Prologue

An original action espionage film releasing in IMAX on July 17, 2020.
Posts: 16
Joined: December 2019
Location: The Afterlife
No offense but the below pictures looks so much better than above one, they have more style and gothic feel to it. The teaser and prologue are so much better than the trailer because of the color grading and editing.
Last edited by Why So Serious? on December 30th, 2019, 3:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Posts: 169
Joined: September 2009
Location: Portugal
blackColumn wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 9:28 am
(teal colored shadows are more riduculous than that smiling soldier who never made it to final cut).
That's a matter of opinion. It's also an aesthetic choice, if it's that way it's because they wanted it that way, otherwise they wouldn't have chosen that particular film stock nor choose to maintain it.

Posts: 20
Joined: November 2019
I love the teal look of Dunkirk, sort of sea-foam quality. But also, as mentioned before it is a photo-chemical processes that boils down the color gamut. It creates a color harmony across the whole movie.

I really like the colours in Nolan movies across the board, I find a lot of modern movies over color-grade, and end up looking the same. Nolan's movies maintain a aesthetic realism, but they don't have the concrete, dull look of say the daylight sequences in a Marvel movies.

Posts: 174
Joined: October 2019
agree

Posts: 41
Joined: December 2019
Can somebody pm me the prologue link? Mine was copyright claimed...

Posts: 41
Joined: December 2019
Here's another update of what I feel like happened in the prologue
I've watched it closely about 10 times now so here's what I'm taking away from it...
JDW is being held hostage in the fake counter-terrorist van by Yuri Kolokolnikov's character. He is woken up to begin the operation which is to capture the person of interest in the upper-level boxes. Instead of capturing him, JDW gives him the option to come with him or he has no other choice but to be killed. He chooses to go with him and is escorted to a rally point backstage with his other colleagues. Half of his group takes the person of interest out of the concert hall, while JDW dismantles the charges from the auditorium. While he is gathering the charges, he is held at gunpoint. During this encounter, a time reversal/manipulation sequence unfolds and JDWs threat is killed with the helping hand of an unknown/unmarked, masked man (most likely is Robert Pattinson's character). JDW returns to the van with one of the men he originally went into the venue with, but this time, the man is dressed in a suit to act as the person of interest. The antagonists realize that he got the wrong man (which JDW does on purpose clearly) and holds him at gunpoint.

Posts: 11
Joined: December 2019
rotas wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Here's another update of what I feel like happened in the prologue
I've watched it closely about 10 times now so here's what I'm taking away from it...
JDW is being held hostage in the fake counter-terrorist van by Yuri Kolokolnikov's character. He is woken up to begin the operation which is to capture the person of interest in the upper-level boxes. Instead of capturing him, JDW gives him the option to come with him or he has no other choice but to be killed. He chooses to go with him and is escorted to a rally point backstage with his other colleagues. Half of his group takes the person of interest out of the concert hall, while JDW dismantles the charges from the auditorium. While he is gathering the charges, he is held at gunpoint. During this encounter, a time reversal/manipulation sequence unfolds and JDWs threat is killed with the helping hand of an unknown/unmarked, masked man (most likely is Robert Pattinson's character). JDW returns to the van with one of the men he originally went into the venue with, but this time, the man is dressed in a suit to act as the person of interest. The antagonists realize that he got the wrong man (which JDW does on purpose clearly) and holds him at gunpoint.
I can sign off on that.
the most interesting part is if JDW really is held hostage?! we don't know if he's let himself be held captive together with his team in order to easier infiltrate the venue with the local SWAT suits.

Posts: 5
Joined: December 2019
danevito wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 9:09 pm
rotas wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Here's another update of what I feel like happened in the prologue
I've watched it closely about 10 times now so here's what I'm taking away from it...
JDW is being held hostage in the fake counter-terrorist van by Yuri Kolokolnikov's character. He is woken up to begin the operation which is to capture the person of interest in the upper-level boxes. Instead of capturing him, JDW gives him the option to come with him or he has no other choice but to be killed. He chooses to go with him and is escorted to a rally point backstage with his other colleagues. Half of his group takes the person of interest out of the concert hall, while JDW dismantles the charges from the auditorium. While he is gathering the charges, he is held at gunpoint. During this encounter, a time reversal/manipulation sequence unfolds and JDWs threat is killed with the helping hand of an unknown/unmarked, masked man (most likely is Robert Pattinson's character). JDW returns to the van with one of the men he originally went into the venue with, but this time, the man is dressed in a suit to act as the person of interest. The antagonists realize that he got the wrong man (which JDW does on purpose clearly) and holds him at gunpoint.
I can sign off on that.
the most interesting part is if JDW really is held hostage?! we don't know if he's let himself be held captive together with his team in order to easier infiltrate the venue with the local SWAT suits.
My thoughts:
I don't think he was held hostage. Why would you give a hostage a gun and then let him loose on a mission? My guess is that JDW is a mercenary of sorts (with his own team of mercenaries) hired by some kind of shady Ukrainian organization to capture that dude in the opera house. Although he doesn't seem too enthusiastic about his mission, given his facial expression in the van, so there's a possibility they may be blackmailed into the mission? Anyway, JDWs team tries to gain the upper hand by switching the target with one of their own guys; maybe they were planning to negotiate a price increase for the real dude, or they decided to protect the dude to figure out why they wanted him dead. They get found out though, at the end of the prologue and I'm guessing the Ukrainians torture JDW to reveal the identities and locations of his colleagues which he refuses to do. So JDW is killed by being made to swallow a cyanide capsule (see trailer). The rest is purely speculation, but I think some secret organization rescues him by reversing (temporally) his death; I think they saved him in the opera house to by sending one of their guys in to "reverse-shoot"/kill the swat guy who held JDW at gunpoint. This secret organization is trying to prevent WWIII and recruit JDW in return for saving his life twice (at least).

Posts: 41
Joined: December 2019
ninenin wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 11:28 pm
danevito wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 9:09 pm
rotas wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Here's another update of what I feel like happened in the prologue
I've watched it closely about 10 times now so here's what I'm taking away from it...
JDW is being held hostage in the fake counter-terrorist van by Yuri Kolokolnikov's character. He is woken up to begin the operation which is to capture the person of interest in the upper-level boxes. Instead of capturing him, JDW gives him the option to come with him or he has no other choice but to be killed. He chooses to go with him and is escorted to a rally point backstage with his other colleagues. Half of his group takes the person of interest out of the concert hall, while JDW dismantles the charges from the auditorium. While he is gathering the charges, he is held at gunpoint. During this encounter, a time reversal/manipulation sequence unfolds and JDWs threat is killed with the helping hand of an unknown/unmarked, masked man (most likely is Robert Pattinson's character). JDW returns to the van with one of the men he originally went into the venue with, but this time, the man is dressed in a suit to act as the person of interest. The antagonists realize that he got the wrong man (which JDW does on purpose clearly) and holds him at gunpoint.
I can sign off on that.
the most interesting part is if JDW really is held hostage?! we don't know if he's let himself be held captive together with his team in order to easier infiltrate the venue with the local SWAT suits.
My thoughts:
I don't think he was held hostage. Why would you give a hostage a gun and then let him loose on a mission? My guess is that JDW is a mercenary of sorts (with his own team of mercenaries) hired by some kind of shady Ukrainian organization to capture that dude in the opera house. Although he doesn't seem too enthusiastic about his mission, given his facial expression in the van, so there's a possibility they may be blackmailed into the mission? Anyway, JDWs team tries to gain the upper hand by switching the target with one of their own guys; maybe they were planning to negotiate a price increase for the real dude, or they decided to protect the dude to figure out why they wanted him dead. They get found out though, at the end of the prologue and I'm guessing the Ukrainians torture JDW to reveal the identities and locations of his colleagues which he refuses to do. So JDW is killed by being made to swallow a cyanide capsule (see trailer). The rest is purely speculation, but I think some secret organization rescues him by reversing (temporally) his death; I think they saved him in the opera house to by sending one of their guys in to "reverse-shoot"/kill the swat guy who held JDW at gunpoint. This secret organization is trying to prevent WWIII and recruit JDW in return for saving his life twice (at least).
Love it. You're more than likely spot on! Let's keep building the hype

Posts: 97
Joined: January 2018
Is it just me or does the music especially the the music at the end of the prologue sound very bondesq? Makes me think this is his answer to everyone saying he should make a bond movie. Tenet also sounds very bond

Post Reply