dormouse7 wrote:I just saw it in 70mm IMAX.
In general I loved the experience, but I found some things confusing, didn't really connect with the characters as much as I hoped, and also wished for more of some parts, so for now I am going with 8.5/10
Some things that confused me...1. How did Cillian hurt George? I thought I heard Peter say "He has a gun"? Did a gun go off and hurt George? Or did George get pushed? It was unclear to me.
2. Why did Alex want to put one person off the boat so the rest of them could live? I don't think putting one person off was going to make that vessel any more seaworthy. Did they think giving the Germans a person to shoot at would make them stop shooting at the boat?
3. Even with knowing about the overlapping timelines, I found it hard to tell if a particular Spitfire was supposed to be Collins', or what happened to Cillian's boat (there seemed to be several boats around?) my confusion was when you only saw the vehicle on the water and not who was in it.
4. Didn't understand Alex's final line on the train (music was too loud). I think I did understand most other dialogue
Some things I wanted more ofIt felt a bit short to me.
I would have liked at least one night scene on the beach. It seemed like a long day instead of a week.
I hoped to see the Moonstone packed with soldiers on deck - it did not seem packed since the soldiers were below decks. It looked more packed during filming.
I hoped to see more struggles getting home (like Lightoller who had to dodge bombs and was nearly capsized by the wakes of big ships)
I feel like Nolan shot a lot of footage we didn't get to see in the film.
I loved the intensity of it. I thought the air scenes were perfect - not too much nor too little.I loved Farrier's final scenes - gliding with no engine. Very moving.
And btw - Churchill's speech needed to be at the end because he did not make that speech until the last day of the (British part of the?) evacuation.
How was the presentation at King of Prussia? Everything go okay with the projector I'm assuming?