genloovers wrote:I'm really not excited about this at all. Not sure how another WW2 movie is a good thing or even an entertaining thing. But Nolan doing IMAX is always worth it, even just for the viewing pleasure. Still not very excited; his last two were underwhelming at best.
Of course you have every right to be sceptical, it's your opinion. But if you thought Interstellar
was underwhelming, then I'm not sure what Dunkirk
can offer you. So far Dunkirk
seems like a film in the likes of Interstellar
in the way that it's a straight-forward story with less twists and mindfucks than usual (this opinion might seem controversial regarding Interstellar
- of course it's a sci-fi that plays with time dilation, reimagination of the concept of time and so forth, but to me the film always seemed much, much more simple in a structural sense than Nolan's previous entries, even compared to The Dark Knight
The point is that in Interstellar
certain events play out in a very simple way - they land on a planet, huge waves come, they escape. They land on another planet, they talk to a guy for hours, they walk around, they escape. Then they fly around in spaceships. Not much is happening in Interstellar
compared to his previous films - it's a very simple film with simple scenes that play out on a very, very big canvas. I'm expecting the same of Dunkirk
mainly because it's a historic event, so there's going to be even less twists and mindbending plotpoints, I'm sure. I'm also sure that Nolan will try to find some human stories and plots in the course of this war event, and he will try to create very Nolanesque storylines out of those realistic, historic moments and events, but he has much less to play with.
And I'm not saying this is a bad thing. This is only a bad thing if you didn't enjoy Interstellar
for example, which for me, immediately after the first seeing, felt that it's a completely different direction
for Nolan (several puns intended). And I have the feeling that Dunkirk
will resemble Interstellar
much more than any of his other films.