“Dunkirk” is the latest work of the talented Christopher Nolan, and it gains excellent comments from a number of foreign critics unanimously, nearly without any poor reviews!
Before watching this movie I suggest everyone should understand the background, Dunkirk was the key incident of the history in WWll. A lot of people will discuss this movie with “Saving Private Ryan” together, and find out Dunkirk is more miserable than the former one or not? The answer is NO! As it does not belong to any war. When the German army attacked France in 1940s, UK formed an alliance with several countries to block the force of Germany. Unfortunately, the alliance lost one after one, there were around 400,000 forced to confine at the beach in Dunkirk, where no roads to leave and the enemies were following behind. Based on normal situation, there will be vigorous wars of defences happened immediately, but the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill ordered to retreat the army for the reserve of military strength. Actually this is a real incident in our history, Hitler stopped the attack from German army ground force, and ordered sporadic attack by sending a few air force. Therefore, we can see the jointed army awaited helplessly for reinforcement at the beach, while German air force attacked occasionally — The attack is not as miserable as we think!
As usual, Christopher Nolan still produces a spectacular work in terms of brilliant photography and sound effect — The opening battle gives audience a fierce, real and exciting feeling, the shooting sound vividly portrays a scene to allow them feel as if they are participating. You can imagine a heavy pressure nearby you. The aerial warfare seems to be extremely realistic—the fuel consumption of a plane can only be used for an hour, fortunately the pilot is patient enough to fight the enemy, and persist to consume the final drop of fuel before he gets caught. That moment I realise he is Tom Hardy; the another storyline indicates numerous citizen open their boat to save the stranded army at Dunkirk, which shows the noble sentiment of the normal people!
You might be disappointed if you think it is a war movie. Although Dunkirk does not involve many war scenes, actually you nearly cannot find any German troop appear inside the movie. The biggest issue is you cannot think about a memorable face, a signature scene, and even an unforgettable dialogue! If you do not mind to watch a documentary with movie technique, Dunkirk is worthy to watch! I score 4 stars!