tech2 News StaffMar 12, 2021 13:35:47 IST
In June 2020, when the movie Tenet was launched, and when most parts of the world were in lockdown, Christopher Nolan said “This is a film whose image and sound really needs to be enjoyed in your theaters on the big screen”. This statement, coming from Nolan in the middle of a pandemic, really upset YouTuber Bob Wulff, who runs the WulffDen channel. So, “out of spite”, Wulff decided that “we have to put this on a Game Boy immediately”. He acknowledges that this is “quite possibly the worst way to view Tenet.”
Wulff split up the movie across five Game Boy Advance cartridges. He even made custom labels for each of those cartridges.
The movie being split across multiple cartridges isn’t event the worst part. He had to compress the video down to six frames per second with a resolution of 192 x 128 and a whopping 8 KB/s bitrate. Also, the software he used to crush the video down sped up the video by a third by default.
Also, don’t forget, when you view this on the Game Boy, the already-heard-to-hear dialogues would be so much worse on a Game Boy Advance speaker.
Actually when I do watch Tenet in IMAX 70mm in the future I might be bringing ear plugs cuz of that overly loud ear bursting sound design and then take them off during dialogue scenes cuz I won’t be able to hear the super muffled dialogues.
— Jeff Pham (@b0b0j3ff) March 8, 2021
“The viewing experience on this is absolutely abysmal,” says Wulff surprisingly happily.
The Game Boy Advance also doesn’t support 3.5 mm headphone jack, and if you fast forward the movie, it crashes the ROM.
Although, Wulff suggests this could be a “fun project for smaller videos”. Tenet is a two and a half hours long movie.