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Survival is Victory in Dunkirk.

posted Jul 31, 2017, 3:12 PM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 3:15 PM ]

By: Robby Timmler, Promotional Director

Posted July 31st, 2017

Dunkirk is the film based on the true event of 40,000 English soldiers trapped on the shores of Dunkirk being attacked and bombed by Germans with no hope for escape. The film shows the event from different perspectives; like Tommy (played by Flonn Whitehead), an English soldier who’s stuck on Dunkirk with the Germans closing in from behind and rescue ships being sunk by German Bomber Planes. Also there’s Mr. Dawson (played by Mark Rylance), an English citizen that helps in the effort to rescue the soldiers from Dunkirk. Last, there’s Collins (played by Jack Lowden) and Farrier (played by Tom Hardy), fighter pilots that try their best to shoot down as many German planes before they take out the rescue ships.

Dunkirk is a film that makes the audience feel like their stuck on the beaches with the English soldiers. The action is intense and makes you feel like you’re right there on the beaches being bombed and shot at. The acting is great and shows the desperation that the soldiers were going through. The weakness of the film is that it jumps to different characters at different points in time, which gets confusing at first, but it becomes understandable near the end of the film. Another weakness is that the film doesn’t have any characters for the audience to invest in. For example, in Saving Private Ryan the audience can relate to Tom Hanks character because he’s a school teacher that joined because he felt it was his duty. In Dunkirk the audience is told nothing about the characters and who is waiting for them at home. Dunkirk gets 9/10 stars.