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[Discussion] Dunkirk [2017]
« on: August 03, 2017, 08:27 »

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IMDB 8.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes 93/100

Metacritic 94/100



Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard
Length: 1h 46min
Description: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Tagline: When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came for them.
Genres: Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War

Directly after this first post, the discussion starts. Turn back now if you do not want to see spoilers. (and go watch this great movie!)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 10:23 by Mave »

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Re: [Discussion] Dunkirk [2017]
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 10:23 »
I'm a pretty big idiot for not realizing "Dunkirk" is just the English translation of "Duinkerke" until the movie started..

Spoilers below...

Love how Nolan did the timelines in this one, with land/the mole being 1 week, the sea one day, and the air one hour. Then when they eventually all synced up it felt so perfect. It was also nice seeing everything from different perspectives.

The entire movie almost every gunshot/bomb made me jump, and this is the first time a movie has ever done this for me. Especially the scene in the stranded boat made my heart rate go up to 170. The first bomb scene on the beach with the bombs coming closer and closer to Tommy was so incredible. I feel like this movie could give someone PTSD (and I mean that in a good way)

Another thing I also love is that you never got to see the enemy aka the Germans, Nolan didn't need to show the enemy in order to make the movie intense as fuck. Neither do you ever see blood. (apart from George)

Most emotional moment was when Peter told the rescued soldier that George would be okay although he had already passed at that time. The look between father and son when Peter says it all...

The very last scene with Tom Hardy gliding silently above the beach gave me chills. I do wonder if a plane can really glide that long without an engine.
EDIT: Apparently it's possible
While it would vary in the wind, the pilot estimated that it could travel for another 100 miles. An older, smaller plane like the Spitfire would cruise at only 20,000 feet, and it’s 78.5 miles from Dover, England to Dunkirk — so even after the Spitfire’s dogfights, the distance it traveled in the film without a propeller was well within the range of possibility.

Loved that the clock stopped the moment Tommy fell asleep on the train, it was only at that moment I realized that the clock had been ticking almost the entire movie.
EDIT: thanks to reading some other reviews I know realize that the clock stops 3 times, one time in each timeline. (for example for Tom Hardy it stops when his plane runs out of fuel)

Please, please go watch this movie in theaters, a loud and good sound system with a gazillion decibels makes it that more real.

I know what my next blu-ray purchase will be...
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 01:24 by Mave »