Keeping with my journey of watching movies I was never allowed to watch before, I now picked “Dunkirk”, and the first thing I have to say is that I wish I had watched it in IMAX as my dad did.
Visually “Dunkirk” is one of the most impressive movies I have ever seen; even in my living room, I felt I was there, and each scene could be part of a historical journey.
I loved the characters and loved how we don’t have “heroes” in the places we could expect, but just young, frightened man that has to rise to the challenge to survive and the real heroes are the people that had no reason to risk it all but still did coming from everywhere in their boats to save as many as they could.
The acting is excellent, and even Harry Styles, whom I was a bit on the fence about his acting skills, did great; also it took until the end of the movie to figure out the man with the mask was Tom Hardy, looking back who else could act at that level with a mask on the face all time lol.
What I did not like is what makes this a “Nolan” movie, the time play he does in most movies; in this case, the different time speeds did not work for me; it got confusing, and it cut away from the importance of some elements, and when I was following one timeline all over a sudden I was put in a completely different one, and I had to concentrate on the “trick” and not all of the other important stuff.
But being a big history buff, this is my kind of movie and done at this scale, and this care really gets me into it in the end; when everyone was going home, I could not help to start cheering.
Have you seen this? What did you think?
What is your favourite Historical movie?