March 5, 2024

In a recent revelation, acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan expressed his unabashed admiration for the “Fast & Furious” franchise during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Nolan, known for his complex and visually stunning films, stunned host Stephen Colbert when he admitted to being a dedicated fan of the action-packed series, particularly highlighting his fondness for “Tokyo Drift” and director Justin Lin’s contributions to the franchise’s evolution.

“I have no guilt about being a fan of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise,” Nolan proudly declared. “A tremendous action franchise… You’ve never seen any of them? I watch those movies all the time. I love them.”

Colbert’s confession of never having seen any of the “Fast & Furious” films elicited surprise from Nolan, who recommended starting with “Tokyo Drift” and appreciating it as a standalone entry before delving into the broader narrative.

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Aside from discussing his unexpected fandom, Nolan also addressed his enigmatic film “Tenet,” which is set for a theatrical re-release for one week only. The espionage thriller, released amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, divided audiences with its intricate time-bending storyline.

Nolan defended the film’s complexity, asserting, “If you are experiencing my film, then you are getting it… It’s not a puzzle to be unpacked but an experience to be had.”

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Acknowledging the challenges some viewers faced in understanding “Tenet,” Nolan emphasized that not everything in the film is meant to be comprehensible, likening it to an immersive cinematic journey.

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With its upcoming re-release slated for February 23, “Tenet” is poised to reintroduce audiences to Nolan’s cinematic spectacle in theaters, offering a fresh opportunity for viewers to immerse themselves in its grandiose visuals and innovative storytelling.

Reflecting on the film’s essence, Nolan remarked, “It’s about watching spy movies in a way… It tries to build on that experience and take it to this very magnified, slightly crazy place. A lot of that is about sound and music and this huge image.”

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