Here’s the premise: DUNKIRK is the true story of the evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.
As I watched DUNKIRK, I was amazed thinking of the many heroes of this war; not just soldiers, but the civilians that helped out in the harbor during the evacuation; and the ones that braved the battle coming with little boats to get soldiers evacuated out of this would be tomb. I found myself very emotional at times, this movie WILL affect you.
I loved what Nolan did in DUNKIRK, reminiscent of the little girl in red from Schindler’s List; Nolan had two young men (Fionn Whitehead and Damien Bonnard) trying to escape the area various times and ways but hitting the proverbial wall each time. This was a great way to switch from scene to scene with ease. The split between air, water, and land is another wonderful Nolan idea that worked very well.
The acting was phenomenal, whether it be a main character or one of the many soldiers along the way, every single one was stellar. Nolan did everything right for this film, it is destined to be watched for years to come; an instant classic for sure.