Any victory is a victory for these soldiers stranded in the movie Dunkirk. This is what we see as we follow three young soldiers in scenario one. In scenario two we see citizens risking it all to protect and serve their country. Scenario three we follow fighter jet pilots as they try and do the best they can in what feels like a never-ending war.
The struggle for survival is intense and director Christopher Nolan makes sure you feel that sensation. As the movie progresses we start to see the struggle build rapidly and each scenario shows the extreme ways these soldiers fight for survival. The soldiers grow desperate and who wouldn’t when you have been stranded on a beach for so long no food standing in a straight line waiting to see if the Air Force is coming to help you out. You have no food barely water and the enemy is closing in on you. All this is felt as you watch this movie. Every scene putting you at the edge of you seat.
Dunkirk is more of a timeline of events leading to the rescue of the English soldiers by their own civilians. You won’t see a certain character being built in this story. Dunkirk makes you look at the actual war itself. Don’t expect a character to paint a scene for you. Better said, do not wait for the character to put you in their shoes. You must put yourself in their shoes and see these soldiers. Feel it. See it.
Overall, this movie is incredibly written and the cinematography was beyond words. The way Christopher Nolan brings this story to life is truly one for the books. I know that by nominations standards this movie isn’t eligible since it came out during the summer. But, if an exemption can be made I would like to see this movie nominated for something. If you haven’t watched it I highly recommend it. Don’t take my word for it see for yourself.