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Old 12-30-2017, 01:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by PaceAdvantage View Post
Saw it last night. Can't decide whether to love it or hate it. But it certainly was a different kind of movie. And I'm usually a huge fan of Nolan.

Anyone else care to share their opinion?
We saw it in an IMAX on opening day (not 3-D). The cinematic effects were quite powerful. Amazing colors and sounds. However, Nolan left the story in the locker room.

One of our sons came home for Christmas with a bunch of "screeners." Those are DVDs handed out to academy voters and, since our son gets to vote in a couple of categories, he is on the list for all of them. (Makes you feel pretty special when you get to see a movie that hasn't opened yet.)

BTW, our other son told us that the planes they used in Dunkirk were all restored at a huge cost, only to be destroyed. It is amazing how Hollywood spends money.

We watched The Darkest Hour, which is Dunkirk from the political point of view. If you can, see that one soon, PA. Puts a lot in perspective.

For example, when you watch Dunkirk, you realize that the 300,000+ soldiers on the beach were almost the entire English army!

By comparison, in May of 1940, the US army was around 100,000 men!

Darkest Hour paints a... well, a dark picture for what was going on at the time. Truthfully, I had to go look a lot of this stuff up. Amazing how ignorant I am of the early part of WW2.

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