“Big Movie. Big Screen. Loved it.”- Tom Cruise’s Newest Stunt Was Seeing ‘Tenet’ In A Crowded Theater

I’m literally moments away from headed back to a movie theater for the first time since March. It’s a decision a lot of people, including critics who might have to return to make a living, will have to make very soon with the release of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Do they risk putting themselves out there while the coronavirus is a very real danger? Or stay home and hope the movie gets dropped on HBO Max or something?

Well, Tom Cruise has made his call. And surprise surprise, the guy who throws himself off of buildings for a living decided to jump in with both feet and see Tenet in a crowded theater.

Cruise filmed part of the experience and captured it on Twitter, captioned simply “Big Movie. Big Screen. Loved it.” 

I mean, that’s just too perfect, isn’t it? We see Cruise walking us through the experience, wearing his mask (and of course his is so much cooler than ours) and thoroughly loving the whole thing. You can see him leaning forward in his chair like an excited school kid. I don’t know who that guy is next to him but he sorta looks like Christopher McQuarrie? It probably isn’t, but maybe?

Anyway, Cruise says he “loved” Tenet, and that’s not a shock. That he and Nolan haven’t teamed up for some planet-sized spectacle yet is a damn mystery. I’m betting it happens now.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.