In a way, I am sad I didn’t get to see this movie in the cinema as it was a spectacle and my laptop just did not compare.
Dunkirk is based around the evacuation of allied soldiers from Dunkirk during World War II. In the movie we follow three separate storylines, one from a man who is stuck at Dunkirk with his fellow soldiers, one of two fighter pilots battling other planes over the ocean around Dunkirk, and one of an older gentleman who is sailing his boat to help rescue the soldiers stuck at Dunkirk with two young boys.
Now there’s no denying this movie is very impactful, it’s funny where it needs to be but also quite dark and ominous which makes the ending so much more sweet. It’s incredible to think that this is based on a true story and men had to go through such hardship like this and makes you appreciate your life and what we have now.
But, if I’m going to be 100% honest I do have to mention the one element that I really didn’t enjoy in this movie: Harry Styles.
Every time his face popped up onscreen I completely lost immersion with this film. You could say the same with Tom Hardy but I believe Hardy is already a well rounded actor that I have seen portray many characters so he did not distract me in the slightest. Harry however did due to the fact that he is mainly known as a singer and not an actor and this made him stand out like a sore thumb. Now, I imagine if you have no clue who he is it’d mean nothing to you but for me, a girl who was once obsessed with One Direction and know his music well, it completely lost the immersion and any tension that was built up. I feel he was not needed in the movie and they could’ve hired another actor, perhaps one lesser known, then I would’ve felt more connected to this movie and to the story it was telling me.
But apart from Harry I found this movie incredible, it was shot beautifully, the storyline was very engaging as it flicked between the three and I never felt bored. War movies have never been my thing but this one definitely did start to change my mind.
What did you think of Dunkirk?
Until next time.