- The Prestige
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
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It did work in this, I agree. I will re-post something I wrote before though (I'll delete the old one), because of its current relevance with the topic of conversation and the fact that more people now have seen it.Ruth wrote:And disseldor nailed the explanation of characters, exactly what I was thinking and why it absolutely worked in this.
As fine as it is for me to say that Dunkirk could either stand as it is or be another longer Nolan film (as many as 147 minutes, or whatever IMAX film allows for) where what we see in the film's current state is the latter end of it but shown chronologically (and thus would perhaps create a whole new set of opinions), I didn't bother thinking about other films doing what Nolan did with Dunkirk. When I do, it becomes a bit bothersome.MuffinMcFluffin wrote:He wanted something that Nolan didn't.Elyk988 wrote:Jahns felt Suicide Squad was a good movie....I think his taste in films officially died with that statement.
YouTube reviewers are franchise plebeians.
What I stated in my review is that in a perfect world I kind of wish Nolan filmed a 2+ hour version, and had two cuts to it: the version we see now, and an extended version with character development. You get to choose your cut of the film you'd like to see. Or, at least, have that kind of thing on Blu-ray.
Ultimately, I'd say this much: while it's cool to break the mold every once in a while and have a film that leaves out that "fluff," it does go to show there is a reason why that "fluff" tends to exist in most movies, including United 93 (at least for the plane passengers). Dunkirk is fine being the exception, but not the rule.
Obviously it depends who you ask. The critics seem to LOVE this film but I tend to agree with Lord Shade. It's definitely his bottom tier. In terms of technical mastery it's probably right there at the top with some of his more recent endeavours but the story is clearly his weakest. Not because it has flaws because for the most part it doesn't (that's why I think the online critics will love this film) but rather that it's just not that interesting. It was supposed to be a ride like Speed, Gravity or Avatar but those films did that better - they still had growth, development and a story, even if simple or uninspired.Lord Shade wrote:Low tier.m4st4 wrote:For those of you who've seen the movie, can you possibly rank Nolan movies now, or is it too early? Is Dunkirk low tier, mid tier or among his best for you?
2. The Dark Knight
4. The Dark Knight Rises
5. The Prestige
6. Batman Begins
Critics love Dunkirk thoughMaster Virgo wrote:Lack of character development is just one of those cool things you can utter when you're a critic and you have to somehow elaborate on why a film hasn't connected with you. Show Alien to the same group of people and they will all shout "masterpiece". No one would even mention anything about the characterization or the absence of any backstory or whatnot.
I kind of feel that it also became a very important factor for younger film fans after GoT. People somehow came to this odd assumption that every other movies and TV show can only work if every now and then the characters sit around some fire or something and one of them start talking about what happened to them in their childhood or whatever.£