Tenet star John David Washington has admitted he still doesn’t quite understand the film.
The actor plays the protagonist, ironically called Protagonist, in the movie, which finally made its way to UK cinemas last week.
While the movie became certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes in its first reviews, general feelings about the film have been mixed — though Digital Spy thought it was an original if confusing story.
Speaking recently, John confessed even he's still a little confused and is "still kind of grasping" the plot after originally thinking he'd sussed it.
"I mean, literally on the first read, I thought I understood it, strangely," he told GQ Hype.
"In my delirium, I thought I totally had, and I realised as the day went on, 'Ah, I don’t have it at all.'
"But to answer your question directly, I’m still kind of grasping it..."
The comments follow his co-star Robert Pattinson revealing he was also confused by the plot while filming the movie.
"A lot of the stuff in this movie is expositional world-building stuff and a dense story," he told The Irish Times.
"And the script makes that accessible to a layman. And that's really difficult to get that balance of making it sound like natural dialogue and trying to get across information that you probably need a PhD to understand properly.
"And then you have to put it in the mouth of someone like me, who can barely add."
If you need a little help understanding what's going on, you can check out our explainer here.
Tenet is out now in UK cinemas and is released in US cinemas from September 3.
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