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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRtZUkAR2u4

12/15/2016 4:05:07 PM

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Nothing about that looks like legit war.

Not impressed

12/15/2016 4:47:41 PM

Wraith
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^Unless you are a combat veteran (which who knows maybe you are) how do you know what real war looks like?

12/16/2016 12:13:29 AM

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"^Unless you are a combat veteran from WWII (which who knows maybe you are obviously you aren't) how do you know what real war looks like?

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[Edited on December 16, 2016 at 10:24 AM. Reason : .]

12/16/2016 10:08:44 AM

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That literally looks like the pictures we have from Dunkirk, why don't you think it looks authentic? What do you think real war looks like?

12/16/2016 10:11:29 AM

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yeah but the movie is in color, and if you look at photos most of the fighting was all black and white

12/16/2016 10:39:55 AM

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The setting, fine i'm sure its accurate. The equipment yea its accurate.

Watch the peeeeooopplllee

There isn't any real fear. Look at the people jumping off the boat. Taking there sweet time. When that long line group of soldiers duck when a fighter is dive bombing them, they all go to the ground from foreground to background in order like its a wave coming over them. Not realistic. Everyone drops at once.

What Saving Private Ryan and all other excellent movies do is have raw terror, fear, and chaos. I didn't get that from this trailer. The real sense of tension isn't in this footage.

Maybe its just because the entire thing is being attacked by fighters and not other soldiers.

My take on it, in all honestly, is that Nolan doesn't seem to know how to shoot a war scene like previous movies have. His other works are fantastic but this may not be his forte.

[Edited on December 16, 2016 at 10:43 AM. Reason : fsd]

12/16/2016 10:42:07 AM

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You're missing the point.

Harry fucking Styles.

12/16/2016 10:57:48 AM

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" Not realistic. Everyone drops at once. "


Been attacked by a lot of airplanes, have you?

12/16/2016 11:00:29 AM

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"yeah but the movie is in color, and if you look at photos most of the fighting was all black and white
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hahahaha

12/16/2016 12:08:25 PM

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I'm, sorry, very little of the trailer says, convincingly, I'm in a harrowing situation and my life is on the line.

I really don't think it will be that good. All those little things point to overall errors in capturing the right emotions to convey the right level of drama and tension.

I hope I am wrong. Love most all of Nolans work

[Edited on December 16, 2016 at 2:21 PM. Reason : Of]

12/16/2016 2:20:07 PM

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If there is one group of people that can stand calmly and quietly in a line, it's the British.

12/16/2016 3:06:51 PM

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Looks incredible. Had the pleasure of visiting Dover a while back. They had some fishing boats on display there that had been a part of the evacuation of Dunkirk. Crew of the ferry I was on said that every Summer, the boats that are still seaworthy (I'm sure they have been restored plenty of times over the years) do a run to Dunkirk in remembrance. This movie hits close to home.

[Edited on May 5, 2017 at 2:05 PM. Reason : ]

5/5/2017 2:05:32 PM

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Yahhhhh I think BEU is high AF.

Humans may suck as a whole... but we've done some miraculous shit through the years

5/5/2017 3:15:26 PM

bdmazur
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Do you think they edited out the world's worst extra?

5/5/2017 3:43:49 PM

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"yeah but the movie is in color, and if you look at photos most of the fighting was all black and white"


I think Calvin's Dad explained this in a Calvin & Hobbes script.

5/5/2017 4:35:43 PM

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Not convinced

5/5/2017 10:38:02 PM

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"Taking there sweet time."


You lost me there.

5/5/2017 10:51:42 PM

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Not sure if you can relate Dunkirk (the battle) to any other war scenario. I mean the entire BEF was backed up to the channel. They had nowhere to go. Who knows where those guys' minds were psychologically.

5/6/2017 2:42:00 PM

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the movie 300 says hello.

It is really more of an honor than a pity to be backed into a corner and die for your country, I mean, we are all gonna die someday, so, that would be one hell of a way to go.

5/6/2017 5:26:46 PM

bbehe
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Spoken like someone who has never served.

Go read 'dulce et decorum est', its a short poem

5/6/2017 5:38:31 PM

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The latest trailer just made this movie look horrifyingly tragic and depressing and not really something I want to pay money to see.

5/6/2017 5:51:45 PM

BanjoMan
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^^ it is also standard high school reading. Read it in the 11th grade. I am 32 now. What are you doing with your life?

5/6/2017 8:34:59 PM

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^^You could easily describe Schindler's List as horrifyingly tragic and depressing, but it won best picture at the Oscars. May end up being a similar situation.

5/6/2017 9:05:55 PM

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^yeah, but the whole plot of that, while about a horrible and depressing situation, was about him saving people. I honestly don't really know the history behind this movie, and I'm sure people get saved, but that latest trailer was just super heavy on the terribleness and didn't even show much of a glimmer of hope

[Edited on May 6, 2017 at 9:28 PM. Reason : $$$]

5/6/2017 9:23:49 PM

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I'm not a historian but I'm from the UK and it is more well known there since it was the precursor to the Battle of Britain and the country was facing legitimate invasion. In short, most of the soldiers do get saved due to the extreme heroism of civilian fishermen and boats. Like there were legitimately people crossing the channel in rowboats and bringing back like two soldiers at a time.

The psychological impact alone is crazy. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers were stranded with home literally in sight and no way to get there with a seemingly unstoppable enemy approaching.

[Edited on May 6, 2017 at 9:57 PM. Reason : ]

5/6/2017 9:49:32 PM

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That's good to know. I just think that trailer was overwhelmingly depressing, and especially since it is based on a historical event that people could easily look up and see what happened, it seems weird that they would cut a trailer that really barely hints at the possible positive outcome

5/6/2017 10:05:10 PM

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British Expeditionary Force still didn't understand the impact of the Blitzkrieg, and they were completely unprepared when they first faced the Germans in battle. They were pushed back to the English Channel and the British Navy was unable to come to their aide. So basically, civilian fisherman saved Europe, because without them, the BEF would've been captured in its entirety. Then there would have been no reason for Great Britain to persevere during the Battle of Britain. They most assuredly would've capitulated to Germany, and history would be entirely different.

5/6/2017 10:07:00 PM

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Christopher Nolan + Hans Zimmer?

Take my fucking money boi

5/6/2017 10:27:48 PM

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The trailer is really bad, my wife and I saw it before GotG2 and both think Dunkirk looks freaking terrible.

[Edited on May 7, 2017 at 9:11 PM. Reason : .]

5/7/2017 9:10:44 PM

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Im hoping it will be good. I was unimpressed with the Batman movies (maily cause I think superheros are dumb) but Interstellar was good. Im also into histrory and WW2, so Im interested in seeing it.

5/8/2017 11:12:56 PM

bdmazur
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This movie also came out this year, about making a movie about Dunkirk:

5/10/2017 4:35:44 PM

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I was thinking an evacuation would be kinda boring of all the WWII parts the movie could focus on, but my boi Nolan will do that typical 2-3 stories running in parallel to keep things interesting.

5/11/2017 5:33:06 PM

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It will have great visuals and sound.

Will be disjointed and overall 'good.'

Will not be great. I want to eat these words.

6/27/2017 4:15:32 PM

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^ it looks like you'll get to eat those words

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/dunkirk-reviews-round-up-christopher-nolan-1202497936/

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"I was unimpressed with the Batman movies (maily cause I think superheros are dumb) "


I'm also not into superheros, but I thought TDK trilogy was fantastic.

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"my wife and I saw it before GotG2 and both think Dunkirk looks freaking terrible."


Why's that?

7/17/2017 9:00:25 PM

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I hope this brings about a resurgence of good war movies.

7/17/2017 9:22:38 PM

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What was the last war movie you enjoyed?

7/17/2017 9:55:04 PM

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Well, I wouldn't say I enjoy war movies, mainly because I feel like one doesn't necessarily enjoy war, but the last war entertainment piece that I got into was The Pacific. Admittedly though, I haven't had a chance to see Hacksaw Ridge yet.

And when I say war movie, I mean Vietnam or WWII.

7/17/2017 10:23:05 PM

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That is just how realistic/serious war movies are. Cinematically they are good movies, but given what they are portraying and that for the most part their portrayals are recreations of messed up stuff that actually happened, people typically don't enjoy them.

Hacksaw Ridge was good though, as long as you can get past Andrew Garfield's over-the-top Southern accent.

7/18/2017 9:53:19 AM

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"And when I say war movie, I mean Vietnam or WWII."


Lame. Hurt Locker was great. Generation Kill was incredible, but yah it was a miniseries not a movie. Jarhead is one of my favorites, but that may be for personal reasons. Black Hawk Down was also a great watch.

If all you care about is WW2 and Nam (which is strange) then Fury is also a fantastic recent war movie.

Hell go watch Restrepo if you want to watch an actual war movie (ok, documentary), if you can get past the lack of soaring inspirational WW2 music and themes.

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"Well, I wouldn't say I enjoy war movies, mainly because I feel like one doesn't necessarily enjoy war"


Yeah you don't have to love the subject matter to enjoy the movie.

7/18/2017 10:13:16 AM

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I saw Three Kings, and enjoyed that movie a good bit, although it reminded me a lot of Kelly's Heroes.

It isn't that I have anything against movies depicting our modern wars, they just don't interest me that much. I tried watching Green Zone and just couldn't get into it. I do need to check out Jarhead though.

I just like studying WWI and WWII, they fascinate me as far as the inter-workings of so many opposing governments trying to work their stuff out while simultaneously not trying (or trying) to wreck the world.

7/18/2017 10:50:10 AM

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Reviews seem pretty good. Though it doesn't seem to be character centric.

7/18/2017 12:04:42 PM

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"Reviews seem pretty good are overwhelmingly positive with many calling this a masterpiece, his best film, and the best film of the year"


ftfy

7/18/2017 12:22:54 PM

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I'm hedging that its all about the Nolan name and not actually the best movie ever.

7/18/2017 1:16:44 PM

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You realize they've seen the movie right?

7/18/2017 1:33:32 PM

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I am biased here. The trailers are crap.

[Edited on July 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM. Reason : sdf]

7/18/2017 2:14:28 PM

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You've been biased to hate this movie since this thread was first posted.

7/18/2017 2:23:50 PM

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The President has taught me to never back down no matter what Evidence is presented.

This movie being good is fake news.

7/18/2017 3:20:06 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS0K_dwdZU0

This is probably what I will think. Maybe like it a bit better.

7/18/2017 4:24:24 PM

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http://time.com/4864051/dunkirk-review


Beware, there are a few spoilers after they start talking about some of the characters in the movie.

7/20/2017 9:55:40 AM

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