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Film Dunkirk Review
400,000 soldiers waiting to evacuate Dunkirk while the German armed forces have surrounded them. Lives are at stake when the soldiers wait helplessly for rescue boats to take them home while the enemy begins to move in and try to destroy them. Dunkirk is a true story about a battle for survival in the infamous second World War. Christopher Nolan brings this epic and tragic story to the big screen. Starring Harry Styles, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, the story of this event is told in three parts that come together.
Dunkirk tells of the act of survival as many soldiers await their journey back home. While the German forces have surrounded these men from the air as well as the ground, Dunkirk becomes a battlefield and the events unfold which history would later describe as infamous fight of survival. Survival is victory . The British, Belgium and French soldiers who are targeted do what they can in order to survive and try to make it back to their homes.
The true story of Dunkirk is told in three parts. From the ground, from the air and from the sea. These stories will all intertwine and explain the events of history as we watch the events unfold.
Final Thoughts and Rating
One of my favorite time periods in history are the events of World War II. Saving Private Ryan has always been my favorite war film since I first originally saw the movie. What I loved about Spielberg's epic war movie is how realistic the film was. And how he places you right in the middle of the action. I feel Nolan does the same thing with Dunkirk. Using minimal CGI effects, and using real Spitfire planes, boats and real WW2 battle ships, Nolan does a great job with making this film feel real.
During the plane scenes you feel like you are right in the action because you really are. Nolan rode in a few of the planes while filming to give the audience that feel as if you are in the cockpit flying the plane yourself. As soon as the film begins, you are right in Dunkirk. This film does not worry about backstory or character development. The film starts right at the evacuation point and the film unfolds their.
I really enjoyed this film because I feel as if I experienced the events of Dunkirk. Experience this tragic situation that happened to those men on the beaches. Dunkirk does a great job of telling this true story without having to rely on lengthy scripts or creative story telling. It just starts and ends with the events of Dunkirk. You follow three stories that come together with some great war action and battle suspense. The realism of this film is what sets Dunkirk apart from other war films.
I would rate this film an eight out of ten with ten being the highest. Though it did not out perform Saving Private Ryan, Dunkirk does a marvelous job of keeping the effects and story as real as possible. Nolan once again proves why he is one of the best filmmakers in cinema. And Hans Zimmer once again delivers a powerful music score that keeps the films climatic scenes music intense.