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'Dunkirk': Nolan's Waterloo

Chris Nolan: boy genius, complex plots, tons of CGI and special effects, and operating budgets that match second world countries. That's our boy! But all that was missing this time out. This is the worst film he has ever made.

There was nothing very exciting or compelling in his telling of this historical moment. The script was lackluster, the performances were small screen BBC, and the lack of money invested showed everywhere. There was a terribly thin veneer of extras, ships, small vessels, and CGI aircraft. If you look beyond the forefront of the action you don't see much at all. I'm not sure what he was thinking but this film was obviously for the "home crowd".

And, once again, I had trouble understanding the dialog from frame one. What is his sound guy doing? Close miking or what?

This film was like a very lazy version of an essay: "What I did in Dunkirk over the summer". It just didn't get the blood boiling and the overall lack of action was disappointing. I had been chomping at the bit for this one but it has ended up being the 'La La Land' of war movies.

I'm wondering if this is going to get super ratings because it is Chris Nolan? Maybe by critics but probably not by viewers. I should have known something was up when it showed on the smallest screen this evening.

Being a "boomer" movie many will go and many will like it but I am not one of the Nolan fanboys who will sing it praises.


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Topic - 'Dunkirk': Nolan's Waterloo - Billy Wonka 18:43:08 07/20/17 (31)

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