Squinty wrote:Ord wrote:Dunkirk. 6/10
Cinematography was top notch, the sound was deafening ( I saw it in IMAX) but a it also felt cold and clinical and ultimately I felt detached from it all. The beach scenes was were I felt it the most. For those that have seen Dunkirk compare that to this one scene in Atonement (in the beaches). It's full of busyness and loads of human touches. Nolans film just had people lined up, standing in a queue. I know it's silly but it took me out of the film.
My mother went to see Dunkirk and she actually had the same complaint. She felt like it lacked that human touch and it was very cold and sterile looking.
She also had a complaint about the amount of people on the beach, but then I guess the movie was covering the last few days of a mass evacuation that lasted over a week. I don't think that one holds so much (pardon the wordplay) water.
The contrast between that scene and Dunkirk is startling, thanks for posting it. I mean it was clearly a stylistic choice from Nolan. He could have had the massed crowds and End of the World like chaos like Atonement, but he was obviously making a much more sober film. I do agree that it felt very sterile in places, everything was very clean and proper, but it doesn't make it any less of a fantastic film.