in time.
Day 1 – Converted Matter is moving back in time.
I am no Physicist
So both Matter and Anti-Matter exists at Day 1 which are made up of same either electrons or positrons. And if they come in contact with each other they will be destroyed, but this never happened so it never happens.
SATOR Enigma – SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS
My interpretation – Humans like oxen pulls the ploughing apparatus while God gives the direction to which field humans plough.
APERO is reverse of OPERA
At the start of the film protagonist tries to get Plutonium (actually a piece of Algorithm). And Apero brought fake painting of Goya to Sator’s wife for appraisal and gets romantically involved with her. Companionship between Apero and Sator’s wife makes Sator abusive towards his wife which leads to his wife willing to betray Sator. In my opinion our protagonist is the one sent Apero to Sator’s wife. Protagonist is the reason of unhappy marriage of Sator and his wife. Now, our protagonist is letting Sator to have the pieces of the Algorithm.
ROTAS is reverse of SATOR
Sator starts working with the future and then rebels against the future. ROTAS starts with trying to work against the future but later turn to work for this future. Rotas is the company built in past to work towards this future. Sator was able to get information from future beyond his time, so he knew the person who will take CIA issued Cyanide Pill (All CIA issued Cyanide pills are fake) changes/changed the course of history. He wants to consume this pill at the end of the movie at the same time our protagonist the one who consumes the cyanide pill. But no one knows the name of the person who took cyanide pill even in the future.
Sator wrongly believes that taking cyanide is the end of the journey and consider himself to be the GOD who changes/changed the course of the history. And this person who changes/changed the course of history have made physical relation with his wife, so he doesn’t want to his wife to be even able to leave him or let anyone other than him to get romantically involved with his wife. Sator believes that he must be the only one who fulfill these all prophecies to be sure he this GOD and is willing to kill his wife for this at his point of no return in time.
Sator had pulse monitor which sends an email notifications of the time Sator dies. So, he knew about the time he is going to die thus tried to fulfill his prophecy before his death and choose to die by consuming CIA issued Cyanide pill. But the last moment he realizes his wife is still alive and she shoots him.
ROTAS is Neil.
Just like Sator, Neil too knew about his time and place of death, maybe through similar pulse meter on his wrist with GPS tracking. And he too dies due gun shot. While Sator was fighting against he future Neil was fighting for the future.
Protagonist fulfills two prophecies first by taking CIA Cyanide Pill and make physical relation with Sator’s Wife. Proving he is the prophesied GOD.
Providence – control of God on people’s life which directs them.
Did our protagonist turned Sator into this madman so, he can be the villain at phase of time and he can rally people to fight him? So, now he have 6 pieces of the Algorithm out of 9 pieces and he knows who has other 3 pieces. Is our protagonist is the reason of the in-fighting at the time of dusk, thermodynamic Armageddon?
Is our protagonist he is the one pulling all the strings, creating heroes and villains? Did our protagonist caused the inventor of the Algorithm to loose her mind. She split the Algorithm into 9 pieces and hide them in past. And later she committed suicide. Because there can’t be more than one.
Have we seen her, the scientist who will invent this Algorithm in the movie? My guess is she is the same woman scientist our protagonist meet when he starts his work. At this point of time, she is told How is her department and does not concern herself with What they do. But the knowledge of what she was doing all this time will drive her mad or drove her mad.
Now the question who invented Turnstile which inverts matter into anti-matter and vice versa? My guess its Neil as he the only other smartest person in the movie and has done his Masters in Physics. It was Neil who invented Turnstile. And never met the woman scientist. Both Neil and Woman Scientist believed that the other technology is going to be built by the future generations so to counter the effects they built their own technology.
All the supposedly future technology is both invented and build in present.
“what happened happens”
Our protagonist can neither know nor tell anyone who recruited him as it might affect cause-effect relation.
This cause-effect correlation is also preserved when Ives and Neil asks protagonist if he knows where Sator is going to bury the Algorithm. Both Neil and his team already knew this information but it has to come from someone who at this point of time doesn’t know about the future.
Neil chooses to crash the plane into Free-Port in Oslo instead to just using his company ROTAS which manages this facility so that our protagonist can figure this out by himself.
My guess is protagonist recruited Sir Michael Crosby who later recruits Priya, who helps our protagonist in the journey of self-realization.
Whatever happens was/is protagonist’s Temporal Pincer Operation. Protagonist was either present at or caused all the important events.
And make people either believe that present is attacked by the future or saved by the future without realizing future and present are both same in the TENET’s world. Dog chasing its tail.
Does our protagonist want this?
Because of the invention of turnstile a technology which our protagonist might have inspired Neil to invent causes an imbalance in the world. When our protagonist is no longer able to suppress turnstile technology only choice he will have/had to use algorithm. Destruction of the world will be only way to save it if people misunderstood the mechanics of the universe.
Believe in the Mechanics of the Universe – TENET
Additional Notes – When Neil asks protagonist if he would ever take Children or women hostage, he was wondering about what would happen to Sator’s Wife and son because they don’t have any records of them after the point when Sator shot his wife. This was done to fool Sator into believing he both knows the future and controls the life of people in the present.
Neil through his company ROTAS controls whenever and whoever uses Turnstile. But didn’t knew about how and why turnstile machine used in Oslo during protagonist’s heist attempt in the Free-ports.
The Algortihm is like nuclear deterrent, people in present should be afraid of it. The Algorithm makes people in present follow the guidelines like”Policy to suppress” the turnstile and “Proving Window” etc. which ensures humanity doesn’t destroy itself. “It’s the bomb that didn’t go off.” “That’s the bomb with the real power to change the world.”