Came back from my second viewing in Digital IMAX.
My first screening yesterday was a special one, I was almost trembling from excitement when the WB logo came up - I was about to watch the movie I'd been hugely anticipating for three years. In short: holy shit. The opening sequence, followed by the nerve wrecking scene on the beach completely sucked me in and left me with my mouth open.
The structure worked perfectly for me: the way the different perspectives were edited together in a flow is just brilliantly done. It wasn't like one of the three perspectives in particular was my favourite, everytime it switched the film succeeded in holding my complete attention and excitement.
Damn it guys, don't even know how to put this into words, but some of the Spitfire and Stuka sequences were so impressive I stopped breathing. Zimmer's score perfectly timed every crescendo, going full-out in just the right places. There were more than 10 moments that just made me shiver from excitement and epicness.
I don't even remotely get the criticism that you can't emotionally connect with the characters. They don't say much, okay. But is there anything to say in such a situation? I was perfectly able to connect with the characters, simply because we know as much as them
. There's no background required, they're just there, trying to survive.
Needless to say, but the plane sequences are nothing like you've seen before, just simply breath taking.
It's probably Nolan's best directed film. The cinematography was spectacular, the score ditto. Everything was, to be honest. I'd like to write down all my thoughts about the characters and acting performances but it's just too much lol.
Dunkirk was like I expected it to be, but in some ways even better, plus some surprises. The second viewing was even better than the first. This film is incredible.
There's so much more to type out but I'm tired and my English is lacking lol.
Virgo, mark me for a 9.8. I guess.