Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is arguably the most anticipated film of the year, but what age rating will it be? Let’s have a look.

There are very few filmmakers who can attract a mass audience solely because they’re at the helm.

The likes of Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) and Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) arguably have such power, but not quite like Christopher Nolan.

His films are bonafide events, and no matter what genre he’s navigating, there’s the sense that you simply have to see what he’s conjured up. The widespread anticipation felt in the run-up to his releases is often reserved for the likes of Marvel blockbusters, but with Nolan, he’s able to generate excitement with original scripts.

Considering he’s given us The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Dunkirk, Interstellar and more, his admirable status is hardly surprising.

Ever since Dunkirk, audiences have been speculating about the next project, later confirmed to be an intriguing sci-fi infused actioner starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson.

So, ahead of its release, let’s talk age ratings…

Tenet (Syncopy, Warner Bros. Television)

Tenet age rating: Fun for the whole family?

As of yet, Tenet doesn’t have an official age classification.

However, the previously released trailers and the IMAX prologue have all been rated 12A. We suspect the film itself will receive the same classification.

Reflecting on Christopher Nolan’s work over the last ten years and beyond, his films have predominantly received a 12A rating:

  • Batman Begins (2005) 12A
  • The Prestige (2006): 12A
  • The Dark Knight (2008): 12A
  • Inception (2010): 12A
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012): 12A
  • Interstellar (2014): 12A
  • Dunkirk (2017) 12A

Sensing a pattern?

One of the many great things about Nolan’s work is that it can be enjoyed by such a wide age range. It’s highly unlikely that Tenet will be the film to break the chain.

Tenet: UK release date

Tenet is still scheduled for theatrical release in the UK on Friday, July 17th 2020.

Under the circumstances, the pandemic has resulted in many distributors postponing film releases. Back in March, multiplex chains and independent cinemas began closing their doors in cooperation with government guidelines.

They are yet to reopen and many are sceptical that they will be open to the public by the time Tenet’s release rolls around.

However, until an official announcement is made, it looks like Nolan’s latest will be with us on the 17th… fingers crossed.

Recently, Digital Spy reported that the government has said cinemas won’t be able to reopen until July 4th at the earliest.

Fans react to new Tenet trailer

Since the latest trailer surfaced, a number of the director’s fans have flocked to Twitter and offered their thoughts.

Check out a selection of tweets:

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