Published Sep 03, 2020For many people, the idea of seeing Christopher Nolan's Tenet in the theatre even once in this era of COVID-19 is too much. But one Manitoba man is trying to actually break a Guinness World Record by watching it over and over and over again.
Craig Sharpe has set out to watch Tenet up to 120 times in efforts to beat the record for seeing a movie the most times while it's in its first run at a theatre. But also maybe that's just how many times you need to see the movie to actually understand it?
So far, Sharpe still has a long way to go. The current record for that feat — if you can even call it that — is 108 times, and Sharpe has so far only seen Tenet 19 times, CTV News reports.
"[I'm a] huge Christopher Nolan fan," Sharpe told the news outlet. "I've only not seen two of his movies and I love every single one of them that I have seen."
He didn't specify which two Nolan films he's actually seen, but we can't help but wonder why he doesn't watch more of the director's work instead of Tenet on repeat, but maybe that's besides the point.
Apparently, part of the desire to break the record comes because he was "chomping at the bit" to see movies again after theatres closed down due to the ongoing pandemic. Sharpe went on to explain that he felt the precautions Cineplex has taken to keep moviegoers safe has made him feel okay about seeing movies again in the theatre — even up to 120 times.
"Then seeing on the Cineplex.com website what they do for safety precautions and everything like that, I went to go and see it," Sharpe said.
And seeing Tenet more than 100 times is about more than just breaking a Guinness World Record — Sharpe is doing his Tenet marathon to raise awareness and support for 1JustCity, a non-profit that operates a number of outreach sites for Winnipeg's most vulnerable.
We wish Sharpe the best of luck, but we also need to point him to Exclaim!'s very lukewarm Tenet review, which only gave the film 6 out of 10 and called it "pretentious mumbo-jumbo for stoned teens."