‘What has happened is a colossal military disaster.’
What happened was the allied landing at Dunkirk that went wrong from the beginning. Lacking air support and with the enemy advancing upon them – and facing strafing from enemy aircraft, 400,000 men lay on the beach at Dunkirk facing inevitable death.
Then civilians used their boats to evacuate the Belgian, British, Canadian and French troops.
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Christopher Nolan what am I going to do with you? Your movies are always big on ideas and concepts but somehow manage to fall apart in the 3rd act – usually when it calls for you to direct an action scene. I’m almost always glad I went on the journey but ultimately disappointed when I arrive at the destination. Interstellar starts off great but falls under the weight of its own ideas.
Christopher Nolan’s new epic, Interstellar, is a magnificent achievement technically but falls a bit short in terms of story and character development. It’s an intriguing mix of science fact and fiction that attempts to turn a potential end of the world scenario with a phoenix-like rise from the ashes story. It spends a lot of time thinking and paying homage to Kubrick, but falls short with plot points that don’t add up and maybe one-and-a-half characters that are at all developed.
Matthew McConaughey shines as Cooper, an engineer turned farmer by necessity and Mackenzie Foy shines as his intelligent, earnest, determined young daughter, Murph. Otherwise, there are no characters we can really care about – which makes all the cool science stuff less relatable.
And the posters for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar just keep on coming… Also, they’re genuinely beautiful, while still telling us next to nothing about the actual movie. Check out the other two after the jump.