I didn't feel that this movie successfully portrayed the immensity of the operation, nor did it get you to identify with or empathize with most of the individuals it portrayed.
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: I feel that the movie failed to convey both
: the immensity of the operation
: and it's significance.
: The movie was not at all about context. It
: was an attempt to tell the stories of
: several people who went through it. You
: never see the lead up, you never see the
: Germans (other than a couple of
: intentionally blurry shapes at the end), you
: only get a feel for what it was like to be
: on that beach, on that boat, or in that
: fighter plane.
: The only context was the propaganda leaflet
: map at the beginning and Churchill's speech
: read by one of the soldiers at the end, but
: that in itself was to show how that survivor
: learned that his experience was different
: than what others thought.