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07.21.17         movie reviews  

Dunkirk


As far as movies go in general, yes, it was amazing.
As far as awards go, yes, it will win many.

As far as Christopher Nolan films go, it was not his best. Ill try to explain.

IN my opinion Christopher Nolan is one of the best working directors, and will go down as one of the best of all time. Take any of his films and compare it to the smorgasbord of terrible films and he always stands out among the rest. He has a very long pedigree of simply amazing films, even since Momento.

I appreciate that Nolan is always challenging himself, and he does not stick in one genre. He caught my attention with The Prestige, solidified himself with the Dark Knight series, and pushed far beyond what anyone expected with Inception and Interstellar.

The 3 intertwined stories in Dunkirk was very interesting and new. I appreciated it very much. The cinematography is beautiful and amazing, and yes, I do think you should see it in theaters, but temper your expectations a little.

Im being really nit picky here but a couple of the problems:

There was an over reliance of the Hans Zimmer score to create tension. It got old & predictable after a while and pulled me out of suspension of disbelief.

I think Nolan was trying to do too much. Trying to tell 3 stores diluted his efforts and made it harder to connect deeply with any of the protagonists.

What he did well? Made you feel and relive what those soldiers at Dunkirk did. You can feel their desperation, and for that, it was incredible.

It will definitely be among the best of 2017

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