Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, and Cillian Murphy.
Director: Christopher Nolan
It rarely happens in today's world that when a film releases, it forces all the critics to talk about the director of the movie, rather than star loaded cast, thanks to Christopher Nolan. The director of high class, this war film from Nolan is an unstoppable force of energy and a masterpiece powered by Hans Zimmer's score that will drag youR on the screen, no matter how comfortable you're eating popcorn at your seats in the theatre.
All these days seem worth waiting for as this film wrecks your nerves and hits you with the reality. Director Nolan has delivered an intuitive, jaw-dropping suspenseful thriller story that happened somewhere in the 1940s.
But even after its significant overall impact, has film succeeded to fulfil the excitement of the audience?
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But the name Dunkirk is enough to make any film a super hit, there is a large scope and various ways through which the story of 'DUNKIRK' can be told, and it'll always be as impactful as it is now. Nolan has introduced a few key figures in the film that keeps on coming until the middle of it. In a result to this, the audiences get to meet so many people, without really knowing or connecting with anyone at the emotional level.
The film is set in the 1940s, with French and British forces already being routed by the German Army. Almost 400,000 men are left around the shore, as they wait for the rescue. But as they line up for the boats to arrive, the German Army drops bombs on them.
The narration of the story takes several shifts between two young soldiers, Fionn Whitehead, and singer, Harry Styles, who play the characters of Tommy and Alex in the film. Christopher Nolan and Tom Hardy are introduced in the movie as pilots who're fighting the battle.
It's strange to see and note, but lower half part of the Tom Hardy's face is wrapped in most of the film, somewhat similar to 'The Dark Knight Rises' in which he played the lead villain, Bane.
Do you know what Christian Bale's character Bruce Wayne said at the end of 'The Dark Knight Rises'? He says to Gordon, "A hero can be anyone." May be this is what Nolan carries forward in this film (and the same could be the reason for not showing soldier's back stories) because heroes are meant to represent an ideal situation.
The film gives you a lot of spare time to get distracted, as there are a little or no dialogues in the film. But, here's the catch, these silences in the movie will come at the most crucial parts, and if you're slightly connected to the video, then you may find this quiet 'hypnotic'.
The Germans are invisible in the film; they're just dropping or throwing bombs, launching torpedoes and remained out of focus most the times, as the centre of the story was mainly on the distressing task of getting off the beach and reaching to England.
"The problem with war films, in general, is that most of us are lucky enough not to have to experience those events. So, sometimes it's hard to relate, but we've all found ourselves in the pedestrian and normal version of getting in some ridiculous line. And you don't know who to ask, and you don't know what the hell is going on," USA Today quotes Nolan.
"The energy this film throws, sensations you get on your nerves, look very familiar. I have felt the same kind of experience in previous four films from Nolan, and to this day, the energy remains the same," shares a group inside the movie theatre.
The Maestro, Hans Zimmer, entirely designed the score of the film, its music and sound effects. It holds the movie together without changing the mood. At some point, you hear music just like some old classic war films, and that melody touches every string of your heart. After all of these, the films earn its emotional ending.
It is one of the greatest war movies ever created in the past two decades. Including 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Hacksaw Ridge'. It's another best film to Christopher Nolan's name. Highly recommended if you're a war movies fan.
In short, the film is as short as 146 minutes only, giving you the genuine and stunning experience of watching the film. It deserves to be watched HUGE and LOUD!
That's all, folks!