Sunday, 23 July 2017


"When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came for them."


On Friday I went to see Dunkirk, of course on the day it came out. I feel like I've been waiting for this film for so long. Of course my attention was first brought to it by finding out Harry Styles would make his acting debut in it, but I also found out two of my favourite actors would also be in it too, I love Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy and I knew if they had been chosen to star in the film it'd be a good one despite Harry being in it.

We cannot forget the story behind the Dunkirk evacuations, it's a real event that happened. If you are unaware of what Dunkirk actually is I would suggest that you do your research before watching the film. People gave their lives for us to live as we do today. Churchill wanted 30,000 soldiers back home, however they weren't having that and did eventually get 300,000+ men back home.

Christopher Nolan has done an amazing job of really hitting the nail on the head with exactly what happened on that beach in France. Unlike most war films, this isn't glamourized by Hollywood, it's a gripping true to the story film. Capturing the struggles these men faced in order to get back home to their families. Whilst this is about a period of time within the second world war, it's not a story of triumph over the enemy.

Nolan told this story without on single shot of the enemy which in itself shows this isn't directly about the battle, it's the story of all these man who just wanted to go home alive and well.

Let's talk about Harry for a second; If you're debating seeing the film because he's in it, then what I will say is, bypass that thought. He held his own and give an amazing performance. Even has a huge fan of him I was unsure of what to expect from his first acting debut but honestly I was so impressed. I read online that Nolan was so impressed with Harry's acting that he gave him more lines than initially intended.

I hadn't ever seen Fionn Whitehead in anything before, I don't think he's actually done a lot of acting, however i'm 100% sure his performance in Dunkirk will have plenty of casting people knocking it his door. I've definitely become a fan of his and I'm excited to see what he'll do next.

Tom Hardy had very little lines in this film, however he gave such a powerful performance and for someone to do that just by their body language and eyes says exactly how great of an actor they are.

Cillian Murphy, my little babe. I don't really want to give too much away, but his character struck me hard, it really made you think about what these men went through, throughout the war and following the war, the difficulties they faced.

All in all, I do think this is a film every one should watch. Whether you're into these types of films or not; it highlights the sacrifice and struggle these men made for us and it's definitely a film worth watching.