Thursday, July 27, 2017


Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan's first film not dealing with either science fiction or superheroes since 2002s Insomnia, as it deals with the real life Dunkirk evacuation during World War 2. Telling three different perspectives of the event from land, sea, and air in different time periods that intersect at different points with one another, what makes Dunkirk such an interesting film is that although it is an all star cast with Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and a whole lot more, it has no main lead you follow as every character in this film is someone who takes part in trying to survive. I like this as it shows that, unlike most movies where you have to follow one specific character even in a huge cast, the fact that you see everyone due to being in a war everyone is equal and shows how well Nolan is able to make us relate to all of them not through background or their past but by what anyone as a human being could one day go through, and that's how you relate to them by being human in a traumatic experience. This film proves you don't need an R rating for a war film to be so emotional and heart pounding as you see so much in so little. One interesting aspect about Dunkirk is the fact that you never once see anyone from the opposing side, except for the enemy planes and some soldiers at the end but you see them from afar and when their close you never see their faces. A thrilling and captivating look at a part of World War Two that's hardly ever been talked about compared to most other well known events during the war. Even though the film is less than two hours, unusual for an epic war movie by someone like Nolan, the experience alone makes it feel like it never ends. Over all: 100%
2017 top lists so far:
1. Baby Driver
2. Wonder Woman
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
4. Logan
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
6. Dunkirk
7. War for the Planet of the Apes
8. Alien: Covenant
9. John Wick: Chapter 2
10. The Lego Batman Movie
11. Saban's Power Rangers
12. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
13. Kong: Skull Island
14. Split
15. The Fate of the Furious
16. Beauty and the Beast 2017
17. Transformers: The Last Knight

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