Holy shit, this movie was absolute trash. So excuse this rant, I just need to vent a little.
Christopher Nolan is fairly well-know for his (most of the time overly) complex and convoluted movie plots. Think Inception, Memento or Interstellar. With 2017's Dunkirk, he seems to have taken these criticism on board by making a movie with no story at all. I'm exaggerating here but barely. The entire storyline can be boiled down to
Look! We found a new way to escape! Oh shit, the enemy's bombing it! All hope is lost!
And just repeating as many times as it takes to fill 105 minutes. Like seriously, this movie could've been 60 minutes, so many scenes could've been cut and it wouldn't have affected the overall story line. It certainly would've affected my enjoyment of the film significantly though. Almost every scene is incredibly drawn out, just in the name of jerking off Nolan's directorial ego. It's even worse because you can tell how these sequences are going to end every time. It's pretty easy considering the same things keep happening over and over again.
We're given no reason at all to feel anything for the characters. They're all one-dimensional pieces of shit with nothing going for them and no development for any of them. Nolan doesn't seem to understand that if you're gonna have a whole movie where people are constantly at threat of dieing, you've gotta at least make the audience care about them or no one will feel invested in your bullshit movie. It doesn't help that it 's got a fucking ensemble cast, so instead of not caring a little about a couple of people, I end up not caring a lot about a shit ton of people. If he made the movie smaller and more focused cast-wise, I might've enjoyed it more, but no. Like seriously, how do you make Tom Hardy a boring character?
When something does go right in the film, the only reason I know I'm supposed to be happy is that the characters in the film are all cheering and buttfucking one another and Hans Zimmer shit score gets all swelly and soary. Fuck you Zimmer and Nolan, you manipulative assholes.
I think my least favourite part about this shitshow of a film is that because it's made by Christopher Nolan people are already calling it one of the best movies of the year. Like, someone acknowledged that the characters are pretty shit, but that's because "the event is the main character, the characters are just extras." Fuck them, they can't even admit the movie has a flaw. It's a completely bullshit response to the movie's underlying problem, that's just not how you make good movies. Get the fuck off Chrisy's dick.
In the past, I've very much enjoyed Nolan's films, even Interstellar. I can understand people's problems with it and it's very far from a perfect film, but it's still easily ten times better than Dunkirk. At least, Nolan was trying to make an interesting movie, instead of some bland Oscar-bait.
I guess it's shot pretty nicely, but that's not enough to save the time. If Nolan spent half the time he spent cumming over how nice the army uniform contrasted with the sea actually making sure this movie worked as a piece of storytelling, it would've been so much better. Spectacle is one thing, but if you're planning on just doing the same thing 50 times in a row, you might just need to invest in an actual story instead.
TL;DR FUCK THIS BLAND PIECE OF SHIT FILM, FUCK NOLAN, FUCK ZIMMER, FUCK ANYONE THAT LIKED IT