The repetition of the same event over and over from different perspectives was confusing to many and wasted time better spent on the primary subject. Chris Nolan is known for not using CGI, but this is one movie that could have used much more than it did. The flotilla of small boats at the end was miniscule compared to the real thing.
Too much time was wasted on unnecessary sub-stories within the main story. And, the Germans may as well have been space aliens, unseen throughout. Also, evidence of any command or control beyond a couple of officers at Dunkirk was not shown, something which could have been used to give a grand overview.
With few exceptions the main characters failed to develop any interest in their fates, or empathy. You don't come to care about what happens to most of them.
Ultimately I think that the movie failed to create the sense of importance and vast scope that movies like THE LONGEST DAY and A BRIDGE TOO FAR managed.
: I recommend seeing the film. It was
: interesting and in general well done. Not
: the Oscar contender it's been hailed as
: being, however. Major disappointment: The
: use of the ex-French Navy DD Maille-Brez
: (currrently a museum ship) as a stand in for
: WWII RN DDs. IMHO, I'd have rather them
: used computer graphics for the ships - more
: realistic than the "real" things.
: The a/c were both real and nice. Wrong
: variant of Spitfire for this early in the
: war, but hey.... They didn't ever do
: close-ups of the He-111 or Me-109s, and I'll
: bet they were actually the postwar-built
: Spanish variants, but from a distance they
: looked great.
: All in all.... talk about a diorama project
: one would only want to do in small scale....
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