‘Dunkirk’ Movie Review: 11 Things We Can Tell You About Christopher Nolan’s Film (Without Totally Spoiling It)

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ is easily one of 2017’s most hotly-anticipated films and finally the day of its UK cinema debut is almost here.

It stars Tom Hardy, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Sir Mark Rylance and Cillian Murphy alongside a host of breakthrough actors – yes, including Harry Styles – and tells the true story of the World War II evacuation, which saw over 330,000 British soldiers rescued from the beaches in 1940.

So… is it any good? In short: Yes. But we’re not here to spoil it for you.

Before booking tickets, check out our list of 11 things we can reveal – without totally ruining the plot

1. Harry Styles doesn’t stand out (in the best way possible). A lot of fuss has been made ahead of the former One Direction star’s feature film debut and we can confirm that he doesn’t disappoint. The cast can pretty much be divided into two groups – Hollywood heavyweights and relative newcomers – and of the latter, Harry has a sizeable amount of work to do. Film fans who were worried that it might be jarring to see the camera pan across to a 1D star among the soldiers on the beach can rest assured, Harry fits right in with his co-stars.

2. Where do you know Aneurin Barnard, who plays Gibson, from? The actor previously played Bobby in ITV’s miniseries about the life of Cilla Black.

3. The cast are hoping that the 12A rating will mean younger audiences can see the film and learn about the story of ‘Dunkirk’. Newcomer Barry Keoghan, who plays George, told HuffPost UK: “They’re [audiences] going to go away and maybe look up Dunkirk and and hopefully appreciate the bravery and courage, the legends.”

4. In his previous films ‘Inception’ and ‘Interstellar’, Nolan’s focus on time and space drove his stories forward. In ‘Dunkirk’, he uses non-chronological storytelling to heighten the intensity of the story being told.

5. A number of the characters have no names, including Cillian Murphy’s “Shivering Soldier”. With barely any dialogue and no moniker to go by, the audience have nothing to focus on but the obvious shellshock and trauma the soldier has suffered.

6. Without giving too much away, Sir Mark Rylance plays a civilian who sails to Dunkirk to help with the rescue effort and has every right to be proud of his character’s

Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Entertainment

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