“Dunkirk” is the latest Christopher Nolan epic following his last movie, “Interstellar”. A movie that received general praise, and a few critics saying that they didn’t get it (I was one of them.) “Dunkirk” follows the brave story of British soldiers as they try to escape the war zone of “Dunkirk”.
Now, I’ll say this about the film, it’s overrated. That’s right. Have at it, comment section! I feed off your disappointment. Feed me your hate.
Now, I’m not trying to disapprove of this movie, just to get a reaction, or because I’m upset of its praise. Watching the movie, I can totally understand why people are enjoying this movie. I just wasn’t one of them. I believe Christopher Nolan is truly one of the most talented directors of our time. I haven’t been a fan of his entire work series, but I loved his “Dark Knight” Trilogy and I’ll even defend “The Dark Knight Rises”, and my god “Inception” was a non stop thrill ride.
However, with “”Dunkirk”” it delivers thrills, and genuine heart throbbing suspense. You can eat the scenery presented in this film. It is gorgeous, and Nolan has one of the best senses of scale in cinematic history. He makes three planes feel like a thousand in this picture, and puts you in the characters shoes. Now, after reading this you might be thinking “That sounds rad! How could anyone hate this film?”
For me, the characters made the film feel flat. They were bland and kind of just soldier figures, which – was kind of the point. I understand that. In my favorite Nolan flicks I loved getting invested in his characters, their backstories and character arcs. In this movie, it’s just soldiers wanting to survive. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a really good movie about that. However, I would have liked to have seen a specific group of characters, with personal goals to survive this war zone together. It seems to be doing extremely well with critics so who am I to say.
If you want a war suspense epic that puts you in the action, this is your flick. If you want a little something more, maybe rewatch Inception. I rank this movie Five Michael Caine cameos out of 10.
“Dunkirk” stars Tom Hardy, Harry Styles (seriously look it up.), and Cillian Murphy. It’s runtime is two hours, and it is currently in theaters.