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Should you go see the new Spiderman film? The opening scenes visually invite us into the movie. Several soldiers, their backs to the camera, walk down an empty street in the French town of Dunkirk. Seeing the film on a large screen makes it especially easy to glide into its world.
The Imax format has rarely been used to such good effect. Shot in Imax and 70mm, the film will be shown in theaters in various formats. Running from sudden gunfire, one of the young soldiers, Tommy Fionn Whiteheadarrives at the beach, which is crowded with troops waiting to climb onto too-few ships.
From there, Nolan quickly establishes three different storylines and timeframes that are gracefully interspersed throughout the movie. The land sequence on the beach covers a week.
Among the characters, all fictional, are Kenneth Branagh as a British naval commander. He is the most traditional figure, worried about getting his men home.
Mark Rylance brings a depth beyond what is written in the script Tommy, innocent and fearful, meets a French soldier, and they desperately carry an injured man on a stretcher toward the shore. Theirs is not a noble act. They are pretending to be medics in the hope of getting on a ship and saving themselves, which instantly sets Dunkirk apart from simpler, hero-driven war movies.
Cillian Murphy later joins them as a traumatised soldier rescued from the sea.
But it is Rylance who carries the emotional weight of the movie on his wrinkled, weary face, full of determination and simple decency. He brings a depth beyond the lines written into the script.
The film resonates in purely human terms, as Nolan strips away the myth to reveal a complex reality, and many different forms of heroism and of fear. To shelter themselves from gunfire overhead, soldiers on the beach can do little more than fall flat on their faces.
Boats, big and small, are sunk. The hull of a ship begins to fill with water and people who have supposedly been rescued have to fight their way out. One of them is played by pop star Harry Styles, as a quick-tempered soldier.
Styles has a vibrant presence on screen, but his fans should know this is a small part. The technical achievement here is extraordinary With relatively little dialogue, and characters who are not given histories, Nolan lets the action carry the story and build suspense. He allows the audience to feel the claustrophobia of entrapment in the hull of the bombed ship, and the immediate peril of being in the air as German fighter planes attack.
The technical achievement here is extraordinary.Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
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