I had read about the gallant evacuation of around 330,000 British and French troops from Dunkirk during WWII and was quite keen to see it. When my retired soldier friend also expressed a desire, off we went earlier this afternoon to watch this great production.
Frankly, this film disappointed me as I expected more human drama. The story line and the direction would appear to skip that and concentrate on the drama of the event. I am not technically savvy about the filming involve, but I doubt very much that this film could have been made around the time when other great movies like D Day, The Great Escape and The Bridge On The River Kwai. We simply did not have the technology I think. Perhaps remakes will come not before too long.
It was nostalgia all the way for both of us, me for being a WWII history buff and my friend for his own war experiences.
The greatest plus point in the film is that it is just of an hour and forty minutes running time!
If you are interested in a bit of WWII history and modern grand scale movie making technology, this is a picture worth spending some time on.