Early Dunkirk Reactions Are In – ManlyMovie

Early Dunkirk Reactions Are In

Here are the early reactions to Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s 2017 war movie.  These are coming in from Twitter, but I’ll just paste them here because too many embeds will be a nightmare.

#Dunkirk is chaotic, relentless, thrilling & one of the most captivating movies you will see this year. A master class in craft. What a ride

30 seconds in, Nolan once again delivers a spectacular edge-of-your-seat opening sequence. And then it just keeps upping the tension

From direction to editing to cinematography to score, w/ #Dunkirk Christopher Nolan proves he is one of the great filmmakers of our time

The thing about this film is it very consciously veers away from character development. It’s very in-the-moment kinda filmmaking

I liked that, tho. In this situation, soldiers & rescuers were all thrown together. No one really knew anyone. It was all about survival

So don’t expect some 20-min monologue about some girl some dude has back home. No time for that. It’s all go! go! go! Now RUN!

Dunkirk is edge of your seat filmmaking that’s fully realized in @IMAX. Can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it. See this in IMAX!

A lot of people were wondering about @harry_styles & unknown cast. They’re all great but Dunkirk is not about any one solider.

Also ‘Dunkirk’ is another brilliant collaboration between Nolan & @HansZimmer. The way he mixes in a ticking clock with score is nail biting

DUNKIRK is 1 of the most immersive cinematic experiences I’ve ever had.

Mind-blowing non-linear storytelling.

See 70mm IMAX film if u can.

Around 75% of DUNKIRK was shot on IMAX film. Other scenes shot on glorious 65mm film.

Zimmer’s score is the leading character of the film.

I’ll say this about #Dunkirk: watch it in the biggest, loudest, IMAXiest cinema possible. Like an IMAX, say.

If your big #Dunkirk question is “So is Harry Styles any good?”, I have the answer: he’s good. Acquits himself admirably. Points for Styles.

Also, #Dunkirk is a war film, but not like one I’ve ever seen before. It’s the closest I could imagine to being there. It’s loud and brutal.

Worth saying that #Dunkirk is a truly Nolanesque, cold film. It’s not drum-banging patriotic propaganda, it’s bleak, coarse and unrelenting.

I saw #Dunkirk, and it’s a triumph for all involved. Relentlessly tense and superbly crafted, it feels like an instant classic.

And that 70mm IMAX print? Insane. So immersive, makes 3D looks like a cheap parlour trick. See #Dunkirk large and loud.

Looks like Nolan is onto a winner here.  As a history nerd, I’m going to be interested to see how they handle the historical accuracy of this.  In short, Boch did not crush the British because the French were creating bigger problems elsewhere and no backup was available for his forces, which were spent, and unable to crush the pocket.

If the Germans attacked the British with all of their power, they left themselves open to being destroyed by a French counterattack.  Of course, this is inconvenient history.

  • Barney Ross

    BOYCOTT THIS PG13 TRASH!!! or watch for free dont support pg13 war movies

    • BradyDeez

      I’m sure your boycott will be immensely successful. This movie won’t make a dime😂

  • Barney Ross
    • French Predator


  • Jimmy Smith

    BOYCOTT PG 13!!!!!

    • Max Borg

      Grow up.

  • Lt_Cobretti

    I’m genuinely looking forward to it because of the runtime, 107 minutes means no time for Nolan to smell his own farts like he usually does.

    • ColonelBobi

      Only 1h47??? That is short for an epic war movie. I am psyched to see this in Imax man!

  • Stig Johansen

    PG-13. Means it is a kid’s movie.

    • Max Borg

      Not necessarily.

      • Stig Johansen

        Yes it is. It is castrated for a teen audience.

        • Max Borg

          It’s rated 16 in my home country, so clearly it’s not meant for kids…

          • Stig Johansen

            If you have to be 16 to watch a PG-13 movie in your country, you are living in a pussified country.

          • Max Borg

            Finland, pussified? Oh, the hilarity…

        • Max Borg

          I’ve seen the movie. It’s not for teens. At all.

          • Stig Johansen

            Yes it is. It is rated PG-13. If it wasn’t for teens it would have been rated R.

          • Max Borg

            That’s not how it works. Watch the movie before making asinine statements, kid…

          • Stig Johansen

            The MPAA are the ones setting the rating for movies. The only qualification for being a “member of the jury” in the MPAA is that you have child aged 5-17. So basically it is a bunch of moms holding their hands over your eyes making sure you don’t see anything offensive or “frightening”.

            What earns a movie an “R” rating?

            1. The f-word as a verb
            If the word is used only as an expletive and three times or fewer, it will likely be granted a PG-13 rating. But even one use of the f-word as a verb, even as a participle, guarantees an R.

            2. Tobacco use
            In 2007, the MPAA announced that parent reviewers would factor tobacco use when rating movies. Universal Studios went a step further and banned tobacco products in movies rated G, PG and PG-13.

            3. Hard drugs
            Regardless of the rest of a movie’s content, any depiction of illegal drugs will earn a film at least a PG-13 rating; but a graphic depiction of hard drug use will typically be slapped with an R. No less than Roger Ebert has called this particular criterion “a wild overreaction.”

            4. Nudity
            This is a tricky one: Shirtless men are allowed in G-rated films, while topless women usually earn at least a PG-13; but naked men nearly always garner an R-rating (see: Sideways), while fully naked women are routinely seen in PG-13 movies (see: Titanic, rated PG-13). And you can forget about sex. Even non-graphic depictions of love-making will render an otherwise tame movie unacceptable for 16-year-olds (see: Never Let Me Go).

            5. Extreme and graphic violence
            A movie has to be approaching the sadistic to get an R-rating. Think torture. The Dark Knight and the three Lord of the Rings films are all very violent and rated PG-13. The uber-gory Saving Private Ryan, not to mention Passion of the Christ, “one of the most violent movies ever made” are both rated R, despite the fact that many people well over 17 found the imagery disturbing to say the least.

            In other words. This is what PG-13 movies are lacking. In this case we are talking about a war movie… PG-13 is extra bad in this case.

            Maybe you should read up on what PG-13 actually means?

          • Max Borg

            I know what PG-13 means, I’m a professional film journalist. You clearly don’t, however. For one thing, that list you wrote is inaccurate. For another, PG-13 means the content is deemed generally unsuitable under 13, but it doesn’t mean it’s meant for 13-year olds. The Hangover is rated 13 in my home country, but it’s not a movie for 13-year olds.

            And Dunkirk is not a war movie, it’s a survival thriller that happens to take place during a war. And if you think a movie where characters are shell-shocked, commit suicide on screen and are burned to death is meant for teenagers, you’re clearly mentally unstable.

          • Stig Johansen

            It starts right in the middle of a battle and ends in a middle of a battle. Bombs dropping, bullets flying, no blood spilled and no dismemberments from the bombs. The movie is castrated for a younger audience. Look at Saving Private Ryan. The same type of movie, really. If that had been PG-13 the Omaha Beach scene would not have been memorable at all. War is horrific. The movie needs to show the horrors of it, unfiltered, to make it as authentic as possible. Spielberg went all in on that movie and it ended up being a true classic. Nolan just held back to get teens into the cinemas to cash in. Money before art all the way.

            Now I am not saying every movie should be R rated. Far from it. But an authentic war movie? Yes.

            People burn to death in Star Wars, Batman, and plenty other PG-13 movies too. What is your point?

          • Max Borg

            Again, I’ve actually seen the movie. It’s not a war film, and it’s not for teenagers (primarily because teenagers don’t give a flying fuck about war movies). Nolan didn’t hold back one bit, which you’d know if you’d seen the film.

            Also, you must hate every war movie made before 1967, then…

          • Stig Johansen

            Yes it is a war movie. Nolan even said it was a war movie…. And yes he held back. If he hadn’t held back the movie would have been rated R.
            If they didn’t want to cash in on the teen audience they wouldn’t have toned the movie down to get the PG-13 rating…

            Why would I hate any war movie made before 1967?

          • Max Borg

            Because all war movies made before 1967 were rated G (or PG, depending on the market). And no, Nolan himself said it’s not a war movie, it’s a survival thriller. Watch it and you’ll understand.

          • Stig Johansen

            Movies were rated very differently in the past. Can’t judge a movie from that period alongside movies from today. A lot changed when Indiana Jones 2 came out, when it comes to ratings. And then in 2007 when they went complete retard over the ratings.

          • Max Borg

            But it’s those movies Nolan was inspired by when he made Dunkirk (which, again, is not a war movie, but a movie that takes place during the war). The PG-13 rating works perfectly fine for the story he intended to tell, which is not meant for teenagers. Watch the film and you’ll see for yourself.

            Also, that 2007 claim is nonsense. Most of the stuff you listed about things that aren’t allowed is inaccurate.

  • ManUnited life!!!!!

    Couldn’t be less interested the film looks shit in my opinion the only films of Nolan’s that I liked were his Batman films everything else he has done is shite IMO

  • Avenging force

    Seen sn early screening today as grinding father was a soilder in dunkirk a truly amazing film a look at a great generation of brave young men in a truly horrific situation recomened it to eveything.