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Dunkirk movie review 2017 : A War Drama with breathtaking visuals

Dunkirk movie review 2017 : A War Drama with breathtaking visuals
Written by Karu Cheema

The movie Dunkirk directed by Christopher Nolan is an epic war based drama story as suggested by the trailer and is ready to release in 2017. The movie cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Tom Glynn-Carney, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Aneurin Barnard, Kenneth Branagh, Barry Keoghan, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. The film is a real war zone story which will surely get an emotional response from the audience. The trailer of the movie has already made the audience gasp in excitement.

The movie is set in the Second World War it shows the evacuation of British soldiers who were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk in France, from May to June 1940 after the Germans had driven nearly 4000 men of the Allied forces, British and French soldiers, to the edge. The movie story has been told from three perspectives – Land, Air and Sea, the film does not present the characters through exposition but seems to let them rush anonymously across the screen, allowing them to walk in the crowd or mix with the smoke or water. All this makes it difficult to figure out who’s who in the movie. The movie fails to generate a hope or any connection with the characters of the movie. This is possibly the weakest point of this war movie.

The visuals of the movie are absolutely breathtaking and the music effects of the ticking sound keep you hooked and help in building the suspense. The Cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema frames are brutal as he captures the strewn bodies, ballistic bombardments and raw emotions adroitly. Also, some symbolic metaphors are aesthetically mounted. Overall, with the enemy not shown, Dunkirk is a smartly made movie that is worth watching in an IMAX or on a 70mm Projection.

Watch the trailer below of the movie:

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Karu Cheema

In the depth of the world seeking opinions and lot more, I found my passion in these thoughts, The world is simple word bringing us profound touch locked in the world of words. Was born with soulful passion of becoming a writer, having seek this career is best side of me. I am looking forward to light up this world through the words that can touch everyone's mindfulness.