Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance
Director: Christopher Nolan
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Action | Drama | History | 2017
Dunkirk was one of the big movies that came out last year in 2017. I was slacking a little bit, and am just now getting to watch this film. After all the positive reviews I’ve seen, and all the positive feedback, I was hoping to be in for a real treat. Dunkirk tells a story of Allied soldiers who are stuck in Dunkirk during the second World War waiting to be evacuated.. The film surprised me.
First of all. It’s under 2 hours. I was not expecting that at all. Typically when I watch a war film, I feel like it goes on forever and ever. This one however, was interesting put together (thanks to Christopher Nolan and his different type of movie editing). I’m not going to lie, I was really confused for pretty much the entire movie (again, typical for this director. I mean think back to Inception) because it would switch between night and day. Eventually everything came together and made sense, but still confusing the entire time.
Tom Hardy plays the man in the air force, Mark Rylance plays the civilian who’s helping to save soldiers, and there are other people that play a role in this dramatic film. The ups and downs of what I’m sure is only partially true for the battle of Dunkirk. Those poor soldiers getting their hopes up and then having them crashed was a whirlwind of emotions.
Another thing that surprised me was the lack of dialogue. Yes, there was plenty of dialogue, but I feel like the majority of the suspense and anxiousness of the film was thanks to the score. I would have to say that the filmography of this movie and the music were what made it good. The acting was good, but nothing to me stood out for it. I remember people saying that that One Direction dude was in this… frankly I don’t know what he looked like or remember his name so I can’t comment on his acting.
Overall, the film was good, but it didn’t fulfill my expectations for the movie. I’m still going to give it a “Liked It” and recommend the film, but I don’t think it deserves a 5/5 rating… almost. (4/5).
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