Dunkirk is a movie that you’ll never forget
Dunkirk is one of those movies that you’ll watch once and never forget.
It pounds onto the screen (IMAX is a must) with an intensity that doesn’t let off, awakening the audience to the brutality and sheer chaos of Britain’s retreat from Dunkirk.
Nolan has entered into the directorial realm of the war epic with a full frontal attack; blending his expertise in fragmented story telling, with Hans Zimmer’s thumpingly sinister soundtrack and a cast of talented young men, some plucked from relative obscurity, some not.
Juxtaposed against the mechanical war cries of sinking Destroyers and whirring Spitfires is very little dialogue from the cast. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t perfectly acted, after all, when you’re fighting for your life there isn’t much to say. What is said acts to power the story along, a snapshot of a moment rather than a plot, adding to the idea that the characters are all just trying to get home; nothing else matters.
The movie is a fight for survival, there’s no room for the sentimental.
The story from the “little ships” – played out by Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney and Barry Keoghan – drafted in their thousands from civilians by Churchill, and critical in the rescue mission, acts to bridge the gap between the battle field and home; the drama that unfolds a microscopic insight into the needless tragedy of war.
If you’re in it for Harry Styles, his debut acting role as the gruff, matter of fact Alex doesn’t disappoint and supports an excellent performance from newcomer Fionn Whitehead. Finally, stand out roles from Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy add to establish what will undoubtedly catapult Nolan’s epic into a classic.
Source : thehooknew.com