Saturday, August 5, 2017


Plot: Dunkirk is about the evacuation of the British army by boat as the Nazis take-over France. The British army is under attack from German planes, and many small boats are sent to ferry them to England. Many ships sink. One subplot shows an elderly man and his sons crossing the channel and picking up English pilots who crash in the water. [imdb]    [photos]

Review: Dunkirk is one note. I've seen better war movies. The characters are not that engaging, and the endless death is a downer. 

Cast: Mark Rylance

Written and directed by:
Christopher Nolan; Nolan worked on Interstellar, Man of Steel, Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Memento, and The Prestige

The Music:
Rhythmic music evoking machine sounds and repetitive music to increase tension

The Visuals:
Mostly scenes of wet soldiers. Several good shots of water disasters which can be hard to film. 

1.5 stars: I don't think I am being too tough. Yes it is history, but this was nothing special. 


More: Those Spitfire fighters were real vintage planes, not CGI.

Even More: Here is a map: