I was finally able to see Dunkirk last weekend. It was a really good movie that I have no intention of watching again any time soon. This isn't because it wasn't good, it's because I've seen it already, and the suspense just won't be there upon a second viewing. Perhaps in the future I'll give it another watch, but for now I'll just stick with what I saw the first time. I can't say much about the movie that others haven't already said. Tom Hardy does such an amazing job in this film, and he barely says three things. Also, his face is obscured throughout 90% of his time on screen. He knocked this performance out of the park with just his eyes, it seems like.
The film is about one of England's biggest failures in World War II, that they were able to turn into a positive. After being run off by the German army, England and some other allied countries were waiting on the beach at Dunkirk for extraction. German gunners swooped in and started picking these soldiers off, and they also sank the British ships that were sent to rescue the men. The movie is slow in its pacing, and it comes off as a bit of a shock to modern audiences who are used to the high energy, high action films. As I was telling a friend, if you have ADHD, this is not the movie for you.
Samuel Colunga is a writer/podcaster from Texas by day, and superhero by night.