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Movie Review: Dunkirk

Possibly the biggest movie of the summer, Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s (Interstellar, The Dark Knight) latest set in World War II. I’ve been excited for this one and the reviews have all been positive. Plus, there’s Harry Styles & Tom Hardy as a bit of man-candy so last night I set off to watch it.

What is it about?

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight) wrote and directed this historical thriller about the Dunkirk evacuation during the early days of World War II. When 400,000 British and Allied troops end up trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, following a catastrophic defeat, a number of civilian boats set out to rescue them before they are decimated by the approaching Nazi forces.

What is it actually about?

Dunkirk is the story of how 400,000 English soldiers were trapped at surrounded by the Nazis and their rescue by common folks. Since it’s a Christopher Nolan movie, there’s more to it, with 3 stories running at different paces – the story on the beach spans a week, the one on the sea a day, and the one in the air an hour – so a bit of time bendy stuff. Plus the cinematography and soundtrack are on another level and very Nolan-esque.

Should I watch it?


But can I watch it at home?

Definitely not. This one needs to be seen in IMAX. If you’re in Dubai, head to Vox Cinemas at Mall of the Emirates. The Dolby Atmos sound takes it to another level with Hans Zimmer’s acclaimed soundrack.

But I’m busy this weekend.

This really should be the one thing you do this weekend.

Anything else?

It’s intense so take some tissues if you’re a crier or grab a double-whiskey after.

Rating: 5/5

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